We have updated our 3D printing market map and it is attached below. We are currently tracking over 216 companies in 9 categories across 22 countries, with a total of $405M in funding. To see the full list of companies, contact us using the form on www.venturescanner.com.
Carbon3D made a big splash last week by unveiling a new printing technique that is anywhere from 25 – 100 times faster than current means. Similar to SLA, the technology works by using light and oxygen to cure a photosensitive resin, however that’s where the similarities end. Unlike SLA that prints layer-by-layer, Carbon3D can print much faster by using oxygen as the inhibiting agent (oxygen creates a deadzone) and light to cure the resin. Aside from the obvious speed factor, this method could mean better integrity for printed products and broader commercial applications. You can see the full TED talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/joe_desimone_what_if_3d_printing_was_25x_faster
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