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BBB Warns Customers as Seeming Kickstarter Success EZ3D Fails to Deliver on Crowdfunded 3D Printers

Crowdfunding has long offered a unique and impressive platform for startups to get off the ground — inventors with a great idea and some entrepreneurial spirit can turn to like-minded individuals…

Prototyping is Flat — How 3D Printing is Evening the Prototyping Industry

One of my first design projects out of school, more than 20 years ago, was designing the branding and 3D prototype for former fruit drink Fruitopia. Back in those days,…

Prismadd Joins the French 3D Printing Scene

Three French companies have joined together to introduce Prismadd, an ambitious effort to integrate all aspects of metals and plastics additive manufacturing into a single production line. Their primary target…

Leopoly Expands its Easy-to-Use 3D Creation Tools to Businesses and Schools at CES 2015

One of the first things that many owners of 3D printers tell me when I ask them if they have ever designed their own products for 3D printing, is that…

John Way Appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Proto Labs

Proto Labs, founded in 1999 by Larry Lukis as The ProtoMold Company, (motto: Real parts. Really fast.) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer to replace Jack…

The Unsatisfying, Stressful Work Environment of 3D Printer Manufacturers’ Employees, Examined

If I were a recent high school graduate looking for a path to future success within the field of technology, I would probably look at 3D printing as one of…

Alcoa Announces Intent to Adopt 3D Printing Techniques for Jet Engine Parts, Other Manufacturing

When it rains, it pours; companies are pouring in to welcome 3D printing techniques to their manufacturing processes. The latest to do so is Alcoa, which announced its new intentions…

First Full 3D Production Center in Canada to Launch Through Burloak

In the next five years, we will see the establishment of Canada’s first full advanced manufacturing and production additive manufacturing center. This facility is being developed as part of a…

Russian Company Aquarius To Purchase Equity Stake in 3D Printing & Materials Company Zecotek

The Russian computing company Acquarius has signed a letter of intent to take an equity position in the Canadian company Zecotek. An equity position is an investment that is made…

Future Business Models Within The Consumer 3D Printer Market

The growth of the 3D printing space has been very impressive over the last 18 months. There has been an explosion of interest coming from just about every direction. Consumers…

3D Systems Ranks in Top 20 of Forbes Magazine’s Most Innovative Growth Companies

Forbes published its list of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies recently. Three-dimensional printing company 3D Systems came in at no. 13 on the the company’s list, which focuses on firms with…

REALiz3D at the Forefront of the 3D Printing Revolution in India

We can expect to hear a lot more from India in the near future. While the country is just making its appearance on the 3D printing world stage,  with a population…

South Korea Unveils Plan to Pull Ahead in 3D Printing

If you want to see what it looks like when a country really gets behind 3D printing, then you will want to pay attention to the South Korean government’s newly…

World’s Largest Professional Services Network, Deloitte, Teams with 3D Systems: Introduces 3D printing ‘Discovery Center’

Deloitte, a company that is considered to be a leader in manufacturing consulting services all around the world, has teamed with 3D Printing company 3D Systems to launch a joint…

MakerBot Announces Innovation Centers in Universities and Businesses – 30+ 3D Printers in Each Center

Today, MakerBot has announced that they are going forward with a massive plan to transform businesses and universities into MakerBot Innovation Centers.  The idea behind the Innovation Centers is to…