Boeing HorizonX invests in 3D printing company

By Marjorie Censer / August 7, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Boeing today said it has invested in Burlington, MA-based Digital Alloys, which is developing high-speed, multimetal additive manufacturing systems.

The company's "technology can rapidly combine multiple metals into each part, which enhances thermal, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties," Boeing said. "The process allows metals like titanium and high-temperature alloys to be 3D-printed for parts that could be used on Boeing products."

Boeing said it already has more than 60,000 3D-printed parts in its space, commercial and defense products.

Boeing HorizonX Ventures, the contractor's innovation cell, participated in Digital Alloys' series B funding round, which was led by G20 Ventures.