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New 3D printing company Supernova emerges from BCN3D spin-off

3D printer manufacturer BCN3D announced the spin-off of its Viscous Lithography Manufacturing (VLM) business unit into an independent startup called Supernova.

Supernova, headquartered in Austin, Texas and Barcelona, was formally established as a new company at the end of 2023. Roger Antunez, who previously held a management position at BCN3D, was recruited as CEO.

The core of the company, which focuses on production applications, is BCN3D’s patented VLM technology. This uses high-viscosity resins instead of standard photopolymers, which enables better material properties. According to Supernova, thermoplastic-like components can be additively manufactured in a cost-optimized manner.

Strategic partnerships with industrial customers such as Puma, Saint Gobain and Prodrive are intended to drive development forward in a targeted manner. The market launch of the first beta systems is planned for 2024. At the same time, Supernova is expanding its R&D capacities in the area of materials and systems.

Meanwhile, BCN3D will focus on its core business with IDEX-based FFF printers. According to CEO Xavi M. Faneca, the split will allow both companies to focus on their respective strengths and target markets in the long term.

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