Fortify Raises $12.5 million in Funding

By on June 7th, 2023 in Corporate, news

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From investors including Lockheed Martin Ventures and RTX Ventures.

Fortify, a leading full-stack materials science and AM company, has raised $12.5 million in a funding round, from investors including Lockheed Martin Ventures (the plan to do this was reported at the end of last year) and RTX Ventures, the venture capital arms of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies, respectively. This strategic investment will enable Fortify to expand its capabilities and accelerate the development of its Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) platform.

Fortify’s FLUX CORE 3D printer

Fortify’s DCM platform revolutionizes the manufacturing of complex structures by offering unique mechanical, electrical, thermal, and electromagnetic properties. The platform has garnered significant interest across more than 50 Fortify partners and customers in digital tooling, medical devices, electronics, aerospace, and defense. Key customers in the A&D space beyond Lockheed and Raytheon Technologies include In-Q-Tel, the US Department of Energy, Rogers Corporation, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, TTM Technologies, and Ierus Technologies.

“We are thrilled to have Lockheed Martin Ventures and RTX Ventures as strategic investors in this funding round,” said Lawrence Ganti, CEO of Fortify. “Their expertise and global reach in the aerospace and defense industries will be invaluable in helping us to continue to innovate and scale our Digital Composite Manufacturing platform. We are excited to work together to drive the next generation of advanced materials and additive manufacturing.”

A composite part built with Fortify Fluxprint technology for magnetic 3D printing

“Lockheed Martin Ventures’ continued investment in Fortify underpins the strategic advantage the company can bring to the defense industrial base,” said Chris Moran, Vice President and General Manager of Lockheed Martin Ventures. “We believe Fortify has the potential to deliver tailored solutions not only to the aerospace and defense industry, but a range of sectors that can benefit from their platforms.”

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By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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