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Business model: B2B Established: 2021 Employees: 10


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Supply shortages in the Eurozone alone are expected to result in EUR 920 billion in damages by 2023. Not surprisingly, industry is lacking all kinds of components and products. This is where 3D printing can offer a solution!

The 3D Spark software (SaaS) automates the identification of the cheapest, fastest, best and most sustainable manufacturing process for each component. Currently, the focus is on >10 industrial 3D printing processes. Apart from 3D printing, the number of modelled processes is constantly being expanded e.g., to milling and casting to solve the problem on a global scale. That saves the costs of components and delivery times as well as CO2, and improves the quality of components and supply chains at the same time. Software’s unique selling points (USP) include: Compatibility with 3D CAD and 2D drawing data, genetic orientation optimisation, AI drawing analysis, several modelled 3D printing processes, location advantage of Germany in terms of data security.

Addressed customer segments are OEMs and manufacturing service providers: Buyers, designers and production planners at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) use the platform to identify and make potential savings and improvements within the company. Sales staff at manufacturing service providers use the platform to automatically analyse daily manufacturing requests for production or printability and do a precise cost calculation, based on which they submit a quotation.

About the founders

Dr.-Ing. Fritz Lange, Ruben Meuth and Dr.-Ing. Arnd Struve gained over 15 years of experience at Fraunhofer in the 3D printing industry and won seven awards in science, technology and sales. The trio founded 3D Spark GmbH in 2021. Lange, joint CEO, is responsible for internal strategy issues, human resources and controlling. Meuth, joint CEO, is responsible for sales, customer contact, marketing and finance. Struve, CTO, is responsible for product architecture and managing the development team.

Milestones to date

07/21 Won EXIST start-up grant.

09/21 Founded 3D Spark GmbH

11/21 World's leading trade fair for 3D printing and >50 companies registered for test licence

01/22 Go-Live Beta Platform

05/22 Several paying platform customers

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Profile provided by 3D Spark.

  • Seed
    Startup Stage
  • € 1.2m
    Total funding
  • 2
  • 43
    Growth Signal

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