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3D Printing Trade Association – Is Volumetric 3D Printing A Game Changer?

One of the main complaints about 3D Printing technology has been speed. Enter a new technology which uses laser generated hologram images to speed the process up quickly. There are some big research names behind this: Lawrence Livermore National Lab,

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3D Printing Advances – This Time It Is 3D Printed Bacteria

According to the abstract on Science Mag: “Despite recent advances to control the spatial composition and dynamic functionalities of bacteria embedded in materials, bacterial localization into complex three-dimensional (3D) geometries remains a major challenge. We demonstrate a 3D printing approach

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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 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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3D Printing Industry Exploding?

According to a report released last week by Canalys, an independent research firm, the industry is forecasted to grow a whopping 56% in total sales this year, reaching $5.2 billion, from $3.3 billion last year. Further, Canalys expects the industry

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3D Printing and the Retail Trend – Can We 3D Print Some Customers?

In what looks to be more good news for MakerBot,   a partnership with Staples will bring their MakerBot 3D Printing Ecosystem, which includes their Replicator 3D Printers and Digitizer 3D Scanners, to 50 select Staples retail locations in 18 different

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Why 3D Printing is still Unknown Among Many Non- 3D Printing Companies

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Opinion by Daniel Suib, of the 3D Printing Channel It is common, in technical industries to fall short on good leaders and managers. Why? What makes this statement true? Well, the nature of the industry makes that statement true. Leaders

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10 3D Printing Trends You Can Count On – Quick 3D Printing Slide Show

10 3D Printing Trends You Can Count On from Bill Decker

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Wall Street Journal Story – 3D Printing Comes Home

“Do you remember the first thing you ever printed out? I made a family newsletter, birthday cards and signs on a program called The Print Shop. What made a printer useful at home was self-evident: It made anyone a publisher.

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10 3D Printing Trends and Changes Through 3D Printing

Understanding tech’s next big game changer. 1. Massive environmental impacts Traditional manufacturing is often wasteful and dirty. In many ways, 3D printing lessens that waste and the carbon footprint manufacturing has on the Earth. (I). Fewer wasted materials: Only the

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