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Carbon announced a further set of price reductions for its most widely-used resins, expanding upon the bulk discount program introduced last year. EPX 82 (epoxy), EPU 41 (elastomeric polyurethane), and RPU 70 (rigid polyurethane) will be offered in bulk volumes at $50 per liter. This game-changing move will increase the total addressable market for large-scale digitally manufactured parts across industries, and continue to drive down costs and spur growth for the implementation of Carbon’s digital manufacturing solution globally.

“The global appetite for using digital manufacturing for high-volume production is rapidly growing, as more and more manufacturers are implementing these next-gen technologies into their processes and supply chains,” said Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-founder at Carbon. “Carbon has made digital manufacturing a reality, and the skyrocketing need for large- volume production enables us to introduce the most radical reduction of resin pricing ever. This move will also create new high-value applications and opportunities that were previously impossible, helping to transform the modest, estimated $10B 3D printing world into a multi-hundred-billion-dollar industry.”

The $50 per liter resin pricing more than fulfills Carbon’s 2017 promise of getting to sub $100 per liter, when RPU 70 became the first resin offered at bulk discounts through Carbon’s materials program. In response to overwhelming demand from its customers and partners, Carbon is reducing the price for:

  • RPU 70: a versatile, tough, and rigid material comparable to ABS;
  • EPX 82: a rigid, high-strength, temperature-resistant material comparable to glass-filled PBT used primarily for applications like electrical connectors;
  • EPU 41: a highly elastic, tear-resistant, and resilient material comparable to traditional TPU elastomers used primarily for cushioning, vibration isolation, gaskets, and seals in applications like footwear, sporting goods, robotics, prosthetics, and consumer products.


One order in one shipment for 50 or more liters of EPX 82, EPU 41, or RPU 70 will be priced at $50 per liter. One order in one shipment outside the U.S. for 50 or more liters of EPX 82 or RPU 70, pricing will be EUR €45 per liter, GBP £40 per liter, CAD $65 per liter and JP¥ 7,500 per liter. (EPU 41 is currently not available outside the U.S.)

Carbon has selected Oracle Cloud Applications to modernize its systems, transform business processes, and help ensure a secure, scalable, and connected cloud suite for the next phase of the company’s growth. Oracle’s Cloud Applications will enable Carbon to maintain a competitive edge in the dynamic additive manufacturing market by helping to increase business agility, lower costs, and reduce IT complexity.

Working at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science to deliver on the promise of 3D printing, Carbon sought a cloud solution that could be configured to its business needs and could keep pace with its anticipated rapid growth both domestically and globally. Carbon selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, and Oracle Service Cloud over SAP because of the strength of Oracle’s integrated breadth and depth of offerings, embedded analytics, and the modern, easy-to-use interface of its applications.

“As we evaluated our business needs, we knew we needed a future-proof cloud-based solution that could scale as we grow. Not only did we need a sales-ready product, but we also needed a sales-ready business organization,” said Chris Hutton, director of business operations at Carbon. “Oracle’s Cloud Applications help ensure our business processes are seamless so we can focus on delivering the best experience to every customer.”

Carbon’s deployment of Oracle’s comprehensive and modern suite of Cloud Applications will streamline business processes, and optimize collaboration and efficiencies in the following ways:

  • Oracle HCM Cloud will allow Carbon to leverage talent and workforce management offerings to provide an engaging and collaborative HR experience, and enhance how they find and retain quality employees
  • Oracle SCM Cloud will help transform supply chain operations to optimize cost, service levels, and the supply chain network
  • Oracle Manufacturing Cloud will streamline manufacturing processes through visualizations and real-time views into shop floor operations and work orders, while controlling costs
  • Oracle ERP Cloud will allow finance to spend more time on higher-value activities, such as analyzing results and advising the business on strategy
  • Oracle Service Cloud will help differentiate Carbon’s brand with intuitive, engaging experiences through the cloud for customers and employees alike


“Carbon has a vision to enable every member of their company to have a comprehensive 360-degree view of each customer. We are pleased to work with them to ensure our Cloud Applications deliver this visibility to support their ongoing success,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of product strategy at Oracle. “Oracle’s enterprise-grade Cloud Applications work together seamlessly to empower everyone from a relationship manager to Carbon’s CEO to see how all parts of the business are performing.”

Carbon3D Inc., a Silicon Valley-based 3D printing company working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, announced a $100 Million funding round led by Google Ventures. The financing will support Carbon3D as it continues to develop technology and materials that will enable customers to address the fundamental limitations of conventional 3D printing as they move toward a flexible 3D manufacturing solution.

In addition to Google Ventures, the round includes new investors Yuri Milner, Reinet Fund S.C.A., F.I.S. and others. All existing Series A and B investors including Sequoia Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Northgate Capital also participated. The Autodesk Spark Investment Fund’s $10 Million investment in the company, which was announced in April 2015, was converted to equity during this round.

Carbon3D recently introduced its Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP), which promises to advance the industry beyond basic prototyping. CLIP uses a tuneable photochemical process instead of the traditional mechanical approach, which eliminates the shortcomings of conventional layer-by-layer 3D printing technology, to rapidly transform 3D models into final parts in a range of engineering-grade materials. Key early customers from targeted industries including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, athletic apparel and industrial products have already been working with Carbon3D’s CLIP technology and providing real world customer feedback to help refine the technology and performance ahead of its commercial availability.

“We are excited to have closed this round of financing with such incredible partners who will help us deliver on our vision,” said Joseph M. DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon3D. “Together we have a tremendous opportunity to enable a renaissance in manufacturing.”

“Carbon3D’s printing technology is an order of magnitude faster than existing technologies,” said Andy Wheeler, General Partner at Google Ventures. “Carbon3D’s technology has the potential to dramatically expand the 3D printing market beyond where it stands today and reshape the manufacturing landscape.”

"I am very impressed by the Carbon3D team and their innovative technology," said Yuri Milner, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. "I am looking forward to supporting their quest to enable a digital revolution in manufacturing.”

“After evaluating Carbon3D’s CLIP technology, we believe it is a game-changer for complex manufacturing across many global market segments,” said Anton Rupert on behalf of Reinet. "We are thrilled to partner with Carbon3D to help transform manufacturing and distributed fabrication the world over.”

Carbon3D, a Silicon Valley based company, was founded in 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC. Working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, Carbon3D is delivering on the promise of 3D printing, allowing commercial customers to go beyond basic prototyping to achieve 3D manufacturing. The Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) was introduced simultaneously at TED 2015 and to the scientific community on the cover of Science Magazine (Science, March 2015). To date Carbon3D has received $141 Million in funding.

For more information, visit: www.Carbon3D.com

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