Origin, an open platform for additive mass production, announced it secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Jason Krikorian of DCM. The company previously raised $2.3 million from Floodgate, Stanford University, Joe Montana, and other investors. With this round, Jason Krikorian joins Mike Maples, Jr. of Floodgate on Origin’s Board of Directors.
The company also announced a new partnership with BASF, one of the largest chemicals producers in the world, to develop material for Origin’s “open additive production” platform, which includes extensible software, modular hardware, and materials from BASF and other partners.
The partnership between Origin and BASF is already bearing results. Working closely with BASF over the last year, Origin has developed a new print process for BASF’s new photopolymers that produces a good combination of surface finish, mechanical strength, and throughput.
With Origin’s flexible printing process and BASF’s new photopolymers, customers can achieve customization, strength, and throughput. Parts like this 21 x 21 x 114 mm textured sample can be rapidly printed and post cured in a range of custom textures and colors, with the mechanical strength required for a high volume manufactured part.