Boeing HorizonX Ventures has made an additional investment in metals additive manufacturer Morf3D to help expand capacity.

Founded in 2015, California-based Morf3D also provides advisory services in additive manufacturing strategy and to assist the adoption of technology.

Its client base includes aerospace original equipment manufacturers such as Boeing, Honeywell and Collins Aerospace.

The company incorporates advanced software with its engineering knowledge to reduce manufactured component mass and enhance performance.

Boeing HorizonX Ventures senior managing director Brian Schettler said: “Our latest strategic investment in Morf3D extends our commitment to our Industry 4.0 efforts —technologies that can transform aerospace supply chains for future growth and competitiveness.

“We continue to work closely with Morf3D to help them bring innovation through additive manufacturing to more aerospace manufacturing partners.”

Morf3D has recently expanded its additive production capacity and increased investment in precision machining technologies.

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Growing demand has also led the company to recruit additional support staff.

Morf3D founder and CEO Ivan Madera said: “It is amazing to see our strategy come to life! Our vision to become a world-class leader in metals additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry is truly taking form.

“At Morf3D, we don’t sell parts in the traditional sense. We sell a process that evokes certainty.”

In January, Boeing invested in Isotropic Systems, a developer of next-generation solutions to better connect people and enterprises worldwide.