Fluid Metal 3D develops novel technologies through scientific principles, new perspectives and creative thinking.
Our vision is to bring the production of solid metal objects to every desk, providing advanced machining and true metal additive and subtractive capabilities for an affordable price to a small laboratory and company.
3D printers brought a revolution and changed the making game. We have reinvented working with metal to make it easy, fast, safe and at room temperature with a low cost desktop machine.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
We started putting together a common 3D printer with a pump, glassware, nozzles and plastic pipes.
We added water and common salts, mixed with electronics, software and a lot of chemistry, physics and tests.
The result is our “jet based electrochemical etcher (and 3D printer in the near future)”.
It is capable of removing metal where desired and cutting through solid metal plates.
We have shown it is capable of growing 3D metal structures on metal and plastic substrates according to a design file and are now working to realise the metal 3D printer.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR EARLY DAYS
This is the front side...
The tallest needle is 25mm tall.
Notice how there is no need for a support structure.
The brain behind the Fluid Metal 3D technology, Marco is a Professor with years of academic and corporate experience across multiple technology fields and previously founded startups and with many talents. His insatiable curiosity, twisted proclivity for non-linear thinking and “MacGyver style” engineering are the drivers behind FM3D’s technologies.
Matteo is a Professor of Materials Science and visionary with years of academic and industrial experience across multiple fields and building startups. He has co-developed the science and technology platform behind Fluid Metal 3D from idea to prototype and product.
Maker and designer, with strong abilities in product development, graphics, organization and management, Maritsa has been the key of the transition from the etcher prototype to the current product and already has experience with different startups.
Thor Sverre Minnesjord
With over 15 years of experience in business development and executive management of early stage startups and medium size companies, Thor Sverre manages operations, important partnerships, market development and interactions with external partners.
NICE TO MEET YOU
We invite you to explore with us this unchartered territory and want to see what you can do with it.
Tinker and play as you please and let us know what you think!
After all, it’s about giving YOU the power to make ANYTHING!
Do you have questions?