According to the latest information from Terry Wohlers, the additive manufacturing (AM) industry is experiencing “staggering growth in low-cost ‘personal’ 3D printers.” These printers sell for less than $3000, with many available in kit form or … [Read more...] about Terry Wohlers on why most adults will not use Personal 3D Printers
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Whatever you label it--3D printing (3DP) or additive manufacturing (AM)—scientists, researchers, and key industry experts are saying that this technology will become the most strategic and most used in this century. While much development and … [Read more...] about 13 Key developments in the 3D printing industry
3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) announced that it has acquired My Robot Nation, MRN, a leading consumer technology platform that provides intuitive game-like content creation for 3D printing. The company expects to integrate the MRN platform and … [Read more...] about 3D Systems latest acquisition expands content for the Cubify 3D printer
Saelig Company, Inc. offers the Replicator™, an affordable, personal 3D printer that prints objects in 1- or 2-colors. The Replicator runs open-source 3D-printing code and is compact enough to fit on a desktop. Ready within minutes to start printing … [Read more...] about Purchase the consumer-style 3D printer, the Replicator, from Saelig
The initial question from the early developers of rapid prototyping (RP) technology (now known as 3D printing) was, “Is there a better way to prototype?” The answer became stereolithography, fused deposition modeling, and other technologies now … [Read more...] about 3D printing—an industry in flux
3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced that it will begin next-day shipment service for its popular 3DTouch™ printers in response to growing customer demand. The 3DTouch™ printer is a personal 3D printer equipped with up to three print heads … [Read more...] about 3D Systems begins next-day shipment service
Did you miss it? Todd Grimm, long time follower and analyst of the Additive Manufacturing/3D printing industry recently declared that the term 3D printing, by popular usage, is the official name of this industry. Two years ago, ASTM attempted to … [Read more...] about Have we reached an agreement on what to call this industry?
In the personal 3D printer field, one concern is whether the average user not trained in CAD will get any benefit from these devices sufficient to sustain the growth of this nascent industry. If you’ve never designed anything in your life, how do … [Read more...] about A simple scanning tool for personal 3D printers
Back in the 1960s, when Gene Roddenberry was developing his ideas for the Star Trek series, one of his thoughts was that we would live in a society without money. His vision was that we would be more focused on self-actualization, which would drive … [Read more...] about Can open source 3D printing be more than a hobby?
It looks like the big players in the additive manufacturing market are taking the potential of the 3D printing home market seriously with the introduction of a new 3D printer from 3D Systems specifically geared to the home market, and rumors of a … [Read more...] about The 3D printer home market takes shape