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.