Origin is a San Francisco-based additive manufacturing company designed for mass production.

Origin is an additive manufacturing company designed for mass production, and that provides 3D print parts for customers. The company was founded by Christopher Prucha and Joel Ong, in 2015, in San Francisco, California, United States.

Origin is interested in utilizing open source printers to manufacture parts. The company is interested in the practice of additive manufacturing which combines open materials, software, and modular hardware. The company relies on innovations in material development features, workflows, and data to develop materials. The range of commercial grade materials that the company produces and uses include elastomers that are able to be flexible enough to break after 300% elongation, biocompatible materials such as silicons, optically clear materials, and polymers with UTS above 100 MPa.

Origin's production system uses Programmable Photopolymerization to turn materials into isotropic parts and products ready for end-use. Their systems utilize computer vision and sensors to provide printing progress. In 2020, Origin began manufacturing and shipping FDA-compliant sterile nasopharyngeal swabs.


April 2020
In April, more than 50% of Woodside shareholders and 43% of Origin shareholders called on the oil and gas companies to set science-based targets to cut both their own emissions and the "scope 3" emissions released by their customers.
November 2018
Origin raises a $10,000,000 series A round from DCM Ventures, FLOODGATE, Mandra Capital and Pascal Levy-Garboua.
August 2016
Origin raises a $2,300,000 seed round from FLOODGATE, Joe Montana, Mandra Capital, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Pascal Levy-Garboua, Ryan Orr, Scrum Ventures and Stanford University.

Funding rounds



Further reading


Origin - Manufacture the impossible


Origin - Manufacture the impossible


World Class Materials from Our Open Network of Material Partners


Documentaries, videos and podcasts





San Francisco, California, United States

Additive manufacturing


Sandra Morello and Todd Lewis
June 11, 2021
With supply chains in jeopardy -- thanks to an ongoing pandemic and the fallout from Australia's precarious trade relations with China -- a push to see more local manufacturing is resonating, especially in job-starved regions.
Sally Rafferty
June 6, 2021
A tent city dubbed Footy Basecamp has been erected in just three days to accommodate fans ahead of the State of Origin in Townsville this week.
Sally Rafferty and Mia Knight
May 31, 2021
A tent city may be on the cards to help Townsville meet a surge in demand for accommodation as footy fans flock north for this year's opening State of Origin clash.
Harry Guinness
May 23, 2021
How-To Geek
A photo's metadata is the information embedded in the file that tells you (or your computer) about it. It includes things like when a photo was taken, what camera and settings it was taken with, the resolution of the image, and who took it (copyright metadata).
Adam Morton Environment editor
May 18, 2021
the Guardian
International Energy Agency report says countries like Australia need a no-emissions electricity grid within 14 years to reach net zero by 2050
February 23, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- As Jocko Fuel, an Origin brand, continues their expansion and increases nationwide distribution, executives announce co-founder Brian...
Graham Readfearn
January 13, 2021
the Guardian
Exclusive: applications to explore Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre basin submitted by energy company last July but previously unreported
Monica Chin
January 12, 2021
The Verge
Origin PC has updated its EVO15-S, EVO17-S, NT-15, and NT-17 gaming laptops to include Nvidia's new RTX 3000 series mobile graphics cards.
Gareth Hutchens And Emilia Terzon
January 12, 2021
Origin Energy unveils plans to build a 700-megawatt battery, which will be the largest in Australia and four times bigger than Tesla's battery in South Australia, in a bid to move the company away from fossil fuel power over the next 10 years.
Michael Crider
December 15, 2020
If you're feeling nostalgic for the days when a new PC game came from an actual store on a stack of floppy disks, boutique manufacturer Origin has the machine for you. Its new "Resto-Mod" design recreates the crowded front fascia of an old beige box PC, complete with (completely ornamental) CD, 5.25, and 3.25-inch drives. It even has a "Turbo" button.
Shawn Knight
December 14, 2020
From fashion to video games and virtually everything in between, retro is in. The trend is even extending to the aftermarket PC industry, too.
bit-tech news
December 14, 2020
It's a modern PC in retro beige clothing, complete with Turbo button.
Kristy Sexton-McGrath
December 14, 2020
Great Barrier Reef tour operators say they're fed up with being "hamstrung" by some of the most severe social distancing restrictions of any industry in Queensland.
Sarah Boseley
December 12, 2020
the Guardian
The World Health Organization virologist Maria van Kerkhove has become a household name during the pandemic. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters
Sarah Boseley
December 12, 2020
the Guardian
The World Health Organization virologist Maria van Kerkhove has become a household name during the pandemic. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters
By Rebecca Jones
November 24, 2020
BBC News
Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.
Science X staff
November 23, 2020
An extraordinary collection of priceless manuscripts of naturalist Charles Darwin goes online today, including two rare pages from the original draft of On the Origin of Species.
Omar Sachedina
November 21, 2020
Northern Ontario tour operators have signed on to a new pilot project designed to save the province's $600 million Indigenous tourism industry from being decimated by the pandemic.
Origin USA
November 11, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Origin announces a discount and donation to honor America's veterans with all online sales. Website purchasers can use discount code...
Adam Morton
September 14, 2020
the Guardian
Extinction Rebellion join a protest outside the London office of oil company Shell last week. Royal Dutch Shell have also been targeted by the Climate Action 100+ group as part of a push to make big polluters support strategies to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images


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