Our investments

AMECOS – Sales specialist for innovative
AM technologies

As a sales and consulting company, AMECOS focuses on new and innovative technologies on the AM market. Thanks to many years of experience as senior sales managers, both founders can effectively support young, technology-driven companies as sales experts.

“An investment of the HZG Group is always a strong signal in the 3D printing sector. The start-ups we support in sales matters notice the additional boost on their ‘launch pad’ at once. And it is all thanks to Kerstin and Frank Carsten Herzog, who have been reliable partners in this sector for decades.”

Andreas Tulaj and Steffen Reinfurth, Co-Founders and Managing Directors

At a glance

Foundation:

Andreas Tulaj and Steffen Reinfurth, 2023

Location:

Erzhausen, Germany

Partner since:

2023

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VFGF process for XXXL parts

The QUEEN 1 3D printer and the patented Variable FGF extruder by Q.BIG 3D make it possible to manufacture extra-large polymer parts with fine feature resolution and high productivity.

“The HZG Group is the right investor for a young team willing to take the next step with their own 3D printing technology. Along with financial assistance, we have gained real sparing partners and mentors on our journey to the best possible market entry.”

Katja Herrmann, Co-Founder and CEO
Dennis Herrmann, Co-Founder and CTO

At a glance

Foundation:

Katja Herrmann, Dennis Herrmann and Michael Heel, 2019

Location:

Aalen, Germany

Partner since:

2023

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Pioneers in volumetric 3D printing

Ultrafast and support-free – without the typical layer-by-layer structure of AM processes – xolo’s volumetric 3D printing allows quick manufacturing of parts with very smooth surfaces.

“With xolography, we wish to change the entire 3D printing market. So, the HZG Group is the right investor who really understands this sector. Their profound expertise and experience in market launch cannot be overestimated. A practical approach and strong networking make the perfect fundament for successful establishment of an innovative and disruptive technology.”

Dirk Radzinski, Co-Founder and CEO

At a glance

Foundation:

Dirk Radzinski, Prof. Martin Regehly & Prof. Stefan Hecht, 2019

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Partner since:

2022

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Excellent surface quality paired with high productivity

With its Hybrid PhotoSynthesis technology, Axtra3D achieves high resolution and precision of laser-based stereolithography combined with much higher speed of digital light processing. Due to this, highly complex geometries and structures with optimized surface quality can be produced with the Axtra3D printers in virtually no time.

"The founding team of Concept Laser leads HZG group, giving them a direct insight into the journey from a startup to a market leader. We are appreciative of the backing from venture capital that has a full understanding of our industry and what is needed to be successful. HZG is a highly respected and trusted partner through both mentorship and guidance in technology and entrepreneurship.”

Gianni Zitelli, Co-Founder and CEO

At a glance

Foundation:

Gianni Zitelli and Praveen Tummala, 2021

Site:

Charlotte, NC, USA / Vicenza, Italy

Partner since:

2022

Website

 

Design automation for sophisticated AM design processes

Thanks to design automation with its paramate software solution, trinckle is able to offer cost reduction in manual design process and advanced product configuration for customized products using parameterized models.

“There is no other investor that is as familiar with the AM market as HZG and knows from its own experience, what it means to establish a successful enterprise. This is a good fundament for a trustful and efficient cooperation. However, most relevant it is great fun to work with the HZG team!”

Florian Reichle, Co-Founder and Managing Director of trinckle 3D GmbH

At a glance

Foundation:

Florian Reichle, Marlene Vogel and Gunnar Schulze, 2013

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Partner since:

2022

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Multi-material 3D printers for highest requirements

AIM3D’s multi-material 3D printers can produce polymer, metal and ceramic parts with demanding material requirements. The cost-efficient FGM method allows processing of virtually all thermoplastic materials in pellet form as well as reinforced plastics.

“The background of Kerstin and Frank Carsten Herzog was the main reason that prompted us to approach the HZG Group. In our eyes, a classic VC with a wealth of experience in mechanical engineering who engages in this business segment with such profundity is a new phenomenon on the market.”

Clemens Lieberwirth, Co-Founder and CTO

At a glance

Foundation:

Clemens Lieberwirth and Dr. Vincent Morrison, 2017

Location:

Rostock, Germany

Partner since:

2021

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Additive manufacturing without support structures

With its innovative GENESIS software solution, AMSIS optimizes the hatching strategy of the PBF manufacturing process and thus helps reduce support structures.

“Due to profound specialist knowledge of the investor, even the most complex ideas of the founders are understood and analyzed in the blink of an eye. The unique combination of strong innovation spirit, exceptional specialist knowledge and entrepreneurial know-how made AMSIS decide in favor of a cooperation with the HZG Group.”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, Founder and CEO

At a glance

Foundation:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, 2017

Location:

Bremen, Germany

Partner since:

2021

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