Top Ten 2017 3D Printer Developments

For the year 2017, the 3D printer industry evidenced solid overall industry growth with a lot of exciting product, software and material developments. HP Inc. HP’s first full year as…

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…

New “Crackers” Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that…

Patience, Kids! Mattel’s ThingMaker 3D Printer Release Delayed Another Year

Once you become a parent, the word ‘patience’ becomes central in your world. Most likely, you are never in full supply of this wonderful quality again, but you find yourself…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 1, 2016

This week on “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got everything from free online courses to the latest revelations from the TCT Show that took place in…

JeeQ Data Reveals Best Selling 3D Printers Online for 2nd Quarter 2016

Are you thinking about buying your first 3D printer—or perhaps even another? Whether you are shopping for the home, a school lab, or the office, it’s extremely important to have…

From Creepy Crawlers to 3D Printers: Mattel Resurrects the ThingMaker

One sign that I’m getting old is that I’ve started to do the “back in my day!” thing more often than I’m entirely comfortable with. One example of this is…

#ToyLikeMe Campaign Drives the Creation of Dolls with Disabilities Line of Makies Dolls

Almost a year ago, I wrote a story for 3Dprint.com about The Makies a line of 3D printed, personalizable dolls. The dolls, which were first introduced in 2012, captured the…

Barbie Joins the 3D Printing & Maker Movements

Since the introduction of Barbie in 1959, America’s most loved (and hated) doll has gone through a variety of careers and hobbies in keeping with changes in the interests of…

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