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July 14, 2022 | Tom Ballard

PitchBook notes growing interest from VCs in 3D printing start-ups

PitchBook reports that investors are rewarding a new generation of 3D printing start-ups that aim to disrupt industries ranging from aerospace and healthcare to housing and plant-based meat.

Venture funding for these companies reached $1.5 billion in the first six months of 2022, the most of any year except 2021, when more than $2 billion was raised, according to PitchBook data. The organization adds that the current market for 3D-printed products remains niche, but the number of those niche applications has grown. Several recent megadeals have underscored the diversity of companies innovating in a category once defined by hobbyists.

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