Bringing the power of data and artificial intelligence to additive manufacturing industry through Handddle

Part 8 Start up Series (7)

Aditya Chandavarkar
Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology, training and consulting. Among other activities he the Co-Founder of Indian 3D Printing Network and is a subject matter expert on 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing with good grasp of Additive Manufacturing trends in the Region including India, APAC, Middleeast and Africa.
Vaishali Heblekar

An experienced content writer with a strong background in communications and branding. Vaishali also brings with her work experience in Corporate Communications in the manufacturing industry. Skilled in corporate and creative content writing, proof-reading and editing. Also adept at translation from Hindi and/or Marathi to English. Strong communication professional with a masters from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.

Created in June 2020, Handddle was set up by Thomas Bourgoin, Pierre Marigo and Dylan Taleb. Handddle’s mission is to bring the power of data and artificial intelligence to the additive manufacturing industry, to secure, control and certify their production.

In a Nutshell

Created in June 2020, Handddle was set up by Thomas Bourgoin (INSA Toulouse), Pierre Marigo (INSA Toulouse) and Dylan Taleb (Kedge). The company is supported by AM Start-up Series powered by AM Ventures by Unitec, France Additive, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Aquiti Gestion and La French fab, major players in the support of start-ups in Nouvelle Aquitaine (France).

On a mission to solve some of the most important problems of the industry of the future, Handddle assures manufacturers that their 3D printing production processes can manufacture industrial compliance parts. Today, through its expertise, the start-up supports companies in the analysis of their processes data. Handddle is the central tool around the machines to help understand additive manufacturing on the shop-floor and track every task that takes place during production. This allows manufacturers to improve quality control while guaranteeing productivity anywhere in the world.

A growing company of 11 employees, that consists of software developers, embedded electronics technicians, AI and mechanical engineers, human resources, business and marketing. The expertise used in the research and development of solutions, is always aligned to the objective of providing innovative tools in accordance with the industries with which the company works: Defence, Automotive, or Engineering Schools.

Brains behind this

Handddle has been founded in Bordeaux (France) by Thomas Bourgoin, Pierre Marigo, and Dylan Taleb: 3 software and manufacturing professionals, passionate about technology and innovation.

The Before and The After

As companies qualify and certify Additive Manufacturing processes which will add many more types of parts in the future, there are multiple challenges to be overcome. The more critical a part is, the more important its certification will be. To respond to these challenges, Handddle has firstly imagined SMART FARM, an intelligent and secured 3D printing micro factory which, thanks to its embedded systems, collects and analyses data from production environments. This is a solution adapted to professional machines.

In the growing market of 3D printing, where uses are evolving and additive manufacturing is becoming industrialized, the start-up takes advantage of its technological core, a combination of hardware and software, to adapt it to industrial uses and address industrial production scale with industrial 3D printers. This is how LINE was born, the world’s first industrial Internet of Things (IoT) powered by computer vision, machine learning algorithms and real-time data acquisitions. Handddle’s mission is to bring the power of data and artificial intelligence to the additive manufacturing industry, to secure, control and certify their production.

Technology

Since the beginning, Handddle desires to offer a unique value proposition on the growing 3D printing market: Lean on data to manufacture certified AM parts. They were the first company to develop 3D printing hubs for manufacturing certified parts, a tool able to create a real smart production line which can secure, control, certify and expand a 3D printing production. The know-how and expertise acquired with SMART FARM permits the engineer team to evolve the solution and to provide a high technology IIoT based on CV and IA. Today, Handddle is the only company on the market to propose a combined solution (Data fusion) of data analysis and new generation tools such as computer vision and IA, to understand additive manufacturing processes.

AM Ventures Asks

ESG challenges are a part of additive manufacturing by reducing production waste and extending the product life cycle. Handddle permits to relocate industrial production, manufacturing as close as possible to the need. Thanks to their solutions, companies can produce from everywhere in the world and let additive manufacturing (AM) become an industrial production scale. A secure environment for users, thanks to the solutions able to monitor micro-factory and factory data like pollution rejected by the machines. Handddle gives the keys to ensuring the quality of data to assure manufacturers that the AM equipment they use meets health and safety requirements. Access to processes data also allows industrialists to standardize their Additive Manufacturing facilities, for a better flexible supply-chain against the future changes of the industry.

Funding Facts

Founded in June 2020, Handddle bootstrapped initially. It has built a strength in R&D and product development, developing solutions that have been directly delivered to its first industrial partners. Since then, the company has kept growing with 400K€ non-dilutive funding plus turnover without having to deal with any investor interference whatsoever.

  • June 2020: Incorporation
  • December 2020: First industrial partner
  • January 2022: 6 customers widespread in 3 high values industries (Defence, Automotive and Engineering School)
  • September 2022: New market innovation developed by start-up’s own funds

They seek

A growing start-up, they wish to surround themselves with partners who will use their solutions in the future and be part of Handddle’s development. After a 6-month R&D phase, Handddle is now looking for industrial partners to demonstrate its new LINE product in a representative environment. The company is growing and so are the teams. Handddle is looking for new talents to accompany them throughout this adventure. They are looking for technical profiles in software and AI development to work on the new product.

Contact Details

Dylan Taleb 06 69 74 33 24

Email: contact@handddle.com

Website: www.handddle.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/handddle/

A Quick Recap

  • Created in June 2020, Handddle was set up by Thomas Bourgoin, Pierre Marigo and Dylan Taleb. The company is supported by AM Start-up Series powered by AM Ventures by Unitec, France Additive, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Aquiti Gestion and La French fab, major players in the support of start-ups in Nouvelle Aquitaine (France).
  • Handddle assures manufacturers that their 3D printing production processes can manufacture industrial compliance parts.
  • Through its expertise, the start-up supports companies in the analysis of their processes data. Handddle is the central tool around the machines to help understand additive manufacturing on the shop-floor and track every task that takes place during production. This allows manufacturers to improve quality control while guaranteeing productivity anywhere in the world.
  • A growing company of 11 employees, that consists of software developers, embedded electronics technicians, AI and mechanical engineers, human resources, business and marketing.
  • The expertise used in the research and development of solutions, is always aligned to the objective of providing innovative tools in accordance with the industries with which the company works: Defence, Automotive, or Engineering Schools.
  • As companies qualify and certify Additive Manufacturing processes which will add many more types of parts in the future, there are multiple challenges to be overcome. The more critical a part is, the more important its certification will be.
  • To respond to these challenges, Handddle has firstly imagined SMART FARM, an intelligent and secured 3D printing micro factory which, thanks to its embedded systems, collects and analyses data from production environments. This is a solution adapted to professional machines.
  • In the growing market of 3D printing, where uses are evolving and additive manufacturing is becoming industrialized, the start-up takes advantage of its technological core, a combination of hardware and software, to adapt it to industrial uses and address industrial production scale with industrial 3D printers. This is how LINE was born, the world’s first industrial Internet of Things (IoT) powered by computer vision, machine learning algorithms and real-time data acquisitions.
  • Handddle’s mission is to bring the power of data and artificial intelligence to the additive manufacturing industry, to secure, control and certify their production.
  • Handddle desires to offer a unique value proposition on the growing 3D printing market: Lean on data to manufacture certified AM parts.
  • The first company to develop 3D printing hubs for manufacturing certified parts, a tool able to create a real smart production line which can secure, control, certify and expand a 3D printing production.
  • The know-how and expertise acquired with SMART FARM permits the engineer team to evolve the solution and to provide a high technology IIoT based on CV and IA.
  • Handddle is the only company on the market to propose a combined solution (Data fusion) of data analysis and new generation tools such as computer vision and IA, to understand additive manufacturing processes.
  • ESG challenges are a part of additive manufacturing by reducing production waste and extending the product life cycle. Handddle permits to relocate industrial production, manufacturing as close as possible to the need. Thanks to their solutions, companies can produce from everywhere in the world and let additive manufacturing (AM) become an industrial production scale.
  • A secure environment for users, thanks to the solutions able to monitor micro-factory and factory data like pollution rejected by the machines. Handddle gives the keys to ensuring the quality of data to assure manufacturers that the AM equipment they use meets health and safety requirements. Access to processes data also allows industrialists to standardize their Additive Manufacturing facilities, for a better flexible supply-chain against the future changes of the industry.
  • Handddle bootstrapped initially and built strength in R&D and product development, by developing solutions that have been directly delivered to its first industrial partners. Since then, the company has kept growing with 400K€ non-dilutive funding plus turnover without having to deal with any investor interference whatsoever.
  • Some key milestones are as follows:
    • June 2020: Incorporation
    • December 2020: First industrial partner
    • January 2022: 6 customers widespread in 3 high values industries (Defence, Automotive and Engineering School)
    • September 2022: New market innovation developed by start-up’s own funds
  • They seek to surround themselves with partners who will use their solutions in the future and be part of Handddle’s development.
  • After a 6-month R&D phase, Handddle is now looking for industrial partners to demonstrate its new LINE product in a representative environment.
  • The company is growing and so are the teams. Handddle is looking for new talents to accompany them throughout this adventure. They are looking for technical profiles in software and AI development to work on the new product.

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Aditya Chandavarkar
Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology, training and consulting. Among other activities he the Co-Founder of Indian 3D Printing Network and is a subject matter expert on 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing with good grasp of Additive Manufacturing trends in the Region including India, APAC, Middleeast and Africa.
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An experienced content writer with a strong background in communications and branding. Vaishali also brings with her work experience in Corporate Communications in the manufacturing industry. Skilled in corporate and creative content writing, proof-reading and editing. Also adept at translation from Hindi and/or Marathi to English. Strong communication professional with a masters from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.