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3D Printing Association Book Excerpt – What is 3D Printing and What Does 3D Printing Do?

3D Printing Book

From the book: How to 3D Print Money Ebook by Bill Decker “…..Additive manufacturing, is also known as 3D printing, is a high-growth emerging market that’s creating lots of buzz among industry, creative, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Corporations have had the

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3D Printing And NASA – Where Will the 3D Printing Industry Go?

NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector –a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine — with design features that took advantage of 3-D printing. To make the parts, the design was

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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 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 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 Expo Features 3D Systems – Inside the 3D Printing Conference in New York

3D Printing in New York We attended the Inside 3D Printing Expo in New York with roughly 4,000 in attendance. The event included several vendors across the 3DP value chain with 3D Systems the featured company. Stratasys was not in

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3D Printing Industry Videos – What Happens When 3D Printing Headquarters in a City That Needs Jobs

This is how the entrance of 3D Printing can enhance a community.

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3D Printing Trends – 3D Printing Changing Manufacturing and Business

The capabilities of 3-D printing hardware are evolving rapidly, too. They can build larger components and achieve greater precision and finer resolution at higher speeds and lower costs. Together, these advances have brought the technology to a tipping point—it appears

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3D Printers Going Mainstream

CES 2014 - Product Trends

The 2014 International CES show reached 40% of the world’s population with 3D printers as one of the top 5 trends in popular products… With big, flashy booths and major product announcements, the exhibitors made a huge splash and perhaps

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HP to Enter 3D Printing Market

CEO since 2011, Meg Whitman of HP (HPQ) announced the company’s plans to enter the 3D printing market in 2014. After the announcement, Stratasys’ and 3D Systems’ stock prices lowered, but quickly bounced back. It seems the market will welcome

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