Global Environment Concerns Support R&D for Plastic Recycling in 3D Printing

Global Environment Concerns Support R&D for Plastic Recycling in 3D Printing

A recent series of major developments and events has created a new impetus for 3D printing plastic recycling. 3D printing of recycled plastics has multiple benefits, including lower costs and control over the amount of materials that can be used by 3D printers. Currently, 3D printing filament is produced by melting down virgin plastic pellets […]

A recent series of major developments and events has created a new impetus for 3D printing plastic recycling. 3D printing of recycled plastics has multiple benefits, including lower costs and control over the amount of materials that can be used by 3D printers....
United Technologies’ Restructuring Impact on the 3D Printer Industry

United Technologies’ Restructuring Impact on the 3D Printer Industry

United Technologies is a company that needs no introduction. They are a leading innovator and developer of commercial products in a myriad of industries including aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators, and escalators. Since 2015, the firm has been both acquiring and disposing of business units in their portfolio. The resulting impact on the 3D printing […]

United Technologies is a company that needs no introduction. They are a leading innovator and developer of commercial products in a myriad of industries including aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators, and escalators. Since 2015, the firm has been both...
3D Printing & the Proposed Siemens and Alstom Rail Merger

3D Printing & the Proposed Siemens and Alstom Rail Merger

Further consolidation of the rail industry is proposed to occur with the potential merger of Siemens‘ and Alstom’s railway products businesses. Their proposed merger follows the sale of GE’s rail business to Wabtec. Siemens, headquartered in Germany, is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe. Alstom is a French multinational company that is operating worldwide […]

Further consolidation of the rail industry is proposed to occur with the potential merger of Siemens‘ and Alstom’s railway products businesses. Their proposed merger follows the sale of GE’s rail business to Wabtec. Siemens, headquartered in Germany, is the...
3D Printing 5G Telecommunication Technology

3D Printing 5G Telecommunication Technology

The telecommunications industry is currently front page news including the AT&T/Timewarner acquisitions, the pending Fox acquisition by Comcast or Disney and a new CEO at Verizon who is a technologist with a focus on 5G. Once the current merger activity further settles, we anticipate a new, focused, and competitive telecomm industry. The use of additive […]

The telecommunications industry is currently front page news including the AT&T/Timewarner acquisitions, the pending Fox acquisition by Comcast or Disney and a new CEO at Verizon who is a technologist with a focus on 5G. Once the current merger activity further...
Jay Leno’s Contribution to Auto Part 3D Printing

Jay Leno’s Contribution to Auto Part 3D Printing

It is well known that Jay Leno is an avid car enthusiast and has a world-renowned collection of nearly 300 vehicles. What isn’t as well known is that his team does their own car repair and utilizes 3D printing for replacement parts. It can be difficult and costly finding parts for vintage cars that ended final production many years ago.  Most car […]

It is well known that Jay Leno is an avid car enthusiast and has a world-renowned collection of nearly 300 vehicles. What isn’t as well known is that his team does their own car repair and utilizes 3D printing for replacement parts. It can be difficult and...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Vehicle Wheels

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Vehicle Wheels

Transportation is one of the most important aspects of everyday life across the globe. The US publisher Ward’s estimated as of 2010 there were over 1.015 billion vehicles on the road throughout the world, all of them run on wheel systems. An entire wheel is made up of several components such as the rim, hub, […]

Transportation is one of the most important aspects of everyday life across the globe. The US publisher Ward’s estimated as of 2010 there were over 1.015 billion vehicles on the road throughout the world, all of them run on wheel systems. An entire wheel is made up of...
Lockheed Martin’s Contributions to 3D Printing

Lockheed Martin’s Contributions to 3D Printing

The aerospace industry was one of the first major advocates of 3D printing, as the industry has been a driving force in the evolution of this technology. The industry covers a wide range of commercial, industrial and military applications that demand state-of-the art technology for mission critical needs. At the forefront of 3D printing is […]

The aerospace industry was one of the first major advocates of 3D printing, as the industry has been a driving force in the evolution of this technology. The industry covers a wide range of commercial, industrial and military applications that demand state-of-the art...
Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Ice Cream, Cones and Gelato

Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Ice Cream, Cones and Gelato

Among dessert items, ice cream ranks one of the most popular frozen treats in the United States. Over the past several years, the ice cream industry has consistently produced well over 1 billion gallons of ice cream each year with the average person consuming 6 gallons yearly. The ice cream industry, for the most part, […]

Among dessert items, ice cream ranks one of the most popular frozen treats in the United States. Over the past several years, the ice cream industry has consistently produced well over 1 billion gallons of ice cream each year with the average person consuming 6...
3D Printing Buildings and Insulation for R&D Tax Credit

3D Printing Buildings and Insulation for R&D Tax Credit

The construction industry is embracing more technology and the introduction of 3D printing is one current example. 3D buildings are made by what is essentially a massive 3D printer. The printer consists of a robotic base which has 360 degrees of motion and a smaller arm that prints out various building materials. 3D printed buildings […]

The construction industry is embracing more technology and the introduction of 3D printing is one current example. 3D buildings are made by what is essentially a massive 3D printer. The printer consists of a robotic base which has 360 degrees of motion and a smaller...
Changing Track: How GE and Wabtec’s Transaction Will Impact 3D Printing and Railways

Changing Track: How GE and Wabtec’s Transaction Will Impact 3D Printing and Railways

What happens when two financial juggernauts in the same industry combine? It seems we are about to find out. Just a few weeks ago, it was confirmed that Wabtec Corporation is entering a definitive agreement to merge with GE Transportation, a branch of General Electric Company. This major transaction will not only boost Wabtec into […]

What happens when two financial juggernauts in the same industry combine? It seems we are about to find out. Just a few weeks ago, it was confirmed that Wabtec Corporation is entering a definitive agreement to merge with GE Transportation, a branch of General Electric...
Stanley Black & Decker’s Contributions to 3D Printing

Stanley Black & Decker’s Contributions to 3D Printing

Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest manufacturer of tools, fasteners, storage, and other hardware. They are also #2 in the world for security services. Originally two separate companies, Stanley Black & Decker came together in 2010 to become a leading global diversified industrial company. Under their umbrella are brands including DeWalt, […]

Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest manufacturer of tools, fasteners, storage, and other hardware. They are also #2 in the world for security services. Originally two separate companies, Stanley Black...
3D Printing & EV Charging Stations

3D Printing & EV Charging Stations

The use of electric vehicles (EV) has been increasing over the past few years due to the introduction of new technology and products. Around 17,800 gas stations contain electric charging stations, which is only 15% of gas stations that exist within the United States. As the number of electric vehicles on roads increase, construction of public […]

The use of electric vehicles (EV) has been increasing over the past few years due to the introduction of new technology and products. Around 17,800 gas stations contain electric charging stations, which is only 15% of gas stations that exist within the United States....
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Kitchenware

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Kitchenware

Food Network has consistently been in or near the top 20 cable networks in terms of total viewership, particularly among adults ages 18-49, ranking 19th, 18th, and 22nd in the latter category in each of the last three years. They are widely considered among the top 10 upscale cable networks, with several shows including Food […]

Food Network has consistently been in or near the top 20 cable networks in terms of total viewership, particularly among adults ages 18-49, ranking 19th, 18th, and 22nd in the latter category in each of the last three years. They are widely considered among the top 10...
3D Printed Drones and the UAS Integration Pilot Program

3D Printed Drones and the UAS Integration Pilot Program

Other nations have been more aggressive than the United States regarding drone testing. To accelerate the development of a robust US market, drone operators need to have approved spaces to test the devices. The UAS Integration Pilot Program was created to accelerate safe Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)–otherwise known as drones–integration by partnering state, local, and […]

Other nations have been more aggressive than the United States regarding drone testing. To accelerate the development of a robust US market, drone operators need to have approved spaces to test the devices. The UAS Integration Pilot Program was created to accelerate...
3D Printing Chinese Food for R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing Chinese Food for R&D Tax Credits

Chinese food has been a mainstream part of American culture since the 1970’s and is still evolving in today’s society. In America, Chinese food has deviated from its origins in order to accommodate the American palate. Technology, such as 3D printing, has changed the way we prepare and cook our food by providing another technique […]

Chinese food has been a mainstream part of American culture since the 1970’s and is still evolving in today’s society. In America, Chinese food has deviated from its origins in order to accommodate the American palate. Technology, such as 3D printing, has changed the...
3D Printing Clear Aligners

3D Printing Clear Aligners

It is estimated that over four million people in the United States wear braces. If you walk into a middle school, it is highly likely that 3 out of 5 students will be wearing them. They have become a rite of passage from childhood into the teenage years. However, the development of clear aligners has […]

It is estimated that over four million people in the United States wear braces. If you walk into a middle school, it is highly likely that 3 out of 5 students will be wearing them. They have become a rite of passage from childhood into the teenage years. However, the...
3D Printing Sushi for R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing Sushi for R&D Tax Credits

Sushi is widely popular in the dining industry which is most likely due to the various options of simple to complex sushi rolls. Consumers are always looking for the next “foodie” trend and 3D printing sushi may be the next big thing. While traditional 3D printers use plastics, food 3D printers use food ingredients to […]

Sushi is widely popular in the dining industry which is most likely due to the various options of simple to complex sushi rolls. Consumers are always looking for the next “foodie” trend and 3D printing sushi may be the next big thing. While traditional 3D...
3D Printing for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer and R&D Tax Credits

Cancer research has evolved with the help of 3D printing. Doctors can create patient-specific 3D models of cancerous body parts to prepare for upcoming surgeries. Medical engineers can create digital 3D models on a computer and 3D print them, which allows doctors to analyze and study a physical model before a surgical procedure is done. […]

Cancer research has evolved with the help of 3D printing. Doctors can create patient-specific 3D models of cancerous body parts to prepare for upcoming surgeries. Medical engineers can create digital 3D models on a computer and 3D print them, which allows doctors to...
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....
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