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

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 mean, we all have that one friend who is nearly perfect, but even s/he is easily distinguishable from her/his stationary counterpart. The folks at Long Tall Sally […]

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 mean, we all have that one friend who is nearly perfect, but even s/he is easily distinguishable...
The End of the Year Brings the End of the Cube: 3DS Announces End-of-Life for Cube 3D Printers, Cubify.com

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 announced that it is discontinuing production of its entry-level Cube 3D printer, as well as the retail design-oriented Cubify.com consumer platform, which will close down […]

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 announced that it is discontinuing production of its entry-level Cube 3D printer, as well as the retail...
3D Printing’s Impact on Modern Manufacturing

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 this evolving technology and we’ll one day look back and wonder in amazement at how processes were handled in a pre-3D world. And while virtually all industries […]

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 this evolving technology and we’ll one day look back and wonder in amazement at...
Downtown Key West's 3D Me: Have Your 3D Printed Family Vacation Portrait Made in Full Color

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 trips for enormous silver tarpon or the elusive bonefish. One can just smell that salty air and feel the balmy air on their shoulders. The […]

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 trips for enormous silver tarpon or the elusive bonefish. One can just smell...
3D Printing’s Real Money

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 3D printing’s disruptive potential. 3D printing and other digital manufacturing technologies are getting better, faster and cheaper, and soon this is going to have a […]

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 3D printing’s disruptive potential. 3D printing and other digital manufacturing technologies are getting...
Macy's Goes Millennial with High-Tech Offerings, Including 3D Printed Selfies

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 either to tourists of to shoppers over 30, they’ve launched a new campaign to attract a younger demographic, the group known as the “millennials.” Trendy […]

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 either to tourists of to shoppers over 30, they’ve launched a new campaign to...
M3D Micro 3D Printer to Be Launched into Retail Market at New York's Maker Faire, Priced from $399 to $449

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 companies today. It would be hard to compare any, however, with the staggering success of the M3D Micro, which was made available on Kickstarter last […]

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 companies today. It would be hard to compare any, however, with the...
Australia's Redstack Opens New eStore, Broadening Design Technology & 3D Printing Availability

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 via training and support from their expert team. The company has now announced their next step in broadening access to services, software, and products for […]

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 via training and support from their expert team....
The 3D Printing Store Expands into Utah and Iowa

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 Store in Denver has been looking to the future of the technology. The 3D Printing Store opened in November of 2012, and co-founders Debra Wilcox […]

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 Store in Denver has been looking to the future of the technology. The 3D Printing...
Fuel3D Signs on with WYNIT Distribution to Retail SCANIFY 3D Scanner

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 some exciting news from Fuel3D recently, and this retail availability will only widen their reach. WYNIT, based in North Syracuse, NY, serves a wide range […]

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 some exciting news from Fuel3D recently, and this...
Staples Canada Offering 3D Printer Giveaway and Copy & 3D Printing Pilot Program

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 web at Staples.ca. The expanded 3D printing lineup will now include the Afinia H-Series H480 3D Printer and a Copy & Print 3D printing […]

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 web at Staples.ca. The expanded 3D printing lineup will now include the Afinia...
The Power of Yoomake, Twikit, and i.materialise Comes Together in 3D Printing Booths at Auchan Retailer

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 a gift from anyone or want them to go to expense, so I responded with an unsure response, distracted by wondering what the heck I […]

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 a gift from anyone or want them to go to expense, so I responded with an unsure response, distracted by...
MakerBot Begins Selling 3D Printed Products on Amazon.com

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 their printers in as many stores as possible prior to the start of the holiday shopping season, is also looking elsewhere for revenue. Today, MakerBot announced […]

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 their printers in as many stores as possible prior to the start of the holiday...
MakerBot Partners with Fry's Electronics to Bring Their 3D Printers and Filament to 32 Stores

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 software developer, and is also very busy rolling out a slew of new exciting products, Stratasys has managed to push their MakerBot brand of desktop […]

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 software developer, and is also very busy rolling out a slew of new exciting...
Zortrax Gains Global Momentum, Makes History Opening First 3D Printing Store and Hub in Krakow Poland

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 of Poland, Zortrax swung open the Zortrax Store doors to the growing number of Polish 3D printing enthusiasts, with a grand opening attended by hundreds. Many guests from […]

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 of Poland, Zortrax swung open the Zortrax Store doors to the...
Best Buy to Display 3D Printing Technology in Stores with 50 Intel Technology Experience Zones

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 out this new technology firsthand across the street at their neighborhood Best Buy. In a collaboration with Intel, Best Buy will be showcasing hot new technology in ‘mini-stores’ […]

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 out this new technology firsthand across the street at their neighborhood Best...
Got Bitcoin? You Can Purchase a 3D Printer Or Filament for 5% Off

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 in the $400-$600 range. This is all in the past year. It has made some people millionaires, while others have lost a hefty portion of […]

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 in the $400-$600 range. This is all in the past year. It has made some people millionaires, while others have lost a hefty...
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