Azul 3D

Azul 3D is a leading-edge 3D printing company that is transforming the 3D printing industry.

Azul 3D aims to revolutionize advanced manufacturing with high-throughput 3D printing technologies that take ideas from prototyping to manufacturing in a streamlined, low cost solution.

Azul 3D was founded in 2016 by James Hedrick, Chad Mirkin and David Walker. The company is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.


Azul 3D has initially invented and developed at Northwestern University, HARPTM allows one to print 3D structures from a wide pallet of materials in both the presence and absence of oxygen at a record pace. The initial printers based upon HARPTM are capable of manufacturing parts at production speeds, almost regardless of size, with a throughput dramatically outpacing its competitors and in certain cases competitive with injection molding.


Azul 3DTM is enabling manufacturers to transition from prototype to mass-manufacturing on one streamlined platform. In combination with its proprietary industrial-grade materials, it offers the opportunity for higher throughput, limitless scale, and just-in-time mass production of diverse, highly customized products.


Azul 3D is backed by Louis A. Simpson, former CIO for Geico; Wally Loewenbaum, former chairperson of 3D Systems; Joe Allison, former CEO of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and others. The company has secured $12.5M in an oversubscribed Seed financing on Aug 24, 2020. This brings Azul 3D's total funding to $20.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $20.5M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Seed- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Evanston
  • State: Illinois
  • Country: United States
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