Computer Metallic Desires Its 3-D Printers To Reinforce Us Manufacturing

But a Boston area start-up called Desktop Metal has developed 3-D printers that can produce metal objects safely, in smaller spaces and for a relatively low cost.
Traditional metal manufacturing requires expensive machinery, plenty of floor space and risky physical labor.
The series D investment brings Desktop Metal’s total capital raised to $212 million to-date.
Investors in Desktop Metal range from venture firms betting on advanced technologies, including NEA and Lux Capital, to corporations likely to use the startup’s technology in their own operations.
Corporate backers of Desktop Metal include BMW, GE Ventures, GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), Lowe’s, and Techtronic Industries, which owns Hoover, Dirt Devil, Ryobi and other power tool and appliance brands.

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