Guitars Getting in Tune with 3D Printing

Guitars Getting in Tune with 3D Printing

Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a wide variety of possibilities for guitar manufacturing. Top manufacturers such as Fender have adopted 3D printing technologies as an integral part of their quest to develop the highest quality of equipment, and it has led to significant improvements in cost and the production cycle. […]

Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a wide variety of possibilities for guitar manufacturing. Top manufacturers such as Fender have adopted 3D printing technologies as an integral part of their quest to develop the highest quality of equipment, and it...
R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Chocolate

R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Chocolate

It is no secret that chocolate is a universally loved food. In fact, the average American eats over nine pounds of chocolate per year. Since 2013, both 3D printing companies and chocolate companies have increasingly invested in 3D printing machines for uses within the industry. 3D printing of chocolate allows companies to offer custom products […]

It is no secret that chocolate is a universally loved food. In fact, the average American eats over nine pounds of chocolate per year. Since 2013, both 3D printing companies and chocolate companies have increasingly invested in 3D printing machines for uses within the...
3D Printing and Logistics – A Natural Progression of Opportunity

3D Printing and Logistics – A Natural Progression of Opportunity

Leading logistics providers are constantly exploring new possibilities to become more efficient, more locally focused and more connected globally in order to achieve greater success, including 3D printing technology. The relationship between the 3D printing and logistics industries is fascinating for a multitude of reasons. In some ways, the integration of 3D printing into the […]

Leading logistics providers are constantly exploring new possibilities to become more efficient, more locally focused and more connected globally in order to achieve greater success, including 3D printing technology. The relationship between the 3D printing and...
Designing, Lighting and Chandeliers, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Designing, Lighting and Chandeliers, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

The combination of 3D printing and more efficient, smaller profile LED lighting is enabling lighting and interior designers to provide a wider range of new and unique lighting products. Lighting designers and artisans who use 3D printing may be eligible for R&D Tax Credits. The first chandeliers originated from handheld candelabras. In Hollywood films, candelabras […]

The combination of 3D printing and more efficient, smaller profile LED lighting is enabling lighting and interior designers to provide a wider range of new and unique lighting products. Lighting designers and artisans who use 3D printing may be eligible for R&D...
Fasteners, 3D Printing, Tariffs and The International Fastener Expo

Fasteners, 3D Printing, Tariffs and The International Fastener Expo

3D printing and additive manufacturing have completely changed modern supply chain practices, especially in consideration to manufacturing. Proposed tariff increases will likely accelerate this impact. Additive manufacturing has become more common in every industry including the production of fasteners. These added tariffs could accelerate the automation currently taking place as well as put pressure on […]

3D printing and additive manufacturing have completely changed modern supply chain practices, especially in consideration to manufacturing. Proposed tariff increases will likely accelerate this impact. Additive manufacturing has become more common in every industry...
GE Restructuring Potential for Major Change in the 3D Printer Industry

GE Restructuring Potential for Major Change in the 3D Printer Industry

The April 13th Wall Street Journal front page article indicates that GE is analyzing hybrid transactions whereby it could be left with investments in multiple companies acquiring various GE business lines. It is well recognized that GE has made substantial investments in 3D printing in recent years approximating $2 billion after former CEO Jeff Immelt decided to […]

The April 13th Wall Street Journal front page article indicates that GE is analyzing hybrid transactions whereby it could be left with investments in multiple companies acquiring various GE business lines. It is well recognized that GE has made substantial investments...
Assemblage Art, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Assemblage Art, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Assemblage is the French word for assembling. Many of today’s artists take a variety of objects and assemble them together to form a masterpiece. Artists and designers can potentially use a 3D printer to produce various objects which could be assembled as well. Businesses who are involved with 3D printing of assemblage artworks may be […]

Assemblage is the French word for assembling. Many of today’s artists take a variety of objects and assemble them together to form a masterpiece. Artists and designers can potentially use a 3D printer to produce various objects which could be assembled as well....
3D Printing of Pizza and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Pizza and R&D Tax Credits

Craving a slice of pizza? Well if not yet, you surely will have a craving by the end of this article. Kevin Drake, who bakes pizza at the University of Indiana’s dining court, says that pizza is American comfort food. Many commercial kitchens, chefs, scientists, and culinary professionals have become creative and begun designing and […]

Craving a slice of pizza? Well if not yet, you surely will have a craving by the end of this article. Kevin Drake, who bakes pizza at the University of Indiana’s dining court, says that pizza is American comfort food. Many commercial kitchens, chefs, scientists, and...
3D Printing: The New-Age Glue of Adhesive Companies

3D Printing: The New-Age Glue of Adhesive Companies

Individually shaped objects can be created in layers from various materials, for example plastic, metal and ceramics. The manufacturing industry has been using this process, also known as additive manufacturing, for several years to rapidly and cost-effectively produce models and samples. However, over the last few years, 3D printing technology has steadily progressed and has opened […]

Individually shaped objects can be created in layers from various materials, for example plastic, metal and ceramics. The manufacturing industry has been using this process, also known as additive manufacturing, for several years to rapidly and cost-effectively...
3D Printing of Cheese and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Cheese and R&D Tax Credits

The present-day consumer looks for convenience, flavor, authenticity and freshness of foods. Consumers are more in control of their shopping experience since they have the ability to explore, research and share every purchase that they make. Scientists, engineers, restaurants and other food related businesses are looking for ways to produce food in more cost-effective, efficient […]

The present-day consumer looks for convenience, flavor, authenticity and freshness of foods. Consumers are more in control of their shopping experience since they have the ability to explore, research and share every purchase that they make. Scientists, engineers,...
R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for eight companies’ public reporting purposes is presented below: Some conclusions from the eight-company data for Renishaw, Stratasys, 3D […]

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for...
3D Printing of Plumbing and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Plumbing and R&D Tax Credits

Just as buildings come in all shapes and sizes, the plumbing system required for human occupants comes in all shapes and sizes. The plumbing of a building includes the supply of water and waste lines. When a building is constructed, a plumber will run a supply line from the street into the structure. These lines […]

Just as buildings come in all shapes and sizes, the plumbing system required for human occupants comes in all shapes and sizes. The plumbing of a building includes the supply of water and waste lines. When a building is constructed, a plumber will run a supply line...
3D Printing of Tofu Products and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Tofu Products and R&D Tax Credits

A healthy diet has been proven to reduce the chances of developing cancer and other chronic diseases. Eating well boosts the immune system and fortifies the body against any other types of communicable diseases. Soy is a renewable, environmentally-friendly product that has played a role in the path to healthy living. The use of soy […]

A healthy diet has been proven to reduce the chances of developing cancer and other chronic diseases. Eating well boosts the immune system and fortifies the body against any other types of communicable diseases. Soy is a renewable, environmentally-friendly product...
Aerospace Mega Trends Driving 3D Printer Usage

Aerospace Mega Trends Driving 3D Printer Usage

Aerospace mega trends that should drive 3D printer usage in the aerospace industry include 1. forward momentum from 3D print success; 2. large increases in US defense budgets; 3. original equipment manufacturers’ interest in lower-tier parts businesses; 4. pricing pressure on lower-tier suppliers; as well as 5. Industry 4.0 and digitalization. Machine shops, engineering firms, […]

Aerospace mega trends that should drive 3D printer usage in the aerospace industry include 1. forward momentum from 3D print success; 2. large increases in US defense budgets; 3. original equipment manufacturers’ interest in lower-tier parts businesses; 4. pricing...
Lyondell Schulman Acquisition and 3D Printing

Lyondell Schulman Acquisition and 3D Printing

On February 15th 2018, in a transaction that surprised many industry observers, Lyondell, the large $29 billion sales Netherlands chemical company with almost 60 international manufacturing plants, announced the purchase of A Schulman, the Ohio-based plastics company, for over $2 billion. On a February 16th, 2018 Forbes published an article by Claire Poole called “3 Reasons to Like LyondellBasell’s $2.25 billion Acquisition […]

On February 15th 2018, in a transaction that surprised many industry observers, Lyondell, the large $29 billion sales Netherlands chemical company with almost 60 international manufacturing plants, announced the purchase of A Schulman, the Ohio-based plastics company,...
Understanding the New 3D Printing Designer Toy Market

Understanding the New 3D Printing Designer Toy Market

It is highly unusual for an $11 billion sales company to disappear overnight, but that is exactly what is occurring with the complete liquidation of the giant toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us. Toy designers utilizing 3D printers should be strategic and flexible, as well as adjust to the changing market with new entrants and expanding existing toy sellers capitalizing […]

It is highly unusual for an $11 billion sales company to disappear overnight, but that is exactly what is occurring with the complete liquidation of the giant toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us. Toy designers utilizing 3D printers should be strategic and flexible, as well as...
R&D Tax Credits Available for 3D Printing of Cake and Baked Goods

R&D Tax Credits Available for 3D Printing of Cake and Baked Goods

Cake-making is a tasty science experiment that has transcended throughout centuries. Typical ingredients for a standard cake, such as flour, eggs, sweetener, some kind of fat, flavoring and a leavening agent, interact with each other to produce cakes of varying density, texture and taste. Although cake has evolved by the influence of various cultures and […]

Cake-making is a tasty science experiment that has transcended throughout centuries. Typical ingredients for a standard cake, such as flour, eggs, sweetener, some kind of fat, flavoring and a leavening agent, interact with each other to produce cakes of varying...
Nucor Steel Tariffs and 3D Printing

Nucor Steel Tariffs and 3D Printing

Nucor is America’s leading steel company with steel mill and steel products facilities throughout the country. Nucor produces about 15 million tons of steel per year including hot and cold rolled steel, steel joists and metal buildings. They have a production capacity of over 26 million tons. Nucor also is North America’s largest steel recycler and […]

Nucor is America’s leading steel company with steel mill and steel products facilities throughout the country. Nucor produces about 15 million tons of steel per year including hot and cold rolled steel, steel joists and metal buildings. They have a production...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Andrea Albanese, Technologist and 3D Printer Specialist

3D Printing Spotlight On: Andrea Albanese, Technologist and 3D Printer Specialist

March 8 is International Women’s Day. R&D Tax Savers shines the spotlight today on one of the women key to the company’s operations. Andrea Albanese is a Senior Project Manager at R&D Tax Savers. Andrea has been with the firm since graduating from college in 2010. Andrea has a degree in Modern Technology and utilizes her lifelong interest to review […]

March 8 is International Women’s Day. R&D Tax Savers shines the spotlight today on one of the women key to the company’s operations. Andrea Albanese is a Senior Project Manager at R&D Tax Savers. Andrea has been with the firm since graduating from...
3D Printing of Aluminum and the Potential Tariffs

3D Printing of Aluminum and the Potential Tariffs

As a result of the February 2018 U.S. Department of Finance findings, in a Section 232 investigation into U.S. aluminum and steel imports pricing the path is clear for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on aluminum imports. These developments follow new tariffs in imported solar panels. Please see our article, U.S. Solar Cell 3D Printer Usage. Similarly, […]

As a result of the February 2018 U.S. Department of Finance findings, in a Section 232 investigation into U.S. aluminum and steel imports pricing the path is clear for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on aluminum imports. These developments follow new...
Fuji’s Acquisition of Xerox and What This Means for 3D Printing

Fuji’s Acquisition of Xerox and What This Means for 3D Printing

In January 2018, Fujifilm announced the acquisition of Xerox’s fabled printing business. This transaction will bring together three uniquely distinct 3D printing business lines and R&D programs including Fujifilm’s, Xerox’s, and that of the Fuji Xerox joint venture. To understand the implications of the transaction as a whole in relation to the realm of 3D […]

In January 2018, Fujifilm announced the acquisition of Xerox’s fabled printing business. This transaction will bring together three uniquely distinct 3D printing business lines and R&D programs including Fujifilm’s, Xerox’s, and that of the Fuji Xerox joint...
3D Printing of Fitness Gear, Apparel and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Fitness Gear, Apparel and R&D Tax Credits

According to the Financial Times, Americans spent $19 billion on gym memberships and $33 bilion on sports equipment in 2016. Regular exercise reduces stress, decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease and improves overall health. Gyms are a convenient way to stay fit and provide long-term health benefits. The advent of new technologies is changing the […]

According to the Financial Times, Americans spent $19 billion on gym memberships and $33 bilion on sports equipment in 2016. Regular exercise reduces stress, decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease and improves overall health. Gyms are a convenient way to stay...
3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

The footwear industry has been growing over the years. It is expected that the global market for footwear will reach $371.8 billion by 2020, mainly driven by new design trends and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic shoes used by individuals of all age groups and genders. The trends demonstrate […]

The footwear industry has been growing over the years. It is expected that the global market for footwear will reach $371.8 billion by 2020, mainly driven by new design trends and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic...
3D Printing of Ski Gear and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Ski Gear and R&D Tax Credits

In the 2014 Olympic Winter Games American freestyle skier Nick Goepper’s success made history for his sport and the country. He is part of Team USA and in 2014 won the bronze medal in Sochi for slope style. In 2017, he was 10th place in the FIS World Cup Standings for slope style. Also in the X […]

In the 2014 Olympic Winter Games American freestyle skier Nick Goepper’s success made history for his sport and the country. He is part of Team USA and in 2014 won the bronze medal in Sochi for slope style. In 2017, he was 10th place in the FIS World Cup Standings for...
3D Printing of Washing Machines and the R&D Tax Credit

3D Printing of Washing Machines and the R&D Tax Credit

On January 23, 2018 the United States announced washing machine tariffs. A 20% tariff will apply on the first 1.2 million imported washers in the first year and a 50% tariff on machines above that number. In our view, these new economic penalties should serve as a signal for the U.S. washing machine manufacturers to increase product and process innovation including the […]

On January 23, 2018 the United States announced washing machine tariffs. A 20% tariff will apply on the first 1.2 million imported washers in the first year and a 50% tariff on machines above that number. In our view, these new economic penalties should serve as a...
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