Investment in the 3D printing industry is picking up again after the summer break. In this round-up of recent additive manufacturing business and investment news we look at fund raising plans for several 3D bioprinting ventures, investment in high-tech centers across the world and increasing collaboration designed to bring additive manufacturing to end use production.

 

New high tech demonstration centers

 

In Hyberbad, India SLM Solutions and the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) – an organisation reporting to the country’s  Ministry of Science and Technology – have opened a technology demonstration centre for additive manufacturing. The project is intended to show the industrial sector the advantages of industrial additive manufacturing.

 

Trumpf has opened a €26M smart factory in Chicago. The 50,000 square feet facility cost €13 million to build and contains €13 million in equipment. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, Chief Executive Officer of the Trumpf Group told guests at the opening event,  “in Chicago, we can present our vision for connected production to our customers in the Midwest practically at their doorstep – and work with them to drive forward connected production in the Industry 4.0 era”.

 

Trumpf currently offers the TruPrint 3000 and TruPrint 5000 as additive manufacturing solutions and will introduce new TruPrint 3D printing platform, TruPrint 1000 later this month at the TCT show in Birmingham, UK.