Lockheed invests in startup that envisions micro factories, mass customization, robotics

By Jason Sherman / November 15, 2023 at 9:11 AM
Lockheed Martin today announced an undisclosed investment in Launchpad.build -- a start-up that aims to collapse the traditional prototype and testing cycle by using a set of artificial intelligence driven technologies to convert an idea directly to final physical product, upending the manufacturing paradigm. Launchpad, based in Irwindale, CA, today announced it closed a “strategic funding round” with Lockheed Martin’s capital venture arm, which didn’t detail a sum but typically invests between $2 million and $5 million in companies it...

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