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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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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 Book Debunks Five Myths Of 3D Printing

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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 From An iPhone?

Can We Use Our Iphones for 3D Printing? Professor Jeng Ywan Jeng, Dean of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, has invented a 3D Printer that uses light from a cell phone to create a three dimensional object.

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Apple Is In 3D Printing?

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Well-known names in the computing world—Toshiba, HP Inc.—have begun staking their respective claims in a growing market for 3D-printing technology. Could Apple be next? Apple does have a reputation for making some of the coolest stuff around. Macbooks, iPhones, Apple

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Is The HP Split Up Good Or Bad For 3D Printing?

HP Inc., under the direction of new President and CEO Dion Weisler, while still having a strong position in the PC market will have a large portion of the attention directed to 3D printing, and also integrated with the Sprout,

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3D Printing Trade Groups and Events

Stay on top of the latest development in the 3D printing space at 3D Printing Conferences and 3D Printing Expos. Inside 3D Printing in Santa Clara, CA – October 20-22, 2015 ( Use the discount code CHANNEL for 10% off

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3D Printing Growth And 3D Printing Industry Opinions

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Will the 3D Printing Industry Grow 300%? From the user’s point of view, the 3D Printing market can be basically divided into two sectors: the market for plastic printers that are now also affordable for private consumers, and the market

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3D Printing And Big Data – One Company Helps Both Industries at the Same Time

One firm out of Denver, Colorado is setting itself up to be the largest Big Data player in 3D Printing. Just about everyone has big data. This is due to the facts that processing has become so cheap, companies have

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