About a month ago we learned about Carbon3D’s groundbreaking CLIP technology, making headlines all over the world. Now Autodesk backs the Silicon Valley startup with $ 10 million from its Spark Investment Fund.
Autodesk launched the Spark Investment Fund with the aim of investing up to $ 100 million in entrepreneurs, innovators and startups pushing the boundaries of 3D printing.
“We started the Spark Investment Fund to help drive the 3D printing industry forward,” said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. “Carbon3D embodies the innovation that’s required to change how products are made. The incredible speed of its CLIP technology makes 3D printing accessible for true manufacturing, beyond the prototyping and the one-offs we see it being used for now.”
Called Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) Technology, Carbon3D’s 3D printing method grows objects in a resin tank at a speed of 25 to 100 times faster than other current 3D printing methods.
Following the preview launch at TED 2015 (see video below), Carbon3D is determined to have an industrial machine available within the next 12 months.