Los Angeles, California, April 01, 2017: What the Future Venture Captial (WTFVC) launched Pixsweet in 2016 as a pilot to test the-first-of-its kind 3D thermo injection (3DTi) technology; an autonomous 3D manufacturing technology enabling you to translate an image directly into a packaged 3D product.
“For over 2 decades I have been in the 3D printing world,” said co-founder of WTFVC and 3D printing pioneer Janne Kyttanen, “and every 3D printing company has struggled with at least 7 challenges in the manufacturing space: speed, scalability, repeatability, material properties, ease of creation, labor and price. 3DTi technology solves all 7 challenges across a variety of industries!”
By combining injection molding, packaging technology, laser cutting and 3D printing; 3DTi technology solves these 7 challenges:
- Speed: injecting directly inside the product packaging
- Scalability: adjusting width and length of our films provides exponential scale
- Repeatability: exploding air pressure into a cavity in a simple and repeatable 7 second cycle
- Material properties: all liquids, gels, pastes, powders, etc. can be used
- Ease of creation: automatic 2D to 3D translation
- Labor: no post processing. Products come already packaged off the line
- Price: sourcing off the shelf cheap materials
Created as a case study for 3DTi technology, Pixsweet uses a material that everyone can relate to – food. Currently Pixsweet mass produces custom 3D ice pops at a speed of 1.3 seconds per pop; enabling consumers to turn every pixel on the internet into something sweet. Hence the tag line, taste the internet.
By 2020 the 3D printing industry is expected to grow to over $10B, but this math is still based off the limitations of the 7 challenges and does not account for new technology like 3DTi.
WTFVC is open for collaborations on many different uses for this technology. A few examples which have already surfaced include bio inks, chocolate, polyurethanes, soap, metals, and ceramics. If you are interested in joining the future of 3D manufacturing and would have a material, which you would like to co-develop with us, contact WTFVC.
WTFVC is not your traditional investment fund. The co-founders, Eduard Zanen and Janne Kyttanen, are passionate about designing new companies at the speed of designing new products. They believe the magic is at the crossroads of nanotechnology, 3D printing, biotech, virtual reality and machine learning. They invest more than half of their funds into their own ideas, building companies from the ground up and hiring kickass CEOs to run with them in return for equity.