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3D Printing As A Service Has Big Potential For Manufacturing

April 15, 2014 12:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

3D Systems has announced their partnership with Staples for a pilot program that offers 3D printing services to small businesses. This offers enormous potential for small businesses to print with the technology without having to invest in it.

3D Systems Partners With Staples For Printing As A Service

April 14, 2014 11:32 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Each participating Staples store will feature an immersive 3D printing experience center that...

What's Trending: Tesla Sued By Lemon Law King; Porsche's Plug-In Hybrid

April 11, 2014 4:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a look at the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Tesla...

Studies: Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 9:29 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part...

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Scientists Try To Build Heart With 3-D Printer

April 10, 2014 9:24 am | by Dylan Lovan, Associated Press | News | Comments

It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then get it to work in a patient, and it could be years — perhaps decades — before a 3-D printed heart would ever be put in a person.                  

3D Printing Easter Chocolates

April 9, 2014 1:04 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

The world's confectioners are gearing up for Easter and an anticipated sales bonanza of chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. However, as Jim Drury reports, one small company in Wroclaw, Poland has a message for lovers of all things chocolate — print your own.

Manufacturing Humans

April 8, 2014 12:41 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It appears that we’re on the cusp of a new world where custom human body parts can be grown or printed for those that need them. While doctors and researchers aren’t making the Six Million Dollar Man or Bionic Woman just yet, it looks like they’re not far off.

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GE Develops Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

March 27, 2014 11:28 am | by GE Research | Videos | Comments

Take a spin around the globe with GE as they highlight five manufacturing technologies GE researchers are developing.                                      

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Oreo, Dell’s Business Shift & An Alien-Inspired Baby Harness

March 20, 2014 11:34 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we'll discuss the latest on Boeing’s problems, as well as an initiative to support manufacturing jobs. We'll also talk about 3D printing an Oreo and take a look an interesting baby harness.   

What's Trending: 3D Printed Home; Law Enforcement Drones

March 17, 2014 1:52 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: GM's recall problem continues to expand; Dutch architects work on a 3D printed canal home; and a demonstration of a future law enforcement drone.

Engineering Newswire: Phantom Boat Flies Above the Water

March 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of Engineering Newswire from Product Design & Development takes a look at 3D printing documentaries exploring challenges of emerging companies, talks about toilet lights and imagines riding the flying phantom above the water. 

A 3D Printed Canal House

March 14, 2014 9:16 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of years after wealthy merchants began building the tall, narrow brick houses that have come to define Amsterdam's skyline, Dutch architects are updating the process for the 21st century.               

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3D Design Contest

March 13, 2014 9:15 am | by Harvest Technologies | News | Comments

In an effort to further promote rapid manufacturing and help grow a 3D printing community online, Harvest Technologies announces a 3D creative design contest.                         

3D Printing An Oreo

March 12, 2014 1:52 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

CNNMoney's Laurie Segall visits the SXSW festival and takes a bite out of Oreo's latest project, a 3D printed cookie.                                      

SXSW Tech Fest Has 3-D Printed Candy, Bitcoins

March 12, 2014 10:11 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Bitcoin, 3-D printed candy and George Takei are among the attractions this week at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.                                 

What's Trending: Small SUVs Revealed; 3D Printing Bubble

March 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: The small SUVs of the Geneva Auto Show; the DRAM antitrust judgment; and why 3D printing may not be in a bubble.           

3D Printing Challenges The Way We Think About Production

March 6, 2014 11:20 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

As the mainstream era of 3D printing takes off, discussion centers on recent chatter in the financial sector over the performance of the Big 3 in additive manufacturing.                       

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3D Printing Is Not A Bubble

March 3, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

3D Systems reported good enough earnings and guidance to impress investors while the whole 3D printing industry is bouncing back from a sluggish start to the year.                         

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Homes, Exploding Toilets & Crash Tests

February 6, 2014 12:00 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss a plant collapse in Omaha, as well as a recall for exploding toilets. We’ll also talk about 3D printing trends for 2014, and take a look at a Star Trek Tricorder you can buy today.  

Face To Face: Makuta Technics

February 6, 2014 11:52 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

3D printing has become a hot topic in manufacturing lately as the technology continues to get smaller and more affordable, while innovators look to do more with the technology. In this week's Face to Face, we've invited Stu Kaplan, president of Makuta Technics, an Indiana micro molder part of the Sansyu Group, to talk about what impact 3d printing will have on manufacturers in 2014.

3D Printing Helps Nike Design Super Bowl Cleat

January 29, 2014 11:14 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nike used 3D printed prototypes to speed up the design process for its latest football cleat.                                              

What Does 3D Printing Mean For ERP?

January 29, 2014 10:35 am | by Antony Bourne, Global Manufacturing Industry Director, IFS | Blogs | Comments

How do manufacturers accommodate 3D printing from a business management standpoint within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application? Here are a few insights.                         

What's Trending: 3D Home Printing; New Approaches To Contract Manufacturing

January 27, 2014 11:04 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: 3D Printing A House; regulating chemicals in WV; tiny cars fail crash tests; and new approaches to contract manufacturing.        

Obstacles And Opportunities From 3D Printing

January 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Jonathan Moskin, Partner, Foley & Lardner | Articles | Comments

It should come as no surprise that intellectual property owners concerned that their valuable 3D printing product designs will be copied and traded on the internet need to focus on the available legal tools to protect product designs — most notably copyright, design patents and laws protecting trade dress in product configurations.

3D Printing: 2013’s Biggest Market Disruptor

January 24, 2014 9:54 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

Being a technology that has been around for some 25 to 30 years, additive manufacturing (3D printing) was bound to make some intriguing changes and advances, as is expected every year. So why on Earth is 3D printing the biggest market disruptor of 2013?

3D Printing Could Revolutionize Home Building

January 23, 2014 10:32 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A USC professor demonstrates how to build a 2,500-square-foot home in less than 20 hours.                                              

What's Trending: The Aluminum Revolution; 3D Printing With Metal

January 20, 2014 10:26 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Ford's aluminum revolution; next-level 3D printing with metal; and the coolest concept cars in Detroit.             

Next-Level 3D Printing With Metal

January 14, 2014 10:25 am | by Danielle M., Blogger & Business Student | Blogs | Comments

3D printing took another leap forward when Michigan Technological University scientists invented a 3D metal printer available at a relatively affordable price. While the machine is still a work in progress, it opens up the possibility of 3D metal printing for medium and small businesses, and even dedicated hobbyists. Here are some possible pros and cons that result from affordable, open-source 3D metal printers.

'Ghost Gun' Regulations Pushed In California Bill

January 14, 2014 9:42 am | by Don Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A state lawmaker proposed legislation Monday to make background checks and gun registrations requirements for anyone who builds plastic firearms on a 3D printer at home. The bill by state Sen. Kevin de Leon also would apply to anyone who buys parts that can be assembled into a gun.

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