Voxel8 Provides Technology for Multi-Material 3D Printing
BOSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 5, 2015 — Voxel8, creator of the world’s first multi-material 3D electronics printer capable of printing embedded electronics and other novel devices, announced that it has closed a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Voxel8, founded by Dr. Jennifer A. Lewis, Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, is commercializing a new platform for 3D printing that includes functional materials, printing hardware, and intelligent software. The company enables designers and engineers to create products with embedded 3D electronics for the first time.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Voxel8 to further develop its multi-material 3D printing technology,” said Megan Anderson, Vice President of Field Deployable Technologies at IQT. “The customization enabled by Voxel8’s technology allows users to quickly create new devices without the inconvenience of tooling, inventory, and supply chains associated with traditional manufacturing methods.”
“I am excited to leverage over a decade of research to transform the way devices are manufactured,” said Dr. Lewis, “Through the support of investors like In-Q-Tel, we are able to bring our ground-breaking technology to the mass market.”
In-Q-Tel is the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched in 1999 as a private, independent organization, IQT’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. For more information, visit www.iqt.org.
Voxel8, a Somerville, MA based company, has created the world’s first multi-material 3D printer capable of printing embedded electronics and other novel devices. The company’s platform goes beyond prototype printing and brings the capability of functional materials printing to the broader market. Led by Harvard Professor Dr. Jennifer Lewis, Voxel8 leverages over a decade of research to innovate and streamline the way that designers and engineers utilize 3D printing technology. For more information, visit www.voxel8.co.
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