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19 Startups in the 3D Printing Industry

There are hundreds of fast-growing 3D Printing startups and we have compiled the 19 best ones in this blog article.

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Countless 3D Printing startups are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 19 well-known and fast-growing 3D Printing companies that impressed investors.


19 3D Printing Startups

1) Formlabs

1) Formlabs

Formlabs creates easy-to-use 3D fabrication tools for producing complex figures.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Somerville
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: David Cranor, Maxim Lobovsky, Natan Linder
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $253,699,968
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 24

You can find their website here.

2) Mighty Buildings

2) Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings is a company that creates 3D printing technologies and an automated platform to help clients afford housing.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Oakland
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Alexey Dubov, Dmitry Starodubtsev, Sam Ruben, Slava Solonitsyn
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $101,823,024
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 28

You can find their website here.

3) Markforged

3) Markforged

Markforged is a manufacturing startup that has developed a novel 3D printing technology for creating products made of Continuous Carbon Fiber.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Watertown
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: David Benhaim, Gregory Mark
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $136,800,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

4) Xometry

4) Xometry

Customers can access a network of machine shops and custom manufacturers through Xometry's online marketplace.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Gaithersburg
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Laurence Zuriff, Randy Altschuler
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $197,200,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

5) ICON

5) ICON

ICON is a construction technology business that is revolutionizing homebuilding with 3D robotics, software, and sophisticated materials.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Austin
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Alex LeRoux, Evan Loomis, Jason Ballard
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $59,499,997
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 22

You can find their website here.

6) Local Motors

6) Local Motors

Local Motors is an American automaker that designs and manufactures safe and accessible mobility solutions for small towns.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chandler
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Damien Declercq, John B. Rogers, Mark Smith
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $15,250,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

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7) ThreeKit

7) ThreeKit

ThreeKit is a 3D product configuration and visualization platform that helps businesses develop and manage stunning images at scale.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Ben Houston
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $30,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

8) NEXA3D

8) NEXA3D

Professionals and organizations of all sizes may now afford ultrafast industrial-grade Stereolithography 3D printers thanks to NEXA3D.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Ventura
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Andrea Denaro, Avi Reichental, Gianni Zitelli, Luciano Tringali
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $94,999,999
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

9) Hubs

9) Hubs

Hubs is a web-based manufacturing platform that connects engineers to a global network of manufacturing partners on demand.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Bram de Zwart, Brian Garret, Filemon Schöffer
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $31,499,998
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

10) Brinter

10) Brinter

Brinter is a cutting-edge modular 3D bioprinter designed for global markets.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Turku
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Piira Marko, Tomi Kalpio
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: € 1,200,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

11) 3YOURMIND

11) 3YOURMIND

Industry 4.0 automation software to handle part selection, ordering, and production workflows for additive manufacturing.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Aleksander Ciszek, Stephan Kuehr
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $32,859,690
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

12) CGTrader

12) CGTrader

CGTrader is the world's leading provider of high-quality 3D content for e-commerce, gaming, virtual reality, entertainment, and 3D printing.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Lithuania
  • City: Vilnius
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Dalia Lasaite, Marius Kalytis
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $12,112,321
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

13) angelalign

13) angelalign

Angelalign is a global provider of invisible orthodontic technology, as well as manufacture and sales of invisible orthodontics.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2010
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $23,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

14) Ultimaker

14) Ultimaker

Since May 2011, when Ultimaker began shipping its first Ultimaker 3D printers, the business has occupied a key place in the 3D printing industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Geldermalsen
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Erik de Bruijn, Martijn Elserman, Siert Wijnia
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: € 15,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

15) Shapr3D

15) Shapr3D

Shapr3D is bringing CAD into the twenty-first century.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Hungary
  • City: Budapest
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: István Csanády
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $7,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

16) Volumental

16) Volumental

For product customization, a cloud-based platform leveraging 3D is used.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alper Aydemir, Caroline Walerud, Miroslav Kobetski, Rasmus Göransson
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $4,458,029
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

17) LuxCreo

17) LuxCreo

LuxCreo is a company that specializes in 3D printing.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Zhifeng Yao
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $37,442,027
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

18) HeyGears

18) HeyGears

Digital 3D Printing Application Service Provider with a Global Reach

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Heyuan Huang, Peiyan Gui
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $106,925,987
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

19) Snapmaker

19) Snapmaker

Snapmaker is composed entirely of metal, resulting in a high-quality and dependable 3D printing experience.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Guangdong
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Daniel Chen
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $4,269,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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