Intel Capital (Intel’s global investment organization) announced today that it has invested in two 3D companies. The companies first steps in to the 3D printing business.
Lithuanian company CGTrader and makexyz and Austin, US we’re both swept up by the company in recent acquisitions. Both companies currently allow users to upload 3D models, or select from a large catalogue which are then printed and ready for local collection or delivery. With the backing from the chipmakers wallet, there no doubt that both services are going to be able to scale up the projects considerably.
“3-D printing is changing the way individuals and businesses give life to ideas,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and executive vice president of Intel Corporation. “We’re seeing the impact of this technology on numerous industries, including manufacturing, medical, retail and consumable goods, among others. CGTrader and makexyz will drive the development of the ecosystem.”