We found the news of an $82 million raise by Markforged to be significant and kindred with our mission, especially when you consider they have shipped over 3000 3D "high-strength parts" printers already.
Below comes from their press release – see full announcement here and Forbes calls them a "Next Billion Dollar Startup" here.
The ZWCAD Team
High-performance, Affordable 2D/3D CAD
"By enabling the printing of high-strength parts at an affordable price, the founding of Markforged in 2013 helped mark a turning point in additive manufacturing. Before Markforged, businesses were forced to choose between million dollar 3D printing systems; less expensive printers capable only of producing weak plastic parts; or the massive complexities and costs of traditional processes, often just to produce a single part. For the first time in the history of manufacturing, it is more economical to print numerous metal or carbon fiber parts than to produce those parts through legacy means."