Kornit Digital buys Voxel8 to expand AM technology portfolio

Kornit Digital buys Voxel8 to expand AM technology portfolio

Kornit Digital Ltd, a worldwide market leader in digital textile production technologies, has acquired all associated assets of Somerville, Massachusetts-based Voxel8.

Kornit Digital Ltd, a worldwide market leader in digital
textile production technologies, has acquired all associated
assets of Somerville, Massachusetts-based Voxel8.
Voxel8’s advanced additive manufacturing (AM)
technology for textiles allows for digital fabrication of
functional features with zonal control of material
properties, in addition to utilising high-performance
elastomers adhering to inkjet technology.
“Voxel8’s innovative technologies and talent will help
us accelerate the execution of our 4.0 strategy to digitize
sustainable, on-demand textile production. With this
advanced and proven 3D technology, we will disrupt the
business of fashion, empowering completely new creative
decorative concepts and never-before-seen functional
textile applications, while exploring new lucrative
opportunities in the functional apparel and footwear

markets,” said Ronen Samuel, Chief Executive Officer,
Kornit Digital.

Kobi Mann, Kornit Digital Chief Technology Officer,
added, “By integrating Voxel8’s technology into Kornit’s
product roadmap, we will be able to transform numerous
market segments and verticals, accelerating our collective
visions and technology advancements. Voxel8 offers
direct 3D print-on-part capabilities, advanced design
software that can be easily integrated with any
production floor software workflow, and versatile
chemistry enabling on-the-fly formulation of highperformance
elastomers to change the material
properties of the resulting printed structures by multiple
orders of magnitude. This means reflective, high-density,
silicone and metallics, as well as compression elements
for sports and therapeutics, protection elements like
cushioning and impact resistance, and functionality
applications like anti-slip, waterproofing, and other
qualities combining form and function that are key to
Kornit’s vision of digitizing production in every
conceivable manner.”

Fred von Gottberg, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Voxel8, said, “Voxel8’s innovative and sustainable
technology—tested by some of the world’s leading global
fashion and footwear brands, such as Hush Puppies,which is part of
Wolverine Worldwide,
enables the digital
creation of unique
decorative and
functional
applications, while
eliminating time and
waste from the
manufacturing
process. Voxel8 shares
Kornit’s vision of
transforming the
textile industry and
couldn’t be more
excited to be part of
the journey to build
the operating system of sustainable fashion on demand.
We look forward to working together to embed Voxel8’s
technology into Kornit’s customer offerings, which will
collectively provide endless possibilities of enhanced
applications and solutions.”

Kornit Digital develops, manufactures, and markets
industrial digital printing technologies for the garment,
apparel, and textile industries. Kornit delivers completesolutions, including digital printing systems, inks,
consumables, software, and after-sales support.

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