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3D Printing Breaking Copyright? Do You Know 3D Printing Patent Laws?

3D Printing Copyright - Breaking The Law

Will 3D Printing Break Copyright? 3D Printing: The hype is real! Engineers, Designers, and everyday consumers are using this new fabrication process to conceptualize and create things that were once impossible. But what does this mean for the future of

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African 3D Printing – A $100 3D Printer Made From Waste

Togo in West Africa is one of the last places you’d expect to find a maker space—a workshop where inventors and tinkerers can work on new projects to their heart’s content. But inside the capital city of Lome, there’s a

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3D Printing Industry News About HP and the New 3D Printer

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Researchers from HP are now working on an innovative print material called Glass print which is a total new concept for 3d printing. “HP Labs’ research into printing of inorganic materials is working towards hybrid printing of glass (and other

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Top 5 Questions To Ask When Out Sourcing 3D Printing Jobs

3d printing outsourcing

by Steve Jaffe, RP Marketplace So you’ve found a few suppliers you’d like to hire to do your 3D printing – but what kinds of questions do you ask to ensure they can best fit your needs? To help you

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3D Printing Technology Unlocking Value in Manufacturing in America

According to Bob McCutcheon, US Industrial Products Leader at consulting firm Price Waterhouse Cooper, 3D printing technology is already capable of producing high quality products and the value that 3D printing unlocks in manufacturing can lead to new products and

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3D Printing Case – Ford’s Use of 3D Printing Technology in Manufacturing

The reason for the explosion in 3D printed (or additive manufacturing) of vehicle parts is two-fold: As consumer 3D printers have grown in popularity, printer makers have been infused with fresh revenue, which has been used to improve industrial machines

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3D Printed Houses In China – 3D Printed Homes

3D Printed Home

A Shanghai-based company, has created 10 3D-printed houses. Each house reportedly cost less than US$5,000 and took less than 24 hours to construct. The printer used to create the homes was about 100 feet long, 33 feet wide and more

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3D Printing Aquisitions – Stratasys Buys Two Firms in 3D Printing

Business 3D Printing Snapshot

According to the press release, Stratasys will pay up to $295M for Solid Concepts, a company with $65M in revenue in 2013. Solid Concepts has six service centers within the US and another based in Shenzen, China, meaning Stratasys’ acquisition

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3D Printing Podcast Present Part of Interview With Brad Feld of the Foundry Group

Listen to the 3D Printing Podcast Or click the audio file below This is interview number 2 of a 3 part series. In this 3D Printing Podcast, Bill Decker interviews Brad Feld, Managing Director of the Foundry Group (http://www.foundrygroup.com). He

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3D Printed Guitar Is a Hit at the NAMM Music Show In Los Angeles

Ever since the world’s very first guitar was strung up, the folks that build everyone’s favorite instrument have continued the never-ending quest to deliver the next greatest thing in guitar design. Though significant changes to the tried-and-true foundation don’t happen

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