VulcanForms Raises $355 Million, Reveals Two MA Digital-Manufacturing Facilities

August 15, 2022


VulcanForms, a builder and operator of digital-manufacturing infrastructure born at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced that it has raised $355 million from investors, and also revealed its first two digital production facilities, in Devens, MA, and Newburyport, MA, for production of precision metal components and assemblies. 

The Devens’ facility, VulcanOne, houses a fleet of VulcanForms’ proprietary 100-kW class laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) additive manufacturing (AM) systems, totaling more than 2 MW of laser capacity. The Newburyport facility focuses on automated precision machining and assembly operations. Merging these technologies with a digital thread, VulcanForms offers U.S.-based digital manufacturing infrastructure to its customers, report company officials. 

The Devens facility combines VulcanForms’ AM technology with a digital thread, spanning simulation, in-process sensing and machine-learning algorithms. VulcanForms also integrates additive production at scale with heat treatment, precision machining, assembly and inspection. To this end, the company has expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of Arwood Machine Corp. in Newburyport. 

“By scaling advanced digital manufacturing, we can create a new era of U.S. innovation and economic growth,” says Martin C. Feldman, VulcanForms co-founder, president and CEO. “We’ve recognized a game-changing opportunity when AM technology is scaled for industrial production and is seamlessly integrated with automated machining and robotics. VulcanForms has built the physical infrastructure and digital workflows to deliver this full-stack manufacturing solution. Our technologies combined with our team of engineering and operations leaders from Google, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Precision Castparts, IPG Photonics, Faro Technologies, Schlumberger, Alcoa and Autodesk, among others enable our customers to innovate, grow and deliver sustainable impact faster.”  

VulcanForms’ customers include companies in the aviation, space, defense, medical, semiconductor and other industries. 

“VulcanForms brings forth metal AM as a scalable industrial process, and as a cornerstone of breakthrough digital-production systems,” says John Hart, VulcanForms co-founder and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. “Integrated digital-production facilities are critical infrastructure which will accelerate domestic and global innovation and draw top talent to the manufacturing sector.”

Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
View Glossary of 3D Metal Printing Terms

 

See also: Vulcanforms Inc.

Technologies: Powder-Bed Systems

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