The US company Uniformity Labs, which specializes in metal-based 3D printing materials, is selling most of its production equipment in an online auction. According to the organizers, the equipment and machines are worth around 10 million dollars.
The most important items include powder bed fusion 3D printers from EOS and SLM Solutions, a binder jetting system from Desktop Metal and a vacuum plasma reactor for powder production from ALD. This is complemented by analysis equipment, drying ovens, powder mixers and CNC milling centers.
Uniformity Labs was founded in 2014 and develops customized metal powders and parameters for additive manufacturing. The start-up was able to raise a financing round of over 35 million dollars in 2022. The current auction could indicate a discontinuation of business operations.
Similar steps were recently taken by the service provider Shapeways, which is currently downsizing its operations as a result of disappointing business figures. The auctioning of large production systems thus appears to be becoming a trend in the 3D printing sector.