Wayland Additive, a metal 3D printing start-up based in West Yorkshire, UK, has raised £3 million in funding to develop fast and reliable electron beam additive manufacturing systems for aerospace and medical industries.
Longwall Ventures and the Angel CoFund have led the investment.
Advancing electron beam 3D printing
Entering the 3D printing industry this year,Wayland Additive, headquartered in Huddersfield, is developing technology electron microscopy and electron beam lithography. This aims to provide higher productivity, improved process monitoring and control, and versatility in materials for metal additive manufacturing.
According to Will Richardson, CEO of Wayland Additive, the company’s prototype 3D printer is quicker than competing metal printing products.