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3D Printing Trends – What Is The Fastest Growing Segment?

3D printing industry remains highly fragmented across different printers, materials, and software. This fragmentation in the 3D industry will be a catalyst for growth, as no single company controls the majority of the market, according to The Information Network’s report

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3D Printing Trade Association News – What Does The 3D Printing Purchases By GE Mean For The 3D Printing Industry?

General Electric Co. announced plans to acquire two suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group AG, for $1.4 billion. GE expects Arcam and SLM to bolster its existing material science and additive manufacturing capabilities. Each acquisition

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3D Printing Industry Association Looks At Formlabs Connection With Brad Feld

Autodesk, The 3D design software giant is using the investment as an opportunity to build a partnership with Formlabs, a deal that will develop collaborative software and marketing between the two companies — though specifics on what all of that

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Did Solidoodle Really Run Out Of Money?

So what happened to this company that once held such promise? According to a former employee, the company has been struggling for some time now. This employee, known only as Solinonymous, has peeled back the curtain and given us a

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3D Printing Trends – 3 Trends To Think About

3D printing becomes industrial strength. Once reserved for prototypes and toys, 3D printing will become industrial strength. You will take a flight on an airliner that includes 3D-printed components, making it lighter and more fuel efficient. In fact, there are

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3D Printing Discussion – 7 Problems Created By 3D Printing

3D printing might halt development in the developing world and inhibit societies there from becoming wealthier and more democratic. Ultimately there is no money in 3D printing. Meaning, that it will suck the value out of any and all manufacturing

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3D Printing Problems – What Critics Are Saying About 3D Printing

1. 3D printers are energy hogs When melting plastic with heat or lasers, 3D printers consume about 50 to 100 times more electrical energy than injection molding to make an item of the same weight, according to research by Loughborough

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3D Printing Trends From PWC Report

In 3-D printing, hundreds or thousands of layers of material are “printed” layer upon layer using various materials, or “inks,”2 most commonly plastic polymers and metals. The many different printing technologies are generally material dependent. (See the sidebar “3-D printing

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3D Printing Book Debunks Five Myths Of 3D Printing

3D Printing Money Book

Let’s 3D bunk these myths. Most new technologies get pushback. The resistance comes from people who are afraid of it, who can’t grasp the relevance, who don’t understand new technology in general, or those who have entrenched interests in keeping

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3D Printing Online Learning Course – Available For 3D Printing Enthusiasts

This course focusses on running the business of 3D Printing. A no-nonsence approach to sales, marketing, advertising and finance in the 3D Printing world. The learning model works well in the fragmented 3D Printing learning space.

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