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Shapeways Reveals On-Demand Software Platform for Free Access to AM Services

Shapeways introduced a purpose-built software platform that empowers traditional manufacturers to benefit from a faster, simpler path to 3D printing. The debut of Otto Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is expected to mitigate…

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Part Renting, Parts-as-a-Service, and Build Volume Subscriptions in 3D Printing

More 3D printers are being leased. Vendors are looking at all-in-service models, as well. Following on from Carbon, subscriptions, including materials, are coming into vogue. HP has a hardware-as-a-service model…

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Materialise Has Option to Acquire 3D Printing MES Company Link3D

Belgian 3D printing service and software company Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has announced that it has an option to acquire Link3D. The transaction will close later this year, but the company…

Speeding Up 3D Printing: Kickstarter Campaign for Ulendo Cloud-Based Software

In 2017, researchers with the Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Lab (S2A Lab) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering developed a filtered b-spline (FBS) algorithm that could help…

HP 3DaaS: The Hardware-as-a-Service Model

At the latest Formnext event, HP introduced its new HP 3D as a Service (HP 3DaaS) plan. Rather than solely selling 3D printers to customers, the printing giant is also…