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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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3D Printing – The Future of Manufacturing

Science fiction is strangely telling of future technologies. Take for example Star Trek, one of the most popular sci-fi shows in television history. The characters would walk through automatic sliding doors, non-existent in the day, and relay orders through personal

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Ford Exploring 3D-printed Shift-knob

Soon we may be seeing a 3D-printed shift knob in Ford’s stickshift cars.

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Opportunities to Save for the Mining Industry

As it turns out, the mining industry has yet to jump on 3D printing as a platform towards cheaper and more efficient production. “We commonly see cost savings of 50-80% compared with traditional manufacturing and prototyping methods. Time savings can

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Patents Expire – 3D Printing Could Get Cheap

“Some key patents” are set to expire in 2014, meaning there will be room for competitors to try their hand at making cheaper, better-quality 3D printers. “The patents in question are for a technology called “laser sintering,” the lowest-cost 3D

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