We’ve got some 3D printing business and medical news to start things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting projects featuring 3D printing. Additive Industries has appointed a new member to its management team, and Carbon announced that Johnson & Johnson Innovation has joined its latest funding round. axial3D established a scientific advisory board for automated medical 3D printing software, while ULab Systems has achieved FDA clearance for its dental software platform and 4WEB Medical announced record sales growth in 2017. 3D design software and a new Reebok material were used to make a mask with 3D printed parts, and the next Burning Man temple will feature a 3D printed mandala.
Additive Industries Appoints New Member of Management Team
Netherlands-based Additive Industries is working to speed up the industrial 3D printing of functional metal parts with its modular end-to-end 3D metal printing system, MetalFAB1. The company is growing fast, and recently announced a Top 3 position ambition in industrial additive manufacturing. To prepare for further growth in the market, Additive Industries has appointed Paul Simons, a Philips Healthcare veteran, to its management team, effective January 1st. Simons has plenty of experience in scaling supply chains and professionalizing manufacturing operations, and in his newly created position of Director Operations & Supply Chain, he will be responsible for all internal operations at Additive Industries, including overseeing the company’s complete supply chain and customer support.
Simons said, “I am looking forward to build the Operations, Supply chain and Customer Support footprint to be able to manage the planned, steep growth of the volume, and I’m excited to join the entrepreneurial team of Additive Industries.”
Johnson & Johnson Innovation Joins Carbon Funding Round
This week, Carbon announced that Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJDC) has joined several other investors in a $200 million Series D funding round. The original investors were announced by Carbon last month, while the remaining ones should be disclosed soon. This investment builds on a strategic two-year collaboration between the two companies, for JJDC to leverage Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology to develop surgical orthopedic instruments and other medical devices. Carbon will use the funding from this round to increase its momentum in using its connected, digitally-enabled design and 3D printing capabilities to disrupt the traditional analog injection molding production methods.
“This funding is vital to the work we're doing with leading healthcare companies to improve lives using next-gen technology, and will enable Carbon to accelerate its momentum in delivering a true, scalable digital 3D Manufacturing platform across the globe,” said Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Carbon's CEO and Co-Founder.
axial3D Establishes Scientific Advisory Board
Belfast medical technology firm axial3D, which specializes in medical 3D printing to advance the standards and efficiency of surgical intervention, has established its own Scientific Advisory Board. The impressive board will offer strategic guidance and solution strategy, and guide the development of automated medical 3D printing software. Appointed members include Dr. William (Pepper) Denman of Massachusetts General Hospital; Dr. Anish Ghodadra, Interventional Radiology at Yale New Haven Hospital; Chief Technology Officer of TravelNest Dr. Alistair Hann; and Simon Fleming, Orthopedics, PhD Candidate in Medical Education at Barts and The London.
“The search for a specialized Advisory Board to impact the current strategic aims of axial3D has been a fantastic experience, and we have been fortunate to attract such an experienced and diverse group to support our growth in the coming years. As we expand the scope of axial3D’s 3D printing software and service portfolio we have established an advisory team with extensive experience in the medical device industry, radiology, surgery and IT development,” said Daniel Crawford, Founder and CEO of axial3D. “This expertise coupled with the existing support from the board of directors in finance, sales, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and new infrastructure technologies ensures the company is positioned to embark on the next phase of growth. We look forward to working with these individuals and leveraging their guidance to further axial3D’s execution of our vision '“ making 3D printing routine in hospitals.”
ULab Systems Receives 510(K) Clearance from FDA