9T Labs, specialists in digital, automated, and cost-competitive series production of continuous fiber components, is set to open its inaugural office in Boston, after being officially incorporated in the United States last month. The company’s patented Red Series Additive Fusion Solution technology, a hybrid of 3D printing and compression molding that is used to produce high-performance structural thermoplastic composite parts, is targeted at industries such as aerospace/aviation, automotive/motorsports/ground transportation, medical devices, industrial/robotics/machinery, consumer luxury goods, and sporting goods.
The decision has been taken following the company’s plans for expansion with its Series A funding round earlier this year, which raised 17 million USD to help further commercialize 9T Labs’ Red Series Additive Fusion Solution platform for the production of advanced continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite parts.
9T Labs’ first office in the United States, Boston, will allow the country’s latest minds and innovators in structural composites to learn about and experience the Swiss company’s unique advancements in composite additive manufacturing. The first US team members are expected to be signed in the coming weeks, with the following employees traveling to Zurich, Switzerland to train with the technology at 9T Labs’ headquarters.
“We are very excited to start this next step for the company. Our team is confident of a strong impact on the American markets by our latest innovations in advanced composite additive manufacturing, and we look forward to working with US investors and expanding our reach to customers,” said Martin Eichenhofer, CEO of 9T Labs.
“I have been impressed by the company’s unique solution and am very excited to help the team to bring this technology to manufacturing companies around the world,” noted 9T Labs Chairman, John Hartner, after the Series A funding round.
Johan Hartner, based in the United States, is the former Chief Executive Officer of ExOne, and is an experienced leader with more than 30 years’ of involvement in the automation, semiconductor, clean tech, and 3D printing industries.