The Story

Our Journey

In 2014, Santosh and Petri crossed paths at a HAMK University of Applied Sciences’s workshop, discovering a shared passion for mechanical engineering and 3D printing. Their journey led them to immerse themselves in the world of 3D printing at Aalto University ADDLAB throughout the year.

During their studies, they encountered a major obstacle – existing 3D printers were difficult to use, unreliable, and not easily accessible. Determined to make a difference, Santosh and Petri took matters into their own hands and founded their company.

Santosh Mehta – CEO & Co-Founder

Petri Heino – CTO & Co-Founder

Team Picture from 2016. Rohan, JP, Petri and Santosh are in the picture (from left to right).

Driven by a vision for improvement, they embarked on designing their own 3D printer. As time passed, the company flourished, welcoming specialists from various disciplines to create an exceptional 3D printing ecosystem tailored to the needs of end-customers. Today, we continue our journey, committed to delivering the best possible 3D printing experience for all.


The Story

Mehta Heino Industries

At Mehta Heino Industries Oy, established in 2015, our mission is to pioneer the development of innovative, budget-friendly, and user-friendly 3D printers, while ensuring an exceptional user experience. We firmly believe that 3D Printing should be accessible to all, everywhere.

Our flagship product, the MHI3D Printer, is a result of groundbreaking solutions developed in-house, building upon the reliable FFF/FDM technology. With just a few minutes of learning, users can effortlessly operate the MHI3D Printer, saving valuable time and effort. Our machine boasts industrial-grade build quality, eliminating the need for daily adjustments. Its cutting-edge technical features solve common issues faced by other desktop 3D printers in its price range, like bed leveling and nozzle calibration.

Petri assembling the printer during covid-19, 2020.

MANU 3D Printer printing at IDBM Gala – Aalto EIT Project 2023.

Santosh Mehta Pitching at Nokia HQ 2022.

By seamlessly merging reliable industrial 3D printing with affordability and ease-of-use, the MHI3D Printer ushers in a new era of high-quality, desktop-sized 3D printing for filament-based machines. Join us on this exciting journey as we revolutionize the world of 3D printing together.

Driven by a vision for improvement, they embarked on designing their own 3D printer. As time passed, the company flourished, welcoming specialists from various disciplines to create an exceptional 3D printing ecosystem tailored to the needs of end-customers. Today, we continue our journey, committed to delivering the best possible 3D printing experience for all.


Progress Timeline

– First Project: Hefio Oy (Self-calibration Professional Headphones)
– Completed company registration and legal requirements

– Hefio printing headphones, customers launched headphones
– Team assembled to work on 3D printer
– Initial prototypes produced using newly developed printer

– Decision to redesign 3D printer from scratch
– Focus on uncompromising quality
– Goal: user-friendly, reliable printer capable of producing high-quality prints

– Patents filed with EPO and USPTO
– Prototyping commenced, valuable user feedback collected
– Efforts made to identify suppliers and partners

– Pre-orders initiated
– Distribution channels established
– Business development efforts prioritized
– Team expanded to meet demand

– Final design of 3D printer complete
– Manufacturing phase begins
– Branding and marketing efforts underway
– Product launch (MANU 3D Printer and Chocolate Printer)
– Focus on growth and sales
– Approved for Business Finland Tempo Project
– Received pre-seed investment from Butterfly.VC 2020 Q1

– Manufacturing issue (damaged parts) 2020 Q3 to 2021 Q3
– Parts received in late 2021 Q3
– Printers assembled and delivered 2021 Q4 – 2022
– Documentation updated
– Supply chains remapped
– Manufacturing validated
– New customers and applications identified
– Business plan and revenue model updated
– Team restructured
– Preparation for seed round funding for EU expansion


Meet Co-Founders

Santosh Mehta
CEO & Co-Founder

Santosh hailing from Nepal, learned the ropes of production processes and business from his father who established one of the first rice processing factories in Nepal.

In 2013, Santosh came to Finland to study mechanical engineering in HAMK University of Applied Sciences. Quickly, in 2014 Santosh landed a job in CNC Systems Finland to work as an assistant. There he sharpened his teeth in the industrial engineering area. He left with a high level of understanding in manufacturing.

Petri Heino
CTO & Co-Founder

Petri Heino, a native Finn, comes from a small town in Finland close to the city of Nokia (yes, that Nokia!). Petri’s strengths are in the R&D and he excels in testing and prototyping.

While completing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Aalto University, Petri spent time at the Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory. There he learnt about 3D printing, design engineering and fabrication alongside some of Finland’s best minds.


Our Customers and Partners

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