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Interview with the new CEO of Proto Labs

Monday, April 14, 2014

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer has appointed a new President and CEO, Victoria M. Holt.  Bradley A. Cleveland, who helped shape…

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Will 3D printing kill IP?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Intellectual property: what effect will 3D printing (3DP) have on it? Is it still even useful in the coming 3DP world? A number of young entrepreneurs, who are…

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The trend is to go big

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects gives an inspiring presentation.  His team of effects wizards and makeup artists use seven different additive manufacturing machines to help movie and commercial…

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AMUG 2014: the latest developments in 3D printing

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Additive Manufacturers User Group (AMUG) conference has always been a bit different from other conferences or shows, as it emphasizes hands-on learning. This year’s conference is the…

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HP back in the 3D printer game, claims to have solved two problems with 3D printers

Thursday, March 20, 2014

While it’s popular to view 3D printing as just a form of 2D printing (i.e., your ink-jet printer), the two are totally different technologies. Yes, ink-jet printers and…

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3D printing: First it acts like a Replicator, now a Transporter?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Could 3D printers execute the functions of the famed Star Trek transporter, where Scotty beamed just about anything anywhere? Possibly, if Amazon succeeds in its exploration of selling…

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Middle range 3D printer arena growing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MakerBot announced that it’s Replicator Z18 3D printer is ready to order and will ship in the spring. The company asserts that this printer’s build table is massive,…

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NBA’s Golden State Warriors gets involved in 3D printing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, has a lofty goal–bring 3D printers to every school in America.  Similar to the FIRST programs for robotics, introducing 3D printing to school…

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Could linear motors advance large-part additive manufacturing?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

News that Cincinnati Inc. and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed a partnership agreement to develop a large-scale additive manufacturing system capable of…

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Innovations in 3D printers: meter-sized build tables

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

“They” say that bigger is better. And in the case of 3D printing systems, engineers have long wanted to move beyond the 12” x 12” x 18” average…

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