Figure explains the process of xolography
People examine and admire the Xube, a new type of 3D printer from Xolo Gmbh in Berlin Adlershof
Xube, a transparent device in the shape of a cube, the 3D printer from Xolo GmbH.

Eight million euros for the 3D printing revolution at Adlershof-based xolo GmbH.

Xolography is a volumetric printing process that prints quickly and produces very smooth surfaces. It also operates with materials that previously could not be used for 3D printing. This addresses three of the major challenges facing the 3D printing industry. The aim is to help Xolography technology achieve a breakthrough and thereby open up completely new fields of application for 3D printing. For example, in medical technology for the reproduction of organs or in the optical industry for the production of high-precision lenses.

With the co-financing of Xolo GmbH, the DeepTech & Climate Fund (DTCF) has successfully completed its first investment as part of a Series A financing. Together with HZG Group, Onsight Ventures and existing investor SquareOne, DTCF is providing eight million euros to xolo GmbH. This funding supports xolo's vision to transform the 3D printing industry through their revolutionary new process "Xolography".

Objects are created from nothing

The printing process was developed at the Berlin-Adlershof Technology Park by xolo founders Prof. Dr. Martin Regehly, Prof. Dr. Stefan Hecht and Dirk Radzinski. Xolography sounds like science fiction, because objects are created virtually from nothing. The three founders are putting Xolography to work in the Xube 3D printer. Unlike conventional 3D printing processes, which work layer by layer, Xolography prints from the full volume. For this purpose, a cuvette with liquid resin moves continuously through a so-called light section, into which a light projection is focused. By enriching the liquid resin with special photoactive chemicals developed by xolo, known as photoinitiators, the end product with smooth surfaces is produced within a very short time.

Expertise, financial strength and network

xolo co-founder and CEO Dirk Radzinski: "Xolography represents a fundamental shift in the 3D printing industry. From hardware to materials, everything is being rethought. Our investors understand the importance of this paradigm shift and support us with their financial strength, expertise and network to make it a success." Frank Carsten Herzog, managing partner of HZG Group, added: "Xolography significantly improves the resolution and volume generation rate of previous methods. This means that in the future, the process will be able to produce high volumes of detailed objects in a short time - the economic potential is enormous."

The DTCF focuses its investments on the capital-intensive growth phase of companies. The goal is to develop the technology champions of the future. With its first investment, the DeepTech & Climate fund aims to enable xolo's revolutionary 3D printing technology to transition to industrial-scale use. Co-Managing Director Tobias Faupel: "xolo has all the prerequisites to develop into a future market leader in the field of 3D printing. We are pleased to accompany this development together with HZG, Onsight Ventures and SquareOne."

About xolo GmbH

Xolo GmbH, founded in 2019 by Prof. Stefan Hecht, Prof. Martin Regehly and Dirk Radzinski in Berlin-Adlershof, is a pioneer in the field of volumetric 3D printing. With the invention of xolography, Xolo is revolutionizing the way we make things. This innovative process offers fast manufacturing, smooth surfaces and expands the material spectrum for 3D printing. The Xube, the world's first volumetric 3D printer from Xolo, is already in use by researchers, and developments for industrial printers for the optics and biomaterials industries are already underway.

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Source: Press release of the DTCF from 20.02.2023 "Eight million euros for the 3D printing revolution of Adlershof-based xolo GmbH"