The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

The fast moving technological advancements in machine tools and 3D metal printing is resulting in new hybrid manufacturing technological advancements. Within the next 5 years, the 3D printing industry is set to grow 20% to 30% per year, with larger growths present in the metal printing market. Recently, companies such as Mazak and DMG Mori […]

The fast moving technological advancements in machine tools and 3D metal printing is resulting in new hybrid manufacturing technological advancements. Within the next 5 years, the 3D printing industry is set to grow 20% to 30% per year, with larger growths present in...
The Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy and the R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing

The Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy and the R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing

3D printing is a disruptive technology affecting nearly every manufacturing industry, with the toy industry being no exception.  Increased competition from online retailers and other technology oriented developments (that include 3D printers and home manufacturing) has forced Toys “R” Us to rethink its business strategy for the future. The once-dominant toy industry giant with over […]

3D printing is a disruptive technology affecting nearly every manufacturing industry, with the toy industry being no exception.  Increased competition from online retailers and other technology oriented developments (that include 3D printers and home manufacturing)...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. Within hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed synthetics.  According to the Industry ARC, global revenue in healthcare 3D printing is expected to reach $1 billion by 2019. Although it is mostly used for […]

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. Within hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed synthetics.  According to the Industry ARC, global revenue in...
3D Printing of Headsets and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Headsets and R&D Tax Credits

As early as the 1800s, headphones were not normally sold to the general public and were instead large instruments that were used exclusively by telephone operators. It was only in the 2000s that headphones started to gain traction with the advent of technologies such as the Sony Walkman and early Apple products. And then the […]

As early as the 1800s, headphones were not normally sold to the general public and were instead large instruments that were used exclusively by telephone operators. It was only in the 2000s that headphones started to gain traction with the advent of technologies such...
3D Printing Hoses and the R&D Tax Credit

3D Printing Hoses and the R&D Tax Credit

Innovations that increase productivity and efficiency are readily welcomed across many industries and companies, as well as private homes. These innovations can make mundane aspects of life, such as watering produce or washing your car, a bit easier. Hoses, an essential yet overlooked tool, are being impacted by emerging 3D printing technologies. 3D printing has […]

Innovations that increase productivity and efficiency are readily welcomed across many industries and companies, as well as private homes. These innovations can make mundane aspects of life, such as watering produce or washing your car, a bit easier. Hoses, an...
GE's Jeff Immelt Retires and Reflects on Major 3D Printing Commitment

GE's Jeff Immelt Retires and Reflects on Major 3D Printing Commitment

The September/October issue of the Harvard Business Review contains multiple articles on GE’s complete business makeover including an article authored by outgoing CEO Jeff Immelt himself written concurrently with his retirement. Immelt described how as part of an overall business transformation GE decided to go all in with 3D technology and wasn’t going to take […]

The September/October issue of the Harvard Business Review contains multiple articles on GE’s complete business makeover including an article authored by outgoing CEO Jeff Immelt himself written concurrently with his retirement. Immelt described how as part of...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in the Wine Industry

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in the Wine Industry

3D printers are being used by innovators to produce a variety of products in the wine making industry. The wine related sector in the United States is a large industry; the Napa Valley, California area alone generates over $2 billion in sales around wine making. Wine product designers and manufacturers use additive manufacturing to produce […]

3D printers are being used by innovators to produce a variety of products in the wine making industry. The wine related sector in the United States is a large industry; the Napa Valley, California area alone generates over $2 billion in sales around wine making. Wine...
3D Printing of ICoolers and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of ICoolers and R&D Tax Credits

Now that summer is at its end, it’s time to retire that worn out cooler and upgrade to a brand new, accessorized 3D printed cooler. Have you ever been to the beach when your phone dies? Today, most consumers look for specific features when searching for the right cooler, such as durability, size and the […]

Now that summer is at its end, it’s time to retire that worn out cooler and upgrade to a brand new, accessorized 3D printed cooler. Have you ever been to the beach when your phone dies? Today, most consumers look for specific features when searching for the right...
3D Printing for Dental Products

3D Printing for Dental Products

3D printers are increasingly being used by dentists, orthodontists and dental labs to print a variety of dental products, tools, prototypes and reference models. CAD laser scanners are used to accurately measure the dimensions of a patient’s mouth or the size of the filling needed in order to print a reference model for experimentation. When innovators […]

3D printers are increasingly being used by dentists, orthodontists and dental labs to print a variety of dental products, tools, prototypes and reference models. CAD laser scanners are used to accurately measure the dimensions of a patient’s mouth or the size of the...
Major Metal 3D Printing Developments and the R&D Tax Credit

Major Metal 3D Printing Developments and the R&D Tax Credit

Recent technological developments and industry trends are greatly bolstering the value of 3D metal printing. Metal product designers and fabricators need to be aware of where the metal printing industry is heading and how the federal Research and Development Tax Credit is helping to propel this powerful technology forward. The Research & Development Tax Credit […]

Recent technological developments and industry trends are greatly bolstering the value of 3D metal printing. Metal product designers and fabricators need to be aware of where the metal printing industry is heading and how the federal Research and Development Tax...
3D Printing of Anatomy Kits and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Anatomy Kits and R&D Tax Credits

Resources for medical education rely on key elements which are not always readily available for a variety of reasons including but not limited to, ethical, legal, and cultural. Currently, there are constraints in regards to acquiring parts of the human body which can cause dilemmas for medical researchers and educators. However, with the advent of […]

Resources for medical education rely on key elements which are not always readily available for a variety of reasons including but not limited to, ethical, legal, and cultural. Currently, there are constraints in regards to acquiring parts of the human body which can...
3D Printing for Pet Products

3D Printing for Pet Products

3D printers can now be used to print a variety of pet products, toys and accessories. Name plates, hamster wheels, dog bones and bird perches are just a few of the endless array of items that are aptly suited for production using a 3D printer. Even apparel such as dog shoes and “cat armor” can […]

3D printers can now be used to print a variety of pet products, toys and accessories. Name plates, hamster wheels, dog bones and bird perches are just a few of the endless array of items that are aptly suited for production using a 3D printer. Even apparel such as dog...
3D Printing of Handbags, Duffels and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Handbags, Duffels and R&D Tax Credits

3D printing continues to expand as a powerful tool for fashion. In the fashion industry, designers have gone above and beyond by using various technologies to improve their products. They have been able to design and create innovative 3D handbags for various industries, namely fashion and sport. The market for bags has been evolving to […]

3D printing continues to expand as a powerful tool for fashion. In the fashion industry, designers have gone above and beyond by using various technologies to improve their products. They have been able to design and create innovative 3D handbags for various...
3D Printed Props Revolutionize the Film Industry Landscape

3D Printed Props Revolutionize the Film Industry Landscape

The moviemaking industry is facing radical changes as a result of the recent growth in Netflix, Amazon, and other online streaming services. At the same time, movie production costs are staggering and unprecedented resulting from the onslaught of visual effects and rising popularity of fantasy films. On average, visual effects cost $25 million per picture […]

The moviemaking industry is facing radical changes as a result of the recent growth in Netflix, Amazon, and other online streaming services. At the same time, movie production costs are staggering and unprecedented resulting from the onslaught of visual effects and...
3D Printed Drones Fly into the Future

3D Printed Drones Fly into the Future

Over the past several years, drone usage dramatically increased. In 2016, global unit sales grew 60% to 2.2 million and revenue increased 36% to $4.5 billion. In the United States alone, American consumers bought 2.4 million hobbyist drones compared to 1.1 million in 2015. This year, revenue is expected to increase $6 billion while units […]

Over the past several years, drone usage dramatically increased. In 2016, global unit sales grew 60% to 2.2 million and revenue increased 36% to $4.5 billion. In the United States alone, American consumers bought 2.4 million hobbyist drones compared to 1.1 million in...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of the Entire 3D Printing Startup Business Lifecycle

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of the Entire 3D Printing Startup Business Lifecycle

3D printing has become the new alternative to advance product development, regardless of the intended product, consumer, or market. According to a Forbes 2017 report, 57% of all 3D printing efforts are incorporated in the first phases of the new product development lifecycle, and 47% of the companies engaging in it, consisting of an ample […]

3D printing has become the new alternative to advance product development, regardless of the intended product, consumer, or market. According to a Forbes 2017 report, 57% of all 3D printing efforts are incorporated in the first phases of the new product development...
3D Printing of Eyewear and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Eyewear and R&D Tax Credits

The global eyewear industry, valued at $102.66 billion in 2015, is comprised of non-US and international companies who manufacture and sell corrective, lifestyle, sun-protection, luxury, fashion, and sports eyewear. 3D printing creates a major opportunity in the eyewear industry. 3D printing provides different opportunities as it will decrease waste and increase product availability while reducing […]

The global eyewear industry, valued at $102.66 billion in 2015, is comprised of non-US and international companies who manufacture and sell corrective, lifestyle, sun-protection, luxury, fashion, and sports eyewear. 3D printing creates a major opportunity in the...
3D Printing Provides Cost Effective Alternative to Expensive Lab Equipment Plus R&D Tax Credit

3D Printing Provides Cost Effective Alternative to Expensive Lab Equipment Plus R&D Tax Credit

Recently, there has been an increase in STEM focused initiatives which has driven a corresponding increase in demand for laboratory equipment. In light of this demand, the scientific and engineering community has been using 3D printers to build tools and lab equipment faster and for less cost than before. Most of the tools scientists and […]

Recently, there has been an increase in STEM focused initiatives which has driven a corresponding increase in demand for laboratory equipment. In light of this demand, the scientific and engineering community has been using 3D printers to build tools and lab equipment...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation, tourism, law enforcement, construction, military, and other settings. The utilization of additive manufacturing will soon change the way helicopters are produced and operated, allowing for […]

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation, tourism, law enforcement, construction, military, and other...
3D Printing for Fire Sprinkler Pipe Design Issues

3D Printing for Fire Sprinkler Pipe Design Issues

3D printing may provide a practical solution to a common fire sprinkler installation issue. Pipe installation in tight spaces in walls and ceilings often requires creative pipe design.Traditionally, water piping was only available in very specific standard fitting sizes limited to 90 degrees, 45 degrees and T shape angles. Pipe connections could move only in […]

3D printing may provide a practical solution to a common fire sprinkler installation issue. Pipe installation in tight spaces in walls and ceilings often requires creative pipe design.Traditionally, water piping was only available in very specific standard fitting...
3D Printing with Foam Provides Opportunity for R&D Tax Credit

3D Printing with Foam Provides Opportunity for R&D Tax Credit

Foam is used in an endless array of product applications. It is an essential component in a large number of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, sports, biomedical and packaging. Now it can be 3D printed as well. 3D printing offers benefits that traditional manufacturing techniques lack such as the ability to manufacture unique or custom […]

Foam is used in an endless array of product applications. It is an essential component in a large number of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, sports, biomedical and packaging. Now it can be 3D printed as well. 3D printing offers benefits that...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Footwear

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

Like many other industries, addictive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has made its way into the $215 billion footwear market. The contributions that 3D printing can have on footwear production are limitless as it will not only allow faster production at a fraction of the costs, but it will also enable footwear to be customized to […]

Like many other industries, addictive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has made its way into the $215 billion footwear market. The contributions that 3D printing can have on footwear production are limitless as it will not only allow faster production at a fraction of...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Doughnuts

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Doughnuts

Doughnuts are the popular dessert snack that people cannot resist. In fact, Americans consume 2 billion dollars worth of doughnuts per year at the retail level. 3D printing will soon change the way doughnuts are made, allowing manufacturers to produce them at lower costs. Additionally, 3D printed doughnut making tools provide a fun way for […]

Doughnuts are the popular dessert snack that people cannot resist. In fact, Americans consume 2 billion dollars worth of doughnuts per year at the retail level. 3D printing will soon change the way doughnuts are made, allowing manufacturers to produce them at lower...
The R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Pharmaceuticals

The R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Pharmaceuticals

With the release of the first 3D printed and FDA approved drug last year, pharmaceutical companies from all around are investing in 3D printing technologies. It has proven to be an efficient way of prototyping new products, with its cost efficient and effortless manner, but it is now moving into a new realm of printing […]

With the release of the first 3D printed and FDA approved drug last year, pharmaceutical companies from all around are investing in 3D printing technologies. It has proven to be an efficient way of prototyping new products, with its cost efficient and effortless...
3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits for the Oil & Gas Industry

3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits for the Oil & Gas Industry

The current fossil fuel glut is resulting in sustained low prices and an increased need to reduce costs. Numerous 3D printing solutions are under development within the oil and gas industry. Many large players in the oil and gas equipment industry such as Siemens, GE Oil & Gas, Shell and others have been exploring the […]

The current fossil fuel glut is resulting in sustained low prices and an increased need to reduce costs. Numerous 3D printing solutions are under development within the oil and gas industry. Many large players in the oil and gas equipment industry such as Siemens, GE...

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