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Grant fuels expansion of 3D printing startup

Grant fuels expansion of 3D printing startup

Written by David

February 3, 2021


A local startup owned and operated by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering alumnus Andrew Martinussen and business partner Andrew Mayhall is experiencing accelerated growth, thanks to receipt of a competitive $50,000 Arch Grant.


Their company, 3D Gloop!, produces 3D printing adhesives designed to adhere the most common plastics in the industry. Arch Grants are provided annually to assist growth of early-stage startups in the St. Louis region. With this added financial boost, the duo aims to expand the company’s reach, and execute on an expansive product vision and roadmap. “3D Gloop! derived from a personal project and quickly transitioned into a fully functioning company,” said Martinussen, of Edwardsville, who first ran into issues with adhesion while creating a 3D wheelchair for his dog. That challenge transformed into opportunity. Martinussen earned a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the engineering school in 2016. He and lifelong friend Mayhall launched 3D Gloop! in June 2018. Since then, the bootstrapped startup has experienced explosive growth, delivering more than 14,000 products to 47 countries worldwide. Their product is “ludicrously strong glue for 3D prints.” The 3D printing pioneers say their […]

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