Forecast:3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Industry to quadruple in four years

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wohlers Associates, Inc. expects worldwide revenues from the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018. According to Wohlers Report 2014, the company’s annual…

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How much will plastics grow in the 3D printing market?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

According to “Plastics In 3D Printing Markets: A Ten-Year Opportunity Forecast,” a new report from the industry analysts SmarTech Markets Publishing, the market for polymers used in 3D…

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Growth of personal 3D printers

How to improve personal 3D printers: 6 key features

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

While the focus at this website has primarily been on professional and production additive manufacturing/ 3D printing systems, some of the news on personal 3D printers (3DP) is…

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Simplify3D 3D printing software for German RepRap 3D printers

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Simplify3D replaces the Repetier-Host and Slic3r packages and allows importing of different files, scaling a model up or down, repairing the model code, creating Gcode and, of course,…

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Form 1+ SL 3D printer prints faster

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Formlabs announced the Form 1+ today, an extensive overhaul of their flagship desktop stereolithographic 3D printer. The fast-growing 3D printer startup also announced a new material, as well…

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Nasa image of work on Mars

MakerBot, Thingiverse, and NASA issue challenge on designing a utilitarian Mars base

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yes, you read that correctly. MakerBot, a developer of desktop 3D printers,  in conjunction with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has launched a Mars Bars Thingiverse Design Challenge. MakerBot…

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3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

Monday, May 12, 2014

I’ve seen Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer for Legacy Effects, speak at AMUG for the past couple of years.  His presentations are not to be missed. He is…

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LulzBot introduces the TAZ 4 3D printer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The  LulzBot™ TAZ 4 3D printer is the sixth generation of LulzBot’s TAZ model 3D printers in the last year. This latest version improves robustness and capability. Notably,…

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GRR-X400-G (2) small 72dpi

Another “do-it-yourself” option–56 L RepRap based 3D printer

Monday, April 14, 2014

Under the product name X400 CE, the Jumbo 3D printer X400 is now available. With 56 liters of printing volume, it meets the requirements of professional users. German…

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Explore 3D printing at Staples with 3D Systems

Monday, April 14, 2014

If you are having challenges convincing your upper management to invest in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies, you might want to send them to Staples, where they…

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