Ai build raises $1m to accelerate large-scale 3d printing in aerospace and automotive

London-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotic 3D printing developer Ai Build has raised $1 million to accelerate the commercialization of its AiSync software platform.

The funding round was led by venture capital firm SuperSeed and saw participation from entrepreneur William Tunstall-Pedoe, one of the inventors behind Amazon’s Alexa voice Assistant.

With the funding, Ai Build is looking to bring its automated AI-based technology to more global tier one manufacturers in the aerospace and automotive sectors in order to accelerate large-scale 3D printing within these sectors.

“Even though 3D printing has come a long way, it is still extremely difficult to produce large, complex parts with the consistency required by the manufacturing industry,” said Ai Build C-founder and CEO, Daghan Cam. “At present, parts that only take a few hours of printing time, take manufacturers weeks or months to prepare. Lack of automation is the barrier.