Some of our reader might remember the innovative Fuel3D 3D handheld scanner that launched on the Kickstarter site last year and Successfully raised over $325,000.
The Fuel3D 3D handheld scanner has been created to revolutionise the way that we can take real-life objects into the digital world for 3D printing, game design and other applications and has a price point which is less than $1000, making it a very competitive in an ever-growing and emerging market.
Fuel3D has today announced that they have also received a further $2.6 million in funding to develop its innovative high-resolution 3D scanner and has even said it is considering an early IPO to raise more funds to help develop the concept even further.
The $2.6 million Fuel3D early stage financing has been invested by a syndicate of private investors, led by Ben Gill of London-based Chimera Partners, who explains:
“We have established a core group of shareholders that have taken a long term view on the technology and management of Fuel 3D Technologies,”- “The 3D printing market is the focus of significant investor interest at the moment, and Fuel 3D’s disruptive technology feeds that interest from a unique angle. We are actively exploring a number of interesting financing options, including the possibility of an early IPO.”
“The Fuel3D technology was originally developed at Oxford University for use in a 3D medical imagingsystem that has now been successfully used in hospitals across the world. Fuel3D Inc. has now been established to further develop this underlying 3D imaging technology into the world’s first truly affordable high resolution handheld colour 3D scanner.”
For more information on the new Fuel3D handheld 3D scanner jump over to the official Fuel3D website for details.
Source: Tech Crunch