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3D Printing Industry News – Apple’s 3D Printer Design Patent

Apple now has have an approved patent for a color 3D Printer, making Apple’s entrance to the market likely. What’s more, they are showing interest in color printing systems. The name of the patent is “Method and apparatus for three-dimensional

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Quick Summary Of 3D Printing Deals From 2017

You will see names you recognize, such as Autodesk, GE Ventures, 3D Systems, & Stratasys. But you will also see some new names, or names you didn’t think of, such as: Lowe’s BMW, and Seimens. See the diagram of 3D

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3D Printing Predictions For 2018!

The experts weigh in and point to these 5 trends: Increased Adoption New and Improved Metal 3D Printing Improved Design Polymers and Other 3D Printing Materials Increased Speed and Productivity From a 3D printing perspective, the are positive. In particular,

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3D Printing Trade Association – Is Volumetric 3D Printing A Game Changer?

One of the main complaints about 3D Printing technology has been speed. Enter a new technology which uses laser generated hologram images to speed the process up quickly. There are some big research names behind this: Lawrence Livermore National Lab,

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3D Printing Advances – This Time It Is 3D Printed Bacteria

According to the abstract on Science Mag: “Despite recent advances to control the spatial composition and dynamic functionalities of bacteria embedded in materials, bacterial localization into complex three-dimensional (3D) geometries remains a major challenge. We demonstrate a 3D printing approach

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3D Printing Law – Is Copyright Law Enough For 3D Printing?

The 3D printing landscape involves copyright, IP, and trademark considerations, making it a big mess for legal practitioners to try and understand. Quite frankly, copyright regulations simply haven’t caught up to this new technology. Rarely do they ever. It takes

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3D Printing – Is 3D Printing Responsible For Bankruptcies?

The toy industry has the potential become one of the largest beneficiaries of 3D printing, with the industry projected to be worth $135 billion by 2020. 3D print users stand to etch out a significant piece of this market, as

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3D Printing Chairman To Speak At Intergenerational Business Summit

In Denver, Colorado on November 17, 2017, Bill Decker will speak to a group of entrepreneurs. The title of his roundtable discussion will be “3D Printing, An Entrepreneur’s Best Friend.” His session is at 3:15 pm. However, the summit is

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3D Printing And The Guinness Book Of World’s Records

What weighs around 1,650 pounds and is about as long as a large sport utility vehicle? It’s the world’s “largest solid 3-D printed item,” created by Boeing and one of its research partners – and certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

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Marketing Help For 3D Printing File Companies

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The association of 3D Printing has found some interesting domains for sale by one of our members. 3Dfiledesigns.com and 3d file design.com are on sale at a trusted broker SEDO.com. The small investment can help companies with complicated or non-intuitive

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