Type A Machines, BriteLab, and Circuit Launch Announce Relationship to Enable Scalable Microfabrication Based on Print Pod, Type A Machines’ Digital Fabrication Platform

New relationship enables hardware startups, as well as established brands to seamlessly scale 3D manufactured products in both capacity and complexity.

Type A Machines, BriteLab, and Circuit Launch today announced a service relationship to provide Print Pod 3D Manufacturing capabilities via BriteLab, an OEM capable, full spectrum, new product innovation and realization company. The announcement was made during the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Circuit Launch facility, a newly-dedicated 30,000 square foot coworking space for hardware startups, and the new headquarters of Type A Machines.

BriteLab specializes in the productization of complex, connected, and collaborative mechatronic and robotic products. BriteLab provides mass customization and factory automation solutions to OEMs, building IP sensitive products and equipment in the semiconductor, biomedical, robotic, alternative energy and consumer electronics space.
As part of its growing OEM relationship with Type A Machines, BriteLab has adopted Print Pod, Type A Machines digital fabrication platform, and will provide Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and high-volume manufacturing services for customers using its scalable U.S.-based facilities. This means production of parts in the tens of thousands can be done more quickly than at an offshore facility with the final product being created closer to the end users, cutting down on shipping time and the potential IP issues associated with offshore manufacturing.
"The Print Pod is a revolutionary product changing the way we design, prototype and productize hardware products," said Andrew Rutter, CEO of Type A Machines. "By connecting Circuit Launch and BriteLab, we effectively bridge the gap between an idea and full production - leveraging the same tools, and technologies the entire way through the process."
"Working with Type A Machines and Print Pod, we have created a new product development and production paradigm through 3D Manufacturing which allows us to extend our previous OEM experience and automation expertise to customers earlier in their life-cycle," said Robert de Neve, CEO of BriteLab. "We're looking forward to a long OEM partnership with Type A Machines and supporting the creative ideas that spring from Circuit Launch."
"We are excited to bring BriteLab's experience and capabilities in manufacturing and scaling hardware into the Circuit Launch ecosystem, further extending and expediting the entrepreneur's ability to go from concept to full production in an ever shortening amount of time," said Erik Katz, founder of Circuit Launch. "We are also delighted to have on-premise, mico-manufacturing capability with Type A's revolutionary Print Pod, making the rapid ideation and testing commonplace in software startups now possible for hardware."
About Type A Machines:
Type A Machines is a San Francisco Bay Area startup that creates industrial-grade FDM rapid-prototyping and micro-fabrication machines for the aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, and education markets. The company's award winning Series 1 3D printer is used by design studios, makerspaces, libraries, and manufacturing facilities. The Series 1 forms the foundation of Print Pod, the first centrally managed parallel-production solution used as an alternative to traditional manufacturing processes. Customers include, Apple, Google, Johns Hopkins, Lockheed Martin, MIT, Nike,, Stanford, Tesla, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.
For more information about Type A Machines visit: https://www.typeamachines.com/
About BriteLab Inc.:
BriteLab is an OEM capable, full spectrum, new product innovation and realization compamy specializing in the productization of complex, connected, and collaborative mechatronic and robotic products. BriteLab also provides mass customization and factory automation solutions to OEM's building IP sensitive products and equipment in the Semiconductor, Bio-Medical, Robotics, Alternative Energy and Consumer Electronics space. The company maintains its headquarters in San Jose, California.
For more information about BriteLab visit: http://www.britelab.com
About Circuit Launch:
Circuit Launch offers office, lab, and meeting space for electronic hardware companies to create, test, and iterate, all in one place. Circuit Launch builds communities of both established and startup hardware companies so that members can access experience when they need it, enabling innovation and a path to success thanks to a diverse network of engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, and hardware-friendly investors.
For more information about Circuit Launch visit: https://www.circuitlaunch.com/
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Type A Machines, the Type A Machines logo, Series 1, Series 1 Pro, and Print Pod are trademarks of Type A Machines. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.BriteLab and the BriteLab log are the trademarks of Britelab Inc., Circuit Launch, the Circuit Launch Logo are trademarks of Circuit Launch Inc.

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