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3D Printing Golf Clubs and Equipment

3D Printing Golf Clubs and Equipment

Golf is a popular sport in corporate America and adds about $70 billion dollars a year to the American economy. Companies are always testing new products that will catch the attention of golfers. The 2018 PGA Merchandise Show displayed the latest and greatest from...
3D Printing for Audio and Visual Equipment

3D Printing for Audio and Visual Equipment

The audio-visual equipment industry is a large and growing industry that provides an excellent opportunity for the 3D printing industry. A graph illustrating the industry growth is presented below. In numerous industries, audio and visual equipment are used regularly and require replacement. Some items that can be 3D printed include speakers, headphone stands, mixer knobs […]

The audio-visual equipment industry is a large and growing industry that provides an excellent opportunity for the 3D printing industry. A graph illustrating the industry growth is presented below. In numerous industries, audio and visual equipment are used regularly...
United Technologies’ Restructuring Impact on the 3D Printer Industry

United Technologies’ Restructuring Impact on the 3D Printer Industry

United Technologies is a company that needs no introduction. They are a leading innovator and developer of commercial products in a myriad of industries including aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators, and escalators. Since 2015, the firm has been both acquiring and disposing of business units in their portfolio. The resulting impact on the 3D printing […]

United Technologies is a company that needs no introduction. They are a leading innovator and developer of commercial products in a myriad of industries including aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators, and escalators. Since 2015, the firm has been both...
3D Printing & the Proposed Siemens and Alstom Rail Merger

3D Printing & the Proposed Siemens and Alstom Rail Merger

Further consolidation of the rail industry is proposed to occur with the potential merger of Siemens‘ and Alstom’s railway products businesses. Their proposed merger follows the sale of GE’s rail business to Wabtec. Siemens, headquartered in Germany, is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe. Alstom is a French multinational company that is operating worldwide […]

Further consolidation of the rail industry is proposed to occur with the potential merger of Siemens‘ and Alstom’s railway products businesses. Their proposed merger follows the sale of GE’s rail business to Wabtec. Siemens, headquartered in Germany, is the...
3D Printing 5G Telecommunication Technology

3D Printing 5G Telecommunication Technology

The telecommunications industry is currently front page news including the AT&T/Timewarner acquisitions, the pending Fox acquisition by Comcast or Disney and a new CEO at Verizon who is a technologist with a focus on 5G. Once the current merger activity further settles, we anticipate a new, focused, and competitive telecomm industry. The use of additive […]

The telecommunications industry is currently front page news including the AT&T/Timewarner acquisitions, the pending Fox acquisition by Comcast or Disney and a new CEO at Verizon who is a technologist with a focus on 5G. Once the current merger activity further...
Jay Leno’s Contribution to Auto Part 3D Printing

Jay Leno’s Contribution to Auto Part 3D Printing

It is well known that Jay Leno is an avid car enthusiast and has a world-renowned collection of nearly 300 vehicles. What isn’t as well known is that his team does their own car repair and utilizes 3D printing for replacement parts. It can be difficult and costly finding parts for vintage cars that ended final production many years ago.  Most car […]

It is well known that Jay Leno is an avid car enthusiast and has a world-renowned collection of nearly 300 vehicles. What isn’t as well known is that his team does their own car repair and utilizes 3D printing for replacement parts. It can be difficult and...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Vehicle Wheels

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Vehicle Wheels

Transportation is one of the most important aspects of everyday life across the globe. The US publisher Ward’s estimated as of 2010 there were over 1.015 billion vehicles on the road throughout the world, all of them run on wheel systems. An entire wheel is made up of several components such as the rim, hub, […]

Transportation is one of the most important aspects of everyday life across the globe. The US publisher Ward’s estimated as of 2010 there were over 1.015 billion vehicles on the road throughout the world, all of them run on wheel systems. An entire wheel is made up of...
Lockheed Martin’s Contributions to 3D Printing

Lockheed Martin’s Contributions to 3D Printing

The aerospace industry was one of the first major advocates of 3D printing, as the industry has been a driving force in the evolution of this technology. The industry covers a wide range of commercial, industrial and military applications that demand state-of-the art technology for mission critical needs. At the forefront of 3D printing is […]

The aerospace industry was one of the first major advocates of 3D printing, as the industry has been a driving force in the evolution of this technology. The industry covers a wide range of commercial, industrial and military applications that demand state-of-the art...
3D Printing Buildings and Insulation for R&D Tax Credit

3D Printing Buildings and Insulation for R&D Tax Credit

The construction industry is embracing more technology and the introduction of 3D printing is one current example. 3D buildings are made by what is essentially a massive 3D printer. The printer consists of a robotic base which has 360 degrees of motion and a smaller arm that prints out various building materials. 3D printed buildings […]

The construction industry is embracing more technology and the introduction of 3D printing is one current example. 3D buildings are made by what is essentially a massive 3D printer. The printer consists of a robotic base which has 360 degrees of motion and a smaller...
Stanley Black & Decker’s Contributions to 3D Printing

Stanley Black & Decker’s Contributions to 3D Printing

Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest manufacturer of tools, fasteners, storage, and other hardware. They are also #2 in the world for security services. Originally two separate companies, Stanley Black & Decker came together in 2010 to become a leading global diversified industrial company. Under their umbrella are brands including DeWalt, […]

Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest manufacturer of tools, fasteners, storage, and other hardware. They are also #2 in the world for security services. Originally two separate companies, Stanley Black...
3D Printing Sushi for R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing Sushi for R&D Tax Credits

Sushi is widely popular in the dining industry which is most likely due to the various options of simple to complex sushi rolls. Consumers are always looking for the next “foodie” trend and 3D printing sushi may be the next big thing. While traditional 3D printers use plastics, food 3D printers use food ingredients to […]

Sushi is widely popular in the dining industry which is most likely due to the various options of simple to complex sushi rolls. Consumers are always looking for the next “foodie” trend and 3D printing sushi may be the next big thing. While traditional 3D...
3D Printing for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer and R&D Tax Credits

Cancer research has evolved with the help of 3D printing. Doctors can create patient-specific 3D models of cancerous body parts to prepare for upcoming surgeries. Medical engineers can create digital 3D models on a computer and 3D print them, which allows doctors to analyze and study a physical model before a surgical procedure is done. […]

Cancer research has evolved with the help of 3D printing. Doctors can create patient-specific 3D models of cancerous body parts to prepare for upcoming surgeries. Medical engineers can create digital 3D models on a computer and 3D print them, which allows doctors to...
3D Printing and Logistics – A Natural Progression of Opportunity

3D Printing and Logistics – A Natural Progression of Opportunity

Leading logistics providers are constantly exploring new possibilities to become more efficient, more locally focused and more connected globally in order to achieve greater success, including 3D printing technology. The relationship between the 3D printing and logistics industries is fascinating for a multitude of reasons. In some ways, the integration of 3D printing into the […]

Leading logistics providers are constantly exploring new possibilities to become more efficient, more locally focused and more connected globally in order to achieve greater success, including 3D printing technology. The relationship between the 3D printing and...
Designing, Lighting and Chandeliers, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Designing, Lighting and Chandeliers, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

The combination of 3D printing and more efficient, smaller profile LED lighting is enabling lighting and interior designers to provide a wider range of new and unique lighting products. Lighting designers and artisans who use 3D printing may be eligible for R&D Tax Credits. The first chandeliers originated from handheld candelabras. In Hollywood films, candelabras […]

The combination of 3D printing and more efficient, smaller profile LED lighting is enabling lighting and interior designers to provide a wider range of new and unique lighting products. Lighting designers and artisans who use 3D printing may be eligible for R&D...
Fasteners, 3D Printing, Tariffs and The International Fastener Expo

Fasteners, 3D Printing, Tariffs and The International Fastener Expo

3D printing and additive manufacturing have completely changed modern supply chain practices, especially in consideration to manufacturing. Proposed tariff increases will likely accelerate this impact. Additive manufacturing has become more common in every industry including the production of fasteners. These added tariffs could accelerate the automation currently taking place as well as put pressure on […]

3D printing and additive manufacturing have completely changed modern supply chain practices, especially in consideration to manufacturing. Proposed tariff increases will likely accelerate this impact. Additive manufacturing has become more common in every industry...
3D Printing of Aluminum and the Potential Tariffs

3D Printing of Aluminum and the Potential Tariffs

As a result of the February 2018 U.S. Department of Finance findings, in a Section 232 investigation into U.S. aluminum and steel imports pricing the path is clear for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on aluminum imports. These developments follow new tariffs in imported solar panels. Please see our article, U.S. Solar Cell 3D Printer Usage. Similarly, […]

As a result of the February 2018 U.S. Department of Finance findings, in a Section 232 investigation into U.S. aluminum and steel imports pricing the path is clear for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on aluminum imports. These developments follow new...
Fuji’s Acquisition of Xerox and What This Means for 3D Printing

Fuji’s Acquisition of Xerox and What This Means for 3D Printing

In January 2018, Fujifilm announced the acquisition of Xerox’s fabled printing business. This transaction will bring together three uniquely distinct 3D printing business lines and R&D programs including Fujifilm’s, Xerox’s, and that of the Fuji Xerox joint venture. To understand the implications of the transaction as a whole in relation to the realm of 3D […]

In January 2018, Fujifilm announced the acquisition of Xerox’s fabled printing business. This transaction will bring together three uniquely distinct 3D printing business lines and R&D programs including Fujifilm’s, Xerox’s, and that of the Fuji Xerox joint...
3D Printing of Ski Gear and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Ski Gear and R&D Tax Credits

In the 2014 Olympic Winter Games American freestyle skier Nick Goepper’s success made history for his sport and the country. He is part of Team USA and in 2014 won the bronze medal in Sochi for slope style. In 2017, he was 10th place in the FIS World Cup Standings for slope style. Also in the X […]

In the 2014 Olympic Winter Games American freestyle skier Nick Goepper’s success made history for his sport and the country. He is part of Team USA and in 2014 won the bronze medal in Sochi for slope style. In 2017, he was 10th place in the FIS World Cup Standings for...
3D Printing of Ophthalmology Medical Devices and Tools May Be Eligible for R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Ophthalmology Medical Devices and Tools May Be Eligible for R&D Tax Credits

Scientists and doctors have been experimenting with ways to correct vision by way of 3D printing. Additive manufacturing capabilities have proved that 3D printed medical devices can be used in various surgeries of the eye. Businesses, physicians, entrepreneurs and scientists who are involved with 3D printed optometry tools may be eligible for R&D tax credits. […]

Scientists and doctors have been experimenting with ways to correct vision by way of 3D printing. Additive manufacturing capabilities have proved that 3D printed medical devices can be used in various surgeries of the eye. Businesses, physicians, entrepreneurs and...
3D Printing of Flooring, Tiling and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Flooring, Tiling and R&D Tax Credits

Tiling dates back to both the ancient Greeks and Romans who would design their homes with artistic color and clay. Similar to how the Greeks decorated their floors with colorful tiles, now architects and designers can do the same with 3D printed ones. Present day architects and floor designers take pride in their flooring and […]

Tiling dates back to both the ancient Greeks and Romans who would design their homes with artistic color and clay. Similar to how the Greeks decorated their floors with colorful tiles, now architects and designers can do the same with 3D printed ones. Present day...
3D Printing and Medical Equipment

3D Printing and Medical Equipment

The healthcare industry is transforming with new and improved 3D printing technology. From simply printed parts of a medical device to complex 3D printed living tissue, the technology is allowing the healthcare industry to grow exponentially. With medical equipment being one of the most expensive aspects of healthcare, 3D printing can help reduce these costs […]

The healthcare industry is transforming with new and improved 3D printing technology. From simply printed parts of a medical device to complex 3D printed living tissue, the technology is allowing the healthcare industry to grow exponentially. With medical equipment...
The R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Replacement Parts for Appliances

The R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Replacement Parts for Appliances

Manufacturers are now considering the use of 3D printers to print their replacement parts. Historically, the manufacturing of replacement parts has been a necessary inconvenience for appliance manufacturers. Firms are beginning to experiment with a just-in-time manufacturing model for replacement parts to determine if the approach will reduce costs while increasing the quality of their […]

Manufacturers are now considering the use of 3D printers to print their replacement parts. Historically, the manufacturing of replacement parts has been a necessary inconvenience for appliance manufacturers. Firms are beginning to experiment with a just-in-time...
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 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...
3D Printing – Shared Spaces R&D Tax Credit 3D Printer Opportunities

3D Printing – Shared Spaces R&D Tax Credit 3D Printer Opportunities

Shared office spaces are one of the tech industry’s highest growth areas. WeWork, the industry leader, has over 100,000 seats available to tech workers. For instance, the Rhode Island School  of Design (RISD) has a good example of a shared space called Co-Works that provides 3D printers to users. Throughout the U.S. costs of living […]

Shared office spaces are one of the tech industry’s highest growth areas. WeWork, the industry leader, has over 100,000 seats available to tech workers. For instance, the Rhode Island School  of Design (RISD) has a good example of a shared space called Co-Works...
R&D Aspects of 3D Printed Prosthetics

R&D Aspects of 3D Printed Prosthetics

A prosthetic is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part. The most commonly known type of prosthetic is limb prostheses, but other types such as craniofacial prostheses and intra-oral prostheses help people as well. Those who benefit from prosthetics include war veterans, people who suffer from physical traumas, and those who have congenitally […]

A prosthetic is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part. The most commonly known type of prosthetic is limb prostheses, but other types such as craniofacial prostheses and intra-oral prostheses help people as well. Those who benefit from prosthetics...
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