Origin, the developer of open platform for additive mass production, recently announced that it is shipping its manufacturing-grade 3D printer, Origin One, and is experiencing strong demand from customers around the world. In the last 6 months, the company has more than doubled its printer install base with Global Fortune 500 customers across the United States, Ireland, Germany, and Denmark, in industries including footwear, automotive, contract manufacturing and government. Amid this growth, Origin has added Avid and Interpro to its service bureau customer roster.
Origin has also recently filled out its executive bench with the appointment of Jeffrey Lee as Chief Operating Officer. Jeff founded Cost Cooperative, a member-based buying group for small businesses, which exited to TriNet in 2013.
Since May, Origin has made product improvements to Origin One through software. These updates have increased Origin One’s useable build area, print speed, chemistry capabilities, and surface quality. More improvements are planned for the near future.