Carbon 3D, Inc., a Redwood, City, CA-based 3D printing company, raised $81m in Series C funding.
Backers included new investors GE Ventures, BMW, Nikon and JSR, as well as existing and strategic investors.
The company, which has raised $222m in total funding, intends to use the funds to continue to develop its technology.
Led by Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder, Carbon 3D leverages Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) to allow commercial customers to go beyond basic prototyping to achieve 3D manufacturing. The company’s M1 printer is a new tool for product design, functional prototyping and at-volume manufacturing, which leverages internet connectivity that enables over-the-air software upgrades, advanced encryption capabilities and serialization of parts to enable the link of native data with individual components. Carbon currently offers five commercially available resin families.
Early users include BMW Group and Delphi as well as strategic investors Nikon Corporation and JSR Corporation.