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Apple’s Patent Application Could Potentially Revolutionize Multicolor 3D Printing

The Apple rumor mill continues to churn! Last year, murmurs that the mega-corporation may be planning to enter the 3D printing market began to circulate after Apple filed for several patents…

Samsung Electronics Granted Patent for MultiColor Ink in 3D Printing

Samsung Electronics has repeatedly said they are not entering the 3D printing market, but some might find they protest a little too much–especially in light of the recent patent awarded…

Apple Issued Patent for 3D Scanning Stylus

In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before tech goliath Apple enters the 3D printing and scanning space. Once this takes place there really is no telling how…

Microsoft Issued Patent for 3D Depth Scanning Camera & Software — May Accelerate 3D Design & Printing Exponentially

It’s certainly not a shock to see that Microsoft has been working overtime behind the scenes to take over the 3D design world. The only surprise is that it took the…

Samsung’s Patent for Multicolor 3D Printer and Process May Signal Larger Entry into Market

As the 3D printing industry has expanded, many have speculated on which companies would enter into the space and emerge as market leaders. We’ve seen new companies like 3D Systems…

Xerox Entering 3D Printing Space? Files Patent for 3D Printer with Rotating Print Bed

By now, the most basic idea behind the way FFF/FDM 3D printers work is pretty well understood: a pretty small nozzle is moved around a static base, depositing material in…

Adobe Files Patent for ‘Smooth 3D Printing’ Process

If you have ever wrapped your textbooks in contact paper, or attempted to place a screen cover on your smartphone, you’re probably painfully familiar with the frustrating bubbles that are…

Qualcomm Patent Hints at a World Where Things Are Fixed Before You Know They’re Broken — The 3D Printed Future

Imagine a world where critical parts for everything from appliances to electronic devices is detected and monitored via sensors attached through the Internet of Things (IoT) network, and inventory is built…

‘AM Patent Drawings and Graphics’ is now 3D Printing Patent Prototypes For Their Clients

We’ve all heard crazy ideas for inventions in our time. After all, it’s the ideal of the American entrepreneurial spirit: get a great idea, design and patent it, manufacture and…

Formlabs Standing Strong Despite Patent Lawsuit

There are a lot of players trying to move strategically around the 3D printing board. And when you mess with the big dogs, it can be as scary as… well,…

3DPrintTech: Free Software Released to 3D Print Objects Larger Than Printer’s Build Volume

Over the past several months we have seen many extremely large 3D printers come to market. This stems from the desire to print objects larger than what typical FDM 3D…

Hurco Files U.S. Patent Application For Adaptor Which Turns CNC Machines Into 3D Printers

Even though 3D printing is just coming of age, computer controlled manufacturing equipment has been in use for ages. In particular, computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines, are used by…

MakerBot Files Patent to Print Objects Larger Than Build Volume on 3D Printers

In a recent interview with MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis, he told me that his company is an “innovation company”. They innovate to bring cutting edge technology to the at-home 3D…

Optomec Awarded Aerosol Jet 3D Print Head Patent, Enables 3D Electronics Printing

Optomec, a privately held company known for providing additive manufacturing systems to companies worldwide, has been awarded U.S. patent #8,640,975, titled Miniature Aerosol Jet and Aerosol Jet Array. This patent…