Supernova launches as spin-off from BCN3D

Feb. 13, 2024
The new company offers 3D printing services using BCN3D's Viscous Lithography Manufacturing (VLM) technology.

Supernova, a new 3D printing company born from a carve-out of BCN3D’s Viscous Lithography Manufacturing (VLM) business unit, has announced its launch, with headquarters in Austin, Texas, and Barcelona. It starts with more than 500 registered participants in the Technology Adoption Program, as well as key partnerships with prominent industry customers like Puma, Saint Gobain, Orbea, Hutchison and Prodrive.

Having previously served as the GM of BCN3D since 2019, Roger Antunez leads Supernova as its CEO, along with Marta Mico, formerly BCN3D’s VLM head of business development.

Meanwhile, Xavi Faneca continues to head up BCN3D as its CEO.

Supernova and BCN3D are completely independent, with no further bonds between them.

Using the patented VLM technology, manufacturers can process resins that are 100 times more viscous than traditional ones. According to Supernova, the process results in parts that are more similar to injection molded parts than those made with other 3D printing resins.

Supernova says the technology, designed for high-performance materials, is scalable and cost-competitive. Over this year, the company plans to introduce beta systems and focus on developing materials for industrial applications.