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Fast Things 8: The Shape Game and Mrs. Incredible

Imagine the answer to life, the universe, and everything is: donut. In a world of Fast Things, 3D Printing is the logical production technology. With our technology, you can go…

Interview with Justin Finesilver of the 3D Printing Store

This is a brief interview with Justin from the 3D Printing Store. They have been able to leverage 3D printing to service customer needs since 2011. They have a large variety of projects specific to different users and have come a long way.

Fast Things: Faster Products & Profits Through 3D Printing

Bricks and mortar retail has been going through an extended crisis for many years now. The rise of online retail, shifts in consumer behavior and the fragmenting of collective media…

Survey Shows Consumers are Ready for More Virtual and Augmented Reality in Retail

Augmented and virtual reality are making their way into the retail sphere, although they’re still somewhat of a novelty – we’re not yet all walking around stores with virtual reality…

egf Manufaktur Turns to 3D Printing for Customer-Facing Ring Customization

One feature that 3D printing offers, of particular interest to the world of retail, is a level of customization. One area where this is particularly visible is jewelry – from bracelets,…

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A New 3D Printing Filament Supplier Opens in Canada

The quality of a 3D printed product is only as good as the material you’re using to manufacture it, and using an excellent 3D printer doesn’t hurt, either. A new…

Drone Delivery from Amazon to Your Door

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Amazon drone delivering a package of popcorn!! Three years ago, the Chief Executive of Amazon announced the company’s interest in using drones…

Realism in Retail: Long Tall Sally 3D Scans an Actual Customer for a Mannequin that Represents Real Women

It’s not often that you see a mannequin that looks even remotely human, much less that you see yourself in the one donning the clothes being sold in the store. I…

The End of the Year Brings the End of the Cube: 3DS Announces End-of-Life for Cube 3D Printers, Cubify.com

2015 has been quite a year for 3D Systems–and, as it happens, the fat lady hasn’t sung yet. As we begin the last week of the year, today 3DS has…

3D Printing’s Impact on Modern Manufacturing

You’ll be hard pressed to find an industry that won’t be impacted or influenced by 3D printing in the coming decade. Every sector of the economy will feel the positive reverberations of…

Downtown Key West’s 3D Me: Have Your 3D Printed Family Vacation Portrait Made in Full Color

The southernmost point of the United States, Key West, stirs up great memories for many of us, from romantic and brilliantly sunset fueled honeymoons to luxurious cruises to awesome fishing…

3D Printing’s Real Money

A few weeks ago, I spoke at the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org Digital Summit on the topic of 3D printing at retail. I really hope I made the case for…

Macy’s Goes Millennial with High-Tech Offerings, Including 3D Printed Selfies

As New York City landmarks on the obligatory tourist route are concerned, Macy’s Department Store is for most visitors a must-see. While the retail giant has never had trouble appealing…

M3D Micro 3D Printer to Be Launched into Retail Market at New York’s Maker Faire, Priced from $399 to $449

While crowdfunding launches can be challenging, hard work, and a total crapshoot for many, we see a lot of really successful and downright impressive campaigns happening for innovative 3D printing…

Australia’s Redstack Opens New eStore, Broadening Design Technology & 3D Printing Availability

Formerly known as IMAGINiT Technologies, Australia-based Redstack has been providing design technology and services to those in the engineering and architecture fields for two decades, bringing design technology to all…

The 3D Printing Store Expands into Utah and Iowa

Ever since Canyon Critters Rescue helped a tortoise named Cleopatra overcome metabolic bone disease on her shell with a 3D printed protective sheath, the main office of The 3D Printing…

Fuel3D Signs on with WYNIT Distribution to Retail SCANIFY 3D Scanner

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, has signed a deal to place their SCANIFY handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanners in retail locations throughout North America via WYNIT Distribution. We’ve covered…

Staples Canada Offering 3D Printer Giveaway and Copy & 3D Printing Pilot Program

Staples Canada is on board with making 3D printing more accessible by placing the latest 3D printing products and services in 10 stores across British Columbia and Alberta, and on…

The Power of Yoomake, Twikit, and i.materialise Comes Together in 3D Printing Booths at Auchan Retailer

A loved one asked me just the other day, “What should I get you for Christmas?” I view that as a silly question because I certainly don’t feel entitled to…

MakerBot Begins Selling 3D Printed Products on Amazon.com

Another day, another deluge of news coming from Stratasys’ MakerBot brand of desktop 3D printers. The company, which seems to be firing on all cylinders, trying to not only get…

MakerBot Partners with Fry’s Electronics to Bring Their 3D Printers and Filament to 32 Stores

What a week it has been for the two largest 3D printer manufacturers in the world, Stratasys and 3D Systems. While 3D Systems yesterday announced a deal to acquire Cimatron, a CAD/CAM…

Zortrax Gains Global Momentum, Makes History Opening First 3D Printing Store and Hub in Krakow Poland

Zortrax has gained serious momentum — and fast. Now they have made history, opening the first 3D printing store in Poland. Cementing both the new technology and their presence in their home country…

Best Buy to Display 3D Printing Technology in Stores with 50 Intel Technology Experience Zones

With 3D technology being so accessible, and hobbyists producing so many amazing 3D printed objects in the comfort of their own homes, it just makes sense that curious shoppers could check…

Got Bitcoin? You Can Purchase a 3D Printer Or Filament for 5% Off

Bitcoin has had its ups and downs, over the past year or so. It has seen its price go from $90 all the way up to over $1200, before settling…