Florian Reichle (Co-Founder, MD), Gunnar Schulze ( Co-Founder, CTO) and Marlene Vogel (Co-Founder, MD) Luke Marshall





trinckle 3D

Create Custom Products

Software for Additive Manufacturing
Founded in 2013
15 employees
Funding: Undisclosed
Stage: Later Stage


trinckle develops software additive manufacturing (3D printing). Its core offering, paramate, is a cloud platform enabling the customer-specific adaptation of any product. paramate’s powerful algorithms streamline design processes and automate even the most complex design tasks, eliminating the need for CAD know-how. Founded in 2013, trinckle was the first German online 3D printing service provider. Website
Highlight of the year: Winning the EIT Digital Challenge ’17 in the Digital Industry category.


Interview with trinckle 3D


What inspired you to found your startup?

The immense potential of 3D printing was easy to spot, and we quickly noticed the main focus on 3D printing hardware. But physical 3D printing is already becoming a commodity. Design generation and handling is the much more interesting market, and that has to be done by software.


How are you different? What is your unique value proposition?

Customization is required across different industries, such as robotics, medical devices, industrial components, and consumer goods. paramate increases the time and cost efficiency of customer-oriented design processes by 95%, and enables scalable, individualized business models.


How do you define success for yourself and your company?

Success would be seeing customer-focused businesses transformed into scalable business models, with adapted products and increased awareness of the relevance of design automation software.


What do you want to achieve next year?

The continuation of our daily work, for example the expansion of the sales market for “paramate” and the permanent improvement of paramate itself.


Why do people want to work at your company?

We are still quite a small team of 15 members. The work here is characterized by flat hierarchies and agile workflow. Here, you have opportunities to grow with and to contribute to the success of the company. For me, it’s an honor to work at the forefront of a new technology.


What has been the most important milestone so far?

There have been many small milestones; there are many small steps of a staircase.


Looking back at your whole development story — what makes you most proud?

After years of hard work, we have gained the trust of really good partners.


Where do you see your company in 5 years?

In general, we want to increase the market for customized products. Therefore, we are focusing on extension of the paramate from additive manufacturing to hybrid manufacturing. We want to have business cases in different industries.


What is your impression of launching a startup from your based city?

Creatives, scientists, and students produce a special energy that is characterized by a kind of freedom. These are very good preconditions for a young company like ours. And it is also important that there is now more political attention, more investment, and more space to work.


What is your impression of the german startup scene? Would you change anything?

The German start-up scene promotes the innovative strength of German industry. At the same time, it benefits from the many industrial applications that Germany has to offer as a globally important industrial region.



trinckle 3D was featured in “The Hundert Vol. 10 – Startups of Germany“, November 2018.



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