Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

With a brief note on their site today, digital fabrication tool makers Printrbot announces their closure. Led by the charismatic Brook Drumm, the company launched in 2011 with a hyper-successful Kickstarter for an affordable 3D printer kit, raising $830,000 for a $500 machine, disrupting competitors like MakerBot that were selling kits and printers in the … Continue reading Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

Desktop Metal gets $115 million in funding to deliver metal 3D printing for manufacturing

Personal note: they borrowed knowledge from the metal injection molding process. Desktop Metal has already earned a number of fans with its 3D printed metal technology — Lowe’s, Caterpillar and BMW were all among its earliest clients. As first noted by CNBC, the Massachusetts-based startup is also getting some healthy monetary support, adding $115 million … Continue reading Desktop Metal gets $115 million in funding to deliver metal 3D printing for manufacturing