VulcanForms builds and operates advanced digital manufacturing infrastructure. We enable the world's critical industries to innovate, grow, and deliver sustainable impact.
Local, digitally-driven manufacturing enables companies to increase the pace of innovation, bringing more complex parts to market faster with fewer limitations.
Every dollar spent on manufacturing contributes an additional $2.79 to the U.S. economy—more than any other industry. Bringing this value home will provide a meaningful boost to the broader economy.
Global supply chains are increasingly sensitive to geopolitical dynamics and sustainability concerns. Building a domestic manufacturing and product innovation ecosystem is critical for the United States to stay competitive
on the global stage.
The seeds of VulcanForms were planted in the fall of 2013 at MIT. Martin C. Feldmann met Professor John Hart in his first semester as a graduate student in manufacturing. Somewhat serendipitously, John decided to teach a course to the Manufacturing program on a new topic—additive manufacturing, and Martin was a student in that class.
After Martin finished his Master’s thesis one year later, he chose to stay at MIT and do research in John’s lab related to nanomaterials and battery electrodes. As Martin and John worked in the same space, they began discussing a shared interest in additive manufacturing—in particular the challenges that prevented it from reaching industrial scale. One thing led to another, and they began brainstorming new approaches to laser powder bed fusion, seeking to improve its throughput and quality.
Soon thereafter, Martin and John co-founded VulcanForms and filed the first patent application capturing their ideas. Martin and John then refined their concept, and Martin built the company's first prototype between his apartment and a small lab space they rented near MIT.
VulcanForms raised seed financing from Eclipse Ventures and built the first system that validated its breakthrough industrial additive manufacturing technology.
VulcanForms raised Series A financing, established its headquarters in Burlington, MA. The company built its first production machine, and built world-class teams focusing on software, materials, automation, and operations.
Carrying the momentum, VulcanForms began building its first production factory-VulcanOne-in Devens, MA. This facility is powered by a fleet of 100 kilowatt laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing systems, totaling over 2 megawatts of laser capacity.
VulcanForms reveals its integrated digital production system, as it partners with the world’s most innovative companies and serially produces engineered components at scale.
“VulcanForms brings forth metal additive manufacturing as a scalable industrial process, and as a cornerstone of breakthrough digital production systems. Integrated digital production facilities are critical infrastructure which will accelerate domestic and global innovation and draw top talent to the manufacturing sector.”
“Manufacturing is the engine that drives the US economy. VulcanForms has the technology, infrastructure, and expertise to fundamentally rethink the way products are imagined, designed, built, and delivered.”