3DNextech Raises €1.5M in Funding


3DNextech, a Livorno, Italy-based startup advancing additive manufacturing and 3d printing solutions for the plastics industry, raised €1.5m in funding.

The round was led by EUREKA! Venture SGR, via Eureka! Fund I – Technology Transfer, and RoboIT, with participation from Toscana Next and unnamed angels.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

Created as a spin-off of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa by CEO and founder Andrea Arienti, 3DNextech has developed technology based on an innovative chemical-physical process, which enables users to process objects to make them malleable: the polymer chains of the plastic realign and, in finishing operations, the objects become shiny and resistant, waterproof and ready to be painted or metallized. The first device to integrate this technology is the 3DFinisher, a finishing station used as a complement to a 3D printer which is able to “smooth” the imperfections of the object and return a product finished in every single aspect. The fields of application of this technology are the most varied, from automotive to design, from nautical to the medical sector.

The company has a large portfolio of patents, some already granted internationally (USA, China, Japan, Russia).