UK firm raises £3M in funds to develop its electron beam 3D Printing

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Huddersfield firm Wayland Additive has raised the funding to develop its prototype metals 3D printer, which uses an electron beam rather than a laser to fuse together the metal powder.

Technology investors Longwall Ventures and the Angel CoFund have led the investment as the company looks to go to market with the machine by May 2021, targeting the medical industry.

Wayland Technology’s electron microscopy and electron beam lithography technology should provide higher productivity, improved process monitoring and control than those using lasers.