German 3D printing startup DyeMansion has raised $5 million in a Series A funding round by Unternehmertum Venture Capital, btov Partners, and AM Ventures. The company's next milestone will be “achieving injection moulded surface quality on 3D-printed polymer parts,” it stated in a press release.
“Thanks to our customers and partners we have learned a lot about the demand for the digital factory of the future,” said Philipp Kramer, CTO and co-founder of DyeMansion. “With the new funds, we will expand our R&D capacity in order to raise the bar in post-processing automation and to provide the best possible end-use part finish for every application.”
Although working in the 3D printing industry, DyeMansion doesn't actually do the printing itself. Its product is a three-step high-volume finishing system that transforms raw 3D-printed elements into industrial products. The range of products that are produced using DyeMansion's tech ranges from sunglasses to automotive parts.
The company claims to have worked with some 400 clients across the world, including BMW, Daimler, Under Armour, HP, Shapeways, Materialise, and FKM.
In the photo, from left to right: Felix Ewald, CEO DyeMansion; Adrian Keppler, Speaker of the Corporate Management (CEO) EOS GmbH & Philipp Kramer, CTO DyeMansion at the EOS headquarter in Krailling. Image credit: Tobias Hase