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Primary Location Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Financial Status VC-E; SoftBank

Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, France, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, dental and medical professionals, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B, and Form 3L, powered by Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)β„’ 3D printing, Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Factory Solutions manufacturing solution. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance 3D printing materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

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Psyonic makes advanced prosthetics accessible using additive manufacturing

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🏒 Organizations: Psyonic, Formlabs

The Ability Hand is designed and manufactured in-house at Psyonic with hybrid manufacturing methods, including 3D printing, injection and silicone moulding, and CNC machines. Psyonic says that the Ability Hand is promising to restore life and mobility back to what it was for patients.

Using the Formlabs SLA 3D printers, Psyonic says that it was able to create an FDA-registered, medicare-covered, industry-defining upper-limb prosthesis from scratch. The machine also allows for collection of customer feedback followed by rapid prototyping in-house to improve design and functionality.

Read more at TCT Magazine

How Lufthansa Technik Uses 3D Printed Tools to Manufacture Escape Route Markings

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🏒 Organizations: Lufthansa, Formlabs

Lufthansa Technik AG, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, not only takes care of maintenance and repairs in the aviation sector, but also sells aviation products and aircraft components to large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Airbus and Boeing. One of these product lines is escape-route markings for the interior of aircraft, which are produced in an innovative way with the help of 3D printed manufacturing aids.

In an interview with Ulrich Zarth, project engineer at Lufthansa Technik AG, we talked about how the company uses these 3D printed tools as consumables in production and how 3D printing makes process optimization more flexible.

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Formlabs Doubles Valuation to $2 Billion with Close of $150 Million Series E Led By SoftBank Vision Fund 2

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🏒 Organizations: Formlabs

Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, today announced it raised a $150 million Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2*, doubling its valuation to $2 billion. Formlabs will use the funds to continue to grow its portfolio of 3D printing technologies, enabling greater mass production and customization, as well as grow its team across its seven offices worldwide.

Read more at Formlabs Press Release

FourKites Secures $100M Series D Funding from THL, Qualcomm Ventures, Volvo Group and Zebra Technologies

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🏒 Organizations: Formlabs, Qualcomm, Volvo, Zebra Technologies

FourKites, the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, today announced a new $100 million Series D financing round. The growth financing is led by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (β€œTHL”), with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, LLC, Volvo Group Venture Capital AB and Zebra Technologies, as well as existing investors August Capital, CEAS Investments, Hyde Park Angels, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, bringing total capital raised to over $200 million. The funding heralds the advent of a new era in supply chain management, where automated, interconnected and collaborative global supply chains β€” spanning transportation, warehouses, stores, trucks and more β€” are powered and optimized by real-time visibility data and machine learning.

Read more at FourKites Press Release

Guide to Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing

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πŸ”– Topics: 3D printing, additive manufacturing

🏭 Vertical: Machinery

🏒 Organizations: Formlabs

Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing is trusted by engineers and manufacturers across different industries for its ability to produce strong, functional parts.

In this extensive guide, we’ll cover the selective laser sintering process, the different systems and materials available on the market, the workflow for using SLS printers, the various applications, and when to consider using SLS 3D printing over other additive and traditional manufacturing methods.

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