patents

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…

Oregon State University Researchers Turn to 3D Printing to Help Manage Diabetes

It can be you, or your family member, neighbor, coworker, or friend — but odds are, you know someone affected by diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation puts current estimates of diabetics…

Stratasys Awarded Patent for Concealing Seams within the 3D Printing Process

As I have mentioned in the past, it’s my personal opinion that technologies like stereolithography (SLA) will eventually win out in the battle for the consumer 3D printing market. The…

‘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…

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…

Is Amazon Getting Ready to Try and Supplant Shapeways as Top 3D Printing Service? Patents Point Toward Something Big

Amazon is the largest marketplace for goods on the internet. They have been growing at a rate unequal to other online marketplaces, and the main reason is because they are…

MakerBot’s Unknown Invention is Uncovered: A 3D printer that switches build materials midprint

When it comes to 3D printing, one of the issues that many people face, is that they are bound by one build material or color per print. That is unless…

Interesting Details Emerge on New Matter’s MOD-t 3D Printer

Just a couple days ago, we reported on a new 3D Printer, by ‘New Matter’ called the MOD-t. They plan on launching a crowdfunding campaign in the near future, to…

Laser Sintering 3D Printing May Now Take Off with a Very Important Patent Expiring Today

For the past year or so, a lot has been made about several upcoming 3D Printing patents that are set to expire.  In fact, one big one is expiring today,…