Google and other investors stop 100 million in 3d-printing company Carbon3D




Carbon3D, which is working on a 3D printer for high-quality prints from a liquid, has a Series C funding round shipyard 100 million dollars raised. The investment round was led by Google Ventures, the investment arm of the present Alphabet.

3d-printing company, where Tweakers about earlier reported, fell after a publication in the journal Science, and almost simultaneously held Ted talk by founder Joseph DeSimone. The manner of printing is very different from the default printer at home which filament used to to pop-up objects. Carbon3D uses a liquid photosensitive synthetic resin which with the aid of ultraviolet light cures very focused in a bath of the resin. At the same time attracts another part of the printer by the name of CLIP or Continuous Liquid Production Interface, the object from the liquid. According to the authors, the printer would print as 25 to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printers and accessories make smoother.

According to a post on Google Recode was immediately interested in the 3D printer after founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin saw the Ted talk. Other investors include Yuri Milner, founder of Digital Sky Technologies, Reinet Investments and FIS.

Among the companies that are already working on testing the way to print parts, is among other Ford. According DeSimone there are “a few dozen” prototypes at various companies set to test the system and improve it. It is still unclear what the cost printers.


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