Product launch Powerfuse S PP
Our new Powerfuse S PP is the first ever green vapor polishing solution for highly industrial manufacturing and surface improvements beyond aesthetics to smooth 3D-printed polypropylene. The sustainable VaporFuse VF44 EcoFluid PP is 100% bio-based and readily biodegradable as well as non-toxic: no PFAS, non-CMR, non-vPvM/PMT.
Partnership announcement with HP
Specific to the new HP Jet Fusion 5420W, HP is working closely with us to offer connected post-processing workflows for finishing and coloring white parts produced with the new HP solution. We are providing a wide range of vibrant colors with high color consistency, and different finishes depending on your application needs.
Partnership announcement with Nexa3D
Together with Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast professional and industrial polymer 3D-printers, we have announced our strategic partnership to automate end-to-end AM workflows – from printing to finished parts. This partnership will leverage our automated post-processing hardware, the high-throughput capabilities of Nexa3D’s QLS 820 printer, as well as the printer’s Siemens PLC integration and powerful NexaX for QLS manufacturing software.
Introducing DyeMansion 360° Digital Services
Your central point for all digital services at DyeMansion. Our new DyeMansion Workflow Center is cloud based and offers you monitoring and analytics in a web browser application which is ready for you to use right away through plug and play. The DyeMansion Data Connect, provides you with on-site machine and process data for MES/ERP systems, which means that none of your data leaves the premises. Our DyeMansion Remote Service enables maximum uptime through direct troubleshooting, more efficient collaboration through targeted support and reduced resources with a fast and efficient remote service.
Introduction of the Powerfuse S PP
We unveil the industry’s first machine for vapor polishing polypropylene parts. The specially developed solvent for PP materials is green as well as biobased and fulfills DyeMansion’s principle of economic sustainability.
DyeMansion receives fresh funding by EIC Fund & EIB
The European Innovation Council (€ 4 million) and the European Investment Bank (€ 11 million) both invest in us and we have appointed two new board members – Felix Reinshagen and Peter Nietzer.
Introduction of the limited edition DM60 Black Line
DyeMansion announces a special limited edition of our proven DM60 combined with a DM60 Reservoir. It is modified and purpose-built to focus on the black coloring of grey Powder Bed Fusion parts such as HP MJF or Stratasys SAF.
Different levels of smoothing & FDA certification for VFS
Ready-to-use parameters for different levels of smoothing with our Powerfuse S. The VaporFuse Surfacing process is now compliant with FDA’s food contact regulations
PARTNERSHIP WITH STRATASYS
We joined forces with Stratasys, a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, to deliver a complete industrial additive manufacturing architecture for end-use parts. The reference architecture outlines a process for using additive manufacturing to mass produce 3D-printed end-use parts with consistently high-quality and priced competitively with traditional manufacturing processes.
EXPANSION OF POWERSHOT PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
We revealed during our first digital world premiere the totally new Powershot Performance series alongside a new generation of our classic Powershot C & S models.
PARTNERSHIP WITH SIEMENS
The industrialization and automation of the entire Additive Manufacturing value chain is a major task that can only be accomplished together. Through this new global partnership with Siemens, we are perfectly positioned to further spearhead the transformation of manufacturing.
EUROPEAN "GREEN DEAL" WITH POWERFUSE S
We have been selected by the European Innovation Council (EIC) for the Horizon 2020 program to fulfill the European Climate Goals with our Powerfuse S.
$14 M SERIES B FUNDING
Nordic Alpha Partners (NAP) from Denmark joins our existing investors UVC Partners, btov Partners, KGAL, and AM Ventures.
In summer 2020, we launched the largest industrial Post-Processing Platform for Additive Manufacturing worldwide – featuring all our production and sales partners.
VIBRANT COLORS FOR GREY HP MJF PARTS
We developed the the first ever color range with 17 vibrant colors that bring grey HP Multi Jet Fusion parts to life.
Worldpremiere Powerfuse S
As every year, Formnext 2019 was an important milestone for us. During our first official press conference we unveiled the new Powerfuse S system. It’s the system behind VaporFuse Surfacing, the first clean vapor technology for injection-molding like surfaces. The Powerfuse S complements our existing Print-to-Product workflow and opens up completely new fields of application for 3D- printed products.
Strategic Partnership with ALSO
In autumn 2019, our strategic partnership with ALSO became public. Together we signed a contract for the Europe-wide distribution of our systems. Besides our systems, ALSO offers more than 550 vendors of hardware, software and IT-services access to over 100.000 buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. Among their portfolio are also solutions from HP and Materialise. Together with ALSO we organized the first "Open Mansion Day" for potential resellers at our HQ in September.
First authorized reseller in China
The partnership with YUNS, our first authorized reseller in the Asia-Pacific region, is an important step in our global expansion. Together with YUNS we can offer the complete AM process chain in the Chinese market and enable new applications with 3D-printing. YUNS not only distributes our systems, but also provides consulting services and supports our service organization on site in China.
With the launch of our extended color line ColorsX including special offers for automotive and lifestyle products, we responded primarily to the requirements of our customers. The launch was marked by the colors Automotive BlackX, a light and heat resistant color for automotive interior parts and four new neon colors.
INTRODUCING VAPORFUSE SURFACING
In order to offer our customers more finishing options, we presented a new surfacing process at Formnext 2018 - VaporFuse Surfacing, the Clean Vapor technology for parts challenging injection molding. The process works sustainable and safe for users and their environment. It is particularly suitable for flexible plastics that require sealed surfaces.
$5 M SERIES A FUNDING
Make three out of one: After the seed funding from AM Ventures, two new investors joined us in September 2018. The financial investors Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC partners) and btov Partners followed AM Ventures and supported us with a $5 M Series A funding. This allowed us to further expand our global business and to extend the Print-to-Product workflow with new products.
DyeMansion North America Inc.
In May 2018, we laid the foundation for our market presence in the United States by founding DyeMansion North America Inc., attending the first 3D-printing events in America and establishing a local team on-site.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH EOS
DyeMansion and EOS, the world leader in industrial 3D printing systems, have been in a strategic partnership since November 2017. Our partnership combines the production and post-processing of 3D-printed products. EOS not only uses our Print-to-Product workflow at its headquarters in Krailling or Pflugerville, TX, but also supports us in serving customers around the world. Until today many exciting customer projects have already resulted from this partnership.
DYEMANSION PRINT-TO-PRODUCT WORKFLOW
With many new ideas from Silicon Valley and valuable feedback from our first customers, we used the phrase DyeMansion Print-to-Product workflow for the first time in the fall of 2017 when we talked about our three systems for cleaning, surfacing and coloring of 3D-printed plastics. In combination with the DM60, the Powershots complemented our product portfolio so well, that we were able to offer our customers an end-to-end process chain for the post-processing of their parts From the raw part to a high-value product! With this complete solution we quickly became the world market leader for Additive Manufacturing finishing systems.
A SUMMER IN SILICON VALLEY
With our innovative hardware product portfolio, we stood out from the crowd amongst many other German startups in 2017 and won the German Accelerator Tech, a program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology to promote German tech startups on their way to the US market. We took our first taste of American air and spent the summer of 2017 with experienced mentors in Silicon Valley in preparation for our market launch in the United States. It was a very educative and inspiring time!
It quickly became clear that 3D-printed end-use applications require more than just color. In order to improve the surface quality of the plastics and reduce the amount of manual work our customers have to do, we expanded our product portfolio in November 2016 with the world premiere of the DyeMansion Powershot series. A year after the market launch of our DM60, this system was also launched during Formnext in Frankfurt.
OUR OWN MANSION
Increasing incoming orders in the On-Demand service, the expansion of the DyeMannschaft and our big plans for the future naturally needed their place. We found it in summer 2016 with our new mansion in Planegg near Munich. Since then, we call the 2500 square meters including laboratory and storage space our mansion.
WORLD PREMIERE DM60
Less than nine months later, we celebrated the world premiere of our first own hardware system at the Formnext exhibition in Frankfurt. There we presented the DM60 as the world's first automated coloring solution for 3D-printed plastics and won the Formnext Start-up Challenge with the system. Following the exhibition, we started a pilot phase with selected customers such as FKM and Materialise.
AM VENTURES AS SEED INVESTOR
Every vision needs someone to support it. Dr. Hans Langer, founder of EOS, the global leader in industrial 3D-printing systems, recognized the potential behind our vision and invested in spring 2015 through his investment holding AM Ventures. Arno Held's team encouraged us during the development phase of our industrial colouring solution and provided crucial food for thought on our first steps.
THE BIRTH OF DYEMANSION
Since then, the whole team has been working on the development of an industrial coloring solution, leaving the smartphone cases behind. Trindo became DyeMansion (to dye = coloring, mansion = house) and an on-demand coloring service was launched - DyeMansion customers were able to have their 3D-printed plastics dyed in the Munich "DyeMansion" from then on.
START AS TRINDO
Our story started in 2013 in a small cellar in Munich. Felix Ewald and Philipp Kramer founded the 3D-printing agency Trindo and sold 3D-printed smartphone covers in the corporate design of large companies – but what would be the story of a startup without some initial difficulties? Trindo had to take back the first 200 smartphone cases as the color faded and dyed their customers’ trouser pockets. During the search for a solution, the two young founders quickly discovered the great potential of a technology for the industrial coloring of 3D-printed plastics. The idea to develop an own coloring solution was born.