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3D Printing Law, 3D Trademark Design and The Makerbot Class Action Suit

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3D PRINTERING: THE MAKERBOT CLASS ACTION SUIT Since the 5th generation of Makerbot 3D printers were released at CES in 2014, there has been an avalanche of complaints about the smart extruder in these printers. READ FULL ARTICLE    3D

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Personal Fabrication Machines Make “Homemade” Digitally

Bill Decker, chairman of the Association of 3D Printing, observed that 3D printing will “democratize manufacturing,” but wondered whether “people really want these machines in their home for one-off projects.” Decker said consumers may balk at the “smell, mess, and

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3D Printing Trade Association Asks – Do you Know How to Work a 3D Printing Trade Show?

3D Printing Slide Show – 10 Ways to Work a 3D Printing Trade Show from Bill Decker 1) Set goals! Sales? Contacts? Press? Demos? 2) KISS- keep it simple salesman. 3) Get client focussed, not product focussed! 4) Have Multi

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3D Printing News From the US Dept of Energy – How Does 3D Printing Work?

“First invented in the 1980s by Chuck Hull, an engineer and physicist, 3D printing technology has come a long way. Also called additive manufacturing, 3D printing is the process of making an object by depositing material, one tiny layer at

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3D Printing Podcast With Staples, Part 3 – The 3D Printing Challenge?

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Staples is our guest on this “three peat” podcast. Here Chris Demeo, Vice President of Sales and Promotions at Staples speaks not only about Staples but also how small business in general can benefit from using 3D Printing. Chris does

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3D Printing Association Discusses the 3 Main Lessons From the 3D Printing Revolution

Here are the 3 top things to know about the 3D Printing revolution: 1. The up-front investment is significant, but running costs are low. Consumer-grade desktop 3-D printers range from $500 to about $3,500. Once this investment is made, then

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3D Printing Podcast Interview – Formlabs at 3D Printing Conference

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http://3dprintingpodcast.com/3d-printing-podcast-interview-formlabs-discussion-at-3d-printing-conference/ paste the link above into your browser, or click the 3D Printing Podcast link here Hear what Formlabs has to say at the latest 3D Printing Conference After raising millions of dollars, the firm released the following message: “Today,

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3D Printing Broadcast – Interview With Venture Capitalist Brad Feld on the 3D Printing Industry

From the 3D Printing Podcast. In this episode, Brad Feld is asked about his personal goals in spreading the 3D Printing Industry to schools and creative people. As for Brad, in addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active

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3D Printing and Amazon – Is Amazon Poised to Dominate the 3D Printing Marketplace?

Last week, Amazon jumped even further into the 3D printing space, launching an online storefront for 3D printed objects and downloadable design files that can be printed on home machines. The storefront is a pilot program in partnership with with

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3D Printing Radio Show – Interview With 3D Printing Investor on 3D Printing Trends

3D Printing Podcast on the future and opportunities of 3D Printing. Check the Podcast link and hear all the podcasts for free. 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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