ABOUT

Our founding story and the team behind DyeMansion

DYEMANSION IS GLOBAL LEADER IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
FINISHING SYSTEMS FOR 3D-PRINTED POLYMER PARTS

DyeMansion is a Munich, Germany-based company that offers a variety of high-volume finishing systems for an easy ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow that transform raw, 3D-printed parts into high-value consumer and industrial products. With the ability to provide precision coloring and finish to the most exact specifications, DyeMansion technology is already trusted by more than four-hundred customers, including leading global manufacturers in diverse industries, such as eyewear, automotive, retail, medical, and sports equipment. That’s why DyeMansion has quickly established itself as the global leader in additive manufacturing finishing systems for 3D-printed polymer parts. DyeMansion works with all major industrial, powder-bed 3D printing systems, including EOS, HP, 3D Systems and Prodways and can deliver high-volume production for anything from luxury sunglasses to mission-critical automotive parts.

OUR FOUNDING STORY

It all starts as a 3D-printing agency. Today, DyeMansion is established as global market leader finishing systems for 3D-printed polymer parts.
Learn more about our milestones on the way.

MAY 2013
3D-PRINTING AGENCY TRINDO

The history of DyeMansion GmbH begins in 2013 in a small cellar in Munich. Felix Ewald and Philipp Kramer found the 3D-printing agency Trindo and start selling 3D-printed mobile phone covers with the corporate design of large companies – but what would be the story of a start-up without start-up difficulties? Trindo has to take back the first 200 mobile cases sold, as the color detaches and the customers’ trouser pockets gets dyed. In their search for a solution to this problem, the two young founders quickly discover the great potential of a technology for the industrial post-processing and coloring of additive blanks. The idea is born to develop an own coloring solution.

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Start as Trindo
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Original Logo

FEBRUARY 2015
THE BIRTH OF DYEMANSION

As the team no longer deals with mobile phone covers, but with the development of their own coloring solution, Trindo becomes the new company DyeMansion (to dye = coloring, mansion = villa). While Trindo continues to work as a 3D-printing agency, DyeMansion focuses on coloring 3D-printed polymer parts. An own on-demand coloring service is put into operation and customers can now have their raw parts colored in the ‘DyeMansion’ dyeing villa.

MARCH 2015
STRATEGIC SUPPORT OF AM VENTURES

Every good idea needs someone to support it: Dr. Hans Langer, founder of EOS, world market leader for industrial laser sintering systems, recognizes the great potential of the idea and invests in the young company through his investment holding AM Ventures. The AMV team encourages the young entrepreneurs to develop an automated and scalable dyeing solution and gives decisive clues.

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First delivery of DyeMansion DM60

NOVEMBER 2015
PRODUCT LAUNCH DYEMANSION DM60

Less than nine months later, DyeMansion can celebrate the world premiere of their first product: at the world’s leading exhibition for 3D-printing, Formnext, the team presentes the world’s first fully automated coloring system, the DyeMansion DM60 for laser sintered plastics. DyeMansion wins the Formnext Start-up Challenge and can start DM60’s pilot phase with new possibilities, contacts and ideas.

SEPTEMBER 2016
MOVING TO THE NEW DYEMANSION HQ

The continuously increasing demand in the finishing service, staff growth and big plans for the future need space. DyeMansion finds this space in a new 1000 square meter facility in Planegg-Munich. Since September 2016, the company can call this their ‘Mansion’.

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Fun while moving to the new HQ
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First booth at Formnext, Frankfurt, Germany

NOVEMBER 2016
PRODUCT LAUNCH DYEMANSION POWERSHOT

It quickly becomes clear that a high-quality color distribution requires much more than just the coloring itself. DyeMansion expands the existing product portfolio with the DyeMansion Powershot series. To present the new ‘youngster’ appropriately, the team builds their first own exhibition stand for Formnext in Frankfurt.

MAY 2017
DYEMANSION WITH ‘GERMAN ACCELERATOR’ IN SILICON VALLEY

With its product portfolio and innovative ideas, DyeMansion 2017 is able to assert itself against further German start-ups and wins the “German Accelerator Tech”, a program of the Federal Ministry of Economics to promote innovative tech start-ups on their way to the USA. DyeMansion can thus sniff for the first time American air and prepare the market entry into the United States with experienced mentors in the Silicon Valley during the summer.

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German Accelerator Tech
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DyeMansion 'Print-to-Product' workflow

SEPTEMBER 2017
DYEMANSION’S ‘PRINT-TO-PRODUCT’ WORKFLOW

Backed with a lot of inspiration from the USA and new ideas, the team presents the combined DyeMansion ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow for the first time: In combination with the DM60 coloring system, the two Powershot blasters complement each other to form a complete workflow that transforms a 3D-printed raw parts into a high-quality product in three steps. In a first step, the Powershot C provides the damage-preventive cleaning, in the next step the Powershot S delivers high-quality surfaces and in the third and last step, the DM60 colors the raw parts in every conceivable color.

NOVEMBER 2017
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH EOS

Since November 2017, a strategic partnership is agreed between DyeMansion and EOS, the world market leader in industrial laser sintering systems. This partnership unites the production and finishing of additive products. EOS not only uses the DyeMansion ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow at its headquarters in Krailling, but will also actively support DyeMansion in the future to serve AM customers worldwide.

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LTR: Felix Ewald, CEO DyeMansion, Adrian Keppler, CEO and management speaker EOS GmbH & Philipp Kramer, CTO DyeMansion, at EOS Headquarter in Krailling, Germany. Picture: Tobias Hase
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Daniel Stroh, Managing Director DyeMansion North America

APRIL 2018
DYEMANSION NORTH AMERICA

At Rapid + TCT, Texas, DyeMansion introduces the ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow to the US audience for the first time.
“After Shapeways, our first US customer, decided to implement our industrial finishing systems into their production lines, other US companies followed quickly. Now, we are happy to officially announce our local presence in North America. This is a key strategic step for DyeMansion entering this market and puts us even closer to our customers to further jointly develop the 3D-printing market. “ – Daniel Stroh, Managing Director DyeMansion North America
To grant easy access to the DyeMansion technology there will be set up a solution center in the US with an on-demand finishing and benchmarking service. Besides, global leader and DyeMansion partner EOS uses the ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow in their US headquarter in Pflugerville, Texas, and supports to serve AM customers in the US.

SEPTEMBER 2018
$5 M SERIES A INVESTMENT

Make three out of one: In September 2018 the financial investors Unternehmertum Venture Capital (UVC Partners) and btov Partners (btov Industrial technologies Fund) join forces with strategic investor AM Ventures for Dyemansion’s Series A $5mio funding. DyeMansion will now proceed on expanding the global business. The next step will be to extend the Print-to-Product workflow by new products such as a technology for achieving injection molded surface quality on 3D-printed polymer parts.

Felix Ewald, CEO DyeMansion & Philipp Kramer, CTO DyeMansion

MEET THE TEAM

  • Felix Ewald
    Felix Ewald CEO & CO-FOUNDER
  • Philipp Kramer
    Philipp Kramer CTO & Co-Founder
  • Kai Witter
    Kai Witter Director Global Sales
  • Frank Nuding
    Frank Nuding Director Global Service Operations
  • Jingyi Yuan-Steiner
    Jingyi Yuan-Steiner Director Region APAC
  • Daniel Stroh
    Daniel Stroh Sales & Operations, North America
  • Maximilian Kraus
    Maximilian Kraus Sales EMEA
  • Philipp Ratza
    Philipp Ratza Application Consultant EMEA
  • Greg Gracki
    Greg Gracki Sales Partner Manager EMEA
  • Michael Vollmuth
    Michael Vollmuth Inside Sales
  • Manuel Roth
    Manuel Roth Inside Sales
  • Johannes Karl
    Johannes Karl Head of Finance
  • Benjamin Krause
    Benjamin Krause Finance
  • Monika Fischer
    Monika Fischer Finance
  • Dominik Roth
    Dominik Roth Purchasing
  • Rahel Damaschun
    Rahel Damaschun Human Resources
  • Michaela Pischetsrieder
    Michaela Pischetsrieder Human Resources
  • Pia Harlass
    Pia Harlass Head of Marketing
  • Charlotte Höltzig
    Charlotte Höltzig Marketing
  • Franziska Roth
    Franziska Roth Supply Chain Management
  • Benjamin Pammer
    Benjamin Pammer Logistics
  • Markus Neininger
    Markus Neininger Product Development
  • Max Spes
    Max Spes Product Development
  • Alexander Rossmann
    Alexander Rossmann Product Management
  • Manuel Fürst
    Manuel Fürst Quality Management
  • Patrick Moungang
    Patrick Moungang EHS Management
  • Dr. Alena Folger
    Dr. Alena Folger Research and Development
  • Tibor Näther
    Tibor Näther Process Engineering
  • Julius Legenmajer
    Julius Legenmajer Product Development
  • Lukas Erdt
    Lukas Erdt Product Development
  • Fabian Pöllath
    Fabian Pöllath Director of Production
  • Kathi Spes
    Kathi Spes On-demand finishing service
  • Chiara Brown
    Chiara Brown On-demand Finishing Service
  • Constanza Oszwald
    Constanza Oszwald On-demand Finishing Service
  • David Kalusche
    David Kalusche Technical Service
  • Florian Betz
    Florian Betz Technical Service
  • James Georg
    James Georg Technical Service
  • Lucas Gaderbauer
    Lucas Gaderbauer Technical Service
  • Robert Deininger
    Robert Deininger ON-DEMAND FINISHING SERVICE
  • Gabi Pammer
    Gabi Pammer Feel Good Manager
  • Espresso Machine
    Espresso Machine Workaholic

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Arno Held
    Arno Held Investor (AM Ventures)
  • Benjamin Erhart
    Benjamin Erhart Investor (UVC Partners)
  • Robert Gallenberger
    Robert Gallenberger Investor (btov Partners)
  • Christian Kramer
    Christian Kramer Business Angel

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