May 2016

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Collaborative 3D Ecosystem Expands in the Greater Los Angeles Area

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 31 – Divergent 3D today announced its participation at the Morf3D Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center in El Segundo, California. The Innovation Center is an ecosystem of additive manufacturing companies in the greater Los Angeles area and is focused on “delivering value through strong collaboration and a hands-on customer experience.”

“The Innovation Center is made up of like-minded companies that understand the limitless potential of additive manufacturing,” said Kevin Czinger, Founder & CEO, Divergent 3D. “We’re excited to be working amongst these companies and look forward to the future innovation that will undoubtedly result from this joint effort.”

Divergent 3D will operate independently at the Innovation Center. The company will continue to focus on its patented Divergent Manufacturing Platform™ that incorporates 3D printing to radically transform the economics and environmental impact of designing and manufacturing complex structures such as cars.

“As the additive manufacturing industry continues to evolve in the greater Los Angeles area, it has become evident that collaborating with disruptive companies such as Divergent 3D is a fantastic opportunity to expand our existing ecosystem,” said Ivan Madera, Co-CEO, Morf3D. “Our innovation center is bringing these companies together to inspire innovation in the additive manufacturing space.”

Divergent 3D has received universal acclaim for its disruptive, eco-friendly manufacturing platform. Blade, the first supercar built upon the Divergent platform has received worldwide attention for being one of the lightest and greenest supercars ever created. Divergent 3D is a Google Solve for X Moonshot and the winner of the Frost & Sullivan 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award.

For more information on Divergent 3D, visit www.divergent3d.com.

For more information on the Morf3D Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, visit morf3d.com/innovation.

Divergent 3D Social Media

Twitter: @Divergent3D
Facebook: facebook.com/Divergent3D
Instagram: @Divergent3D
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Kevin Czinger Social Media

Twitter: @CzingerKevin
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About Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D is dedicated to revolutionizing car manufacturing and reducing its environmental impact on the planet. Led by Founder & CEO Kevin Czinger, Divergent 3D has created the Divergent Manufacturing Platform™, which radically transforms the economics and environmental impact of designing and manufacturing complex structures such as cars. Divergent 3D aims to put these new tools of production and innovation into the hands of teams all around the world, resulting in a sustainable path forward for the car industry and beyond. For more information, visit www.divergent3d.com.

About MORF3D

Morf3D is a fully integrated provider of additive manufacturing services focused on delivering innovative solutions that solve complex additive design and manufacturing challenges. Privately held with a team of interdisciplinary experts from Academia, Industry and Engineering, Morf3D’s Innovation Center is headquartered in El Segundo, CA, USA. To learn more, please visit www.morf3d.com.

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Donna Loughlin Michaels
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Donna@lmgpr.com

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Divergent 3D “Crushes” It in Napa

Divergent 3D Founder & CEO Kevin Czinger and Blade took a trip up to Napa this week, but it wasn’t to visit one of the world’s finest wine regions. The duo was part of Xconomy’s Napa Summit 2016, a two-day event that brought technologists, business leaders, and investors together to explore what’s over the horizon in technology, jobs, and growth.

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Kevin gave a presentation on 3D-printed cars and the hazards of traditional manufacturing. Kevin talked about the need for “environmentally beautiful” vehicles that both “increase functionality and radically reduce the material and energy that goes into building those vehicles or other complex structures.” Kevin also stressed the importance of “building in a way that is very responsive to the environment and to consumers and the economy.”

One of the more dramatic moments in Kevin’s presentation was his story about a recent visit to Shanghai where he experienced firsthand the harmful effects of manufacturing pollution. Kevin recounted how his lungs ached for three days after he went out for a 30-minute walk against the advice of colleagues who warned him that the air was bad that day. Kevin concluded that unless there is dramatic change within the manufacturing industry, “we’re going to create an entire generation of young people that are going to have lower IQ’s, shorter life spans, and many, many more health problems.”

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Kevin went on to outline Divergent’s disruptive 3D approach to manufacturing and the technology behind it, including the creation of Blade to “show that the technology would withstand the demands of a supercar.” With Blade in attendance, attendees had the opportunity to take a test ride in the world’s first 3D-printed supercar and experience how Divergent 3D is creating a greener, lighter, and safer future for the automotive industry and beyond.

This week, Divergent 3D Founder & CEO Kevin Czinger had the honor of speaking at the Singularity University Executive Program. The event gathers visionaries, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives to lead discussions on current and future technological innovations that have the potential to disrupt and transform the world as we know it. Among the key focus areas at this conference: 3D printing.

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Andre Wegner, the founder and CEO of Authentise, that helps companies get their designs ready to be 3D-printed, set the stage talking about the disruptiveness of 3D printing before seguing into Divergent 3D’s technology, which he called “the most exciting thing to happen at Singularity in years.”

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Kevin shared with the audience Divergent 3D’s mission to revolutionize auto manufacturing. Showcasing the Divergent Manufacturing Platform™ and our proprietary Node™ technology, Kevin explained how Divergent 3D’s innovation radically reduces the materials, energy, and costs of manufacturing. But Kevin wasn’t done just yet. In the tradition of Steve Jobs, there was “one more thing…”

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To show just what was possible with Divergent 3D’s platform, Kevin took his discussion outside to let conference attendees get up close and personal with Blade, the world’s first 3D-printed supercar that is built upon Divergent 3D’s technology.  Kevin took questions from the audience about Blade and attendees were invited to sit inside the supercar and experience it for themselves.

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The theme of the Singularity event was “Disrupt or Be Disrupted.” Divergent 3D is proud to be in the “Disrupt” category, as we continue to strive to overhaul manufacturing from an economic, environmental, and creative standpoint. Our reception at Singularity was overwhelmingly positive and we had a great time meeting with like-minded individuals who share a common goal of developing technology to make a positive impact on the planet.

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Company Honored for Structural Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry for Its Disruptive Platform That Dramatically Reduces Pollution and Production Costs

Gardena, Calif. – May 3, 2016 – Divergent 3D today announced it has won the Frost & Sullivan 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award for Structural Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry. The Divergent Manufacturing Platform™ incorporates 3D printing to radically transform the economics and environmental impact of designing and manufacturing complex structures such as cars. The Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award is presented to the company that has “demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that impact both the functionality and the customer value of the new products and applications.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our innovation that stands to transform the automobile industry,” said Kevin Czinger, Founder & CEO, Divergent 3D. “This 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award is validation of our ongoing efforts to revolutionize car manufacturing by reducing the pollution and production costs of traditional manufacturing, resulting in a sustainable path forward for the car industry.”

According to Frost & Sullivan’s report on Divergent 3D, “an efficient and refined structural manufacturing technology in the automotive sector is needed” as four billion more vehicles will be produced by 2050. Frost & Sullivan calls Divergent 3D’s innovative approach to manufacturing a “dematerialized, high quality, and light weight chassis system which radically decreases vehicle pollutant emissions, withstands extreme forces, and delivers high performance with increased fuel efficiency, providing users with an excellent return on their investment.”

At the center of Divergent’s groundbreaking solution is the Node™, a 3D-printed alloy joint that connects standardized materials into modular, complex structures. The Frost & Sullivan report notes “the 3D printed Node technology uses less energy and raw materials than traditional methods, and allows manufacturers to quickly print and build complex structures without the need for metal tooling and stamping equipment.” Additionally, the weight of the Node-enabled chassis is up to 5x lighter than that of traditional cars, despite being stronger and more durable. Further, Frost & Sullivan state “the 3D Node technology has broad appeal and is expected to be used by automakers in Europe, Asia, and the United States in the next two to five years, and has the potential to set a benchmark through its installation in vehicles of all types.”

The Frost & Sullivan 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award is the latest recognition for Divergent 3D. The company was recently named a Google Solve for X “Moonshot” for its disruptive impact on global transportation. Divergent 3D was also the recipient of Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” award in the Auto category for Blade, the world’s first 3D-printed supercar. Blade is built upon Divergent’s revolutionary manufacturing platform and is considered one of the lightest and greenest supercars in the world.

For more information on Divergent 3D, visit www.divergent3d.com.

Divergent 3D Social Media
Twitter: @Divergent3D
Facebook: facebook.com/Divergent3D
Instagram: @Divergent3D
LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/1GAzrcP

Kevin Czinger Social Media
Twitter: @CzingerKevin
LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/1Mu1KI0

About Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D is dedicated to revolutionizing car manufacturing and reducing its environmental impact on the planet. Led by Founder & CEO Kevin Czinger, Divergent 3D has created the Divergent Manufacturing Platform™, which radically transforms the economics and environmental impact of designing and manufacturing complex structures such as cars. Divergent 3D aims to put these new tools of production and innovation into the hands of teams all around the world, resulting in a sustainable path forward for the car industry and beyond. For more information, visit www.divergent3d.com.

Media Contact:
Donna Loughlin Michaels
408-393-5575
Donna@lmgpr.com