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 •  November 27

Stratasys has launched an effort called BioMimics, which couples 3D printing, various materials and services to create lifelike anatomical structures for training physicians and medical testing. The company said it developed BioMimics with researchers and manufacturers to offer bone and heart models with plans to launch vascular structures in early...

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 •  November 7

3D Systems outlined plans to better target industry-specific additive manufacturing through new materials, systems, software and services. The company's focus on additive manufacturing comes a week after 3D Systems missed its earnings target and pulled it outlook. Vyomesh Joshi, CEO of 3D Systems and former HP executive, said the company is focused...

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 •  August 9

Stratasys reported better-than-expected second quarter results, reiterated its outlook for 2017 and said it is seeing strong interest in its F123 3D printing system. The company reported a second quarter net loss of $6 million, or 11 cents a share, on revenue of $170 million, down from $172.1 million a year ago. Stratasys' non-GAAP second quarter...

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 •  May 9

If Stratasys' vision plays out the manufacturing facilities in the future may just resemble today's data centers with racks and rows of systems. Stratasys is launching a technology demonstrator--an additive manufacturing system that's not available for sale, but being developed with customers--that takes cues from data center and cloud designs and...

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 •  October 25, 2016

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to use a 3D printer for the first time. I'm pretty jaded about new technology, but after my first hands-on experience with the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation, I felt a sense of amazement that I'd thought wasn't possible anymore. Of course, a lot can happen in a year. The desktop 3D printer market...

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 •  September 9, 2016

The materials you can use to produce 3D prints have exploded over the past few years. One of those materials is wood (or "wood"). Having been provided a spool of filament, I decided to put it through its paces. Before we begin, I should probably put all my cards on the table and come clean with you. I took wood shop back in the day, and Poppa...

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 •  August 12, 2016

A selection of filaments. Most desktop 3D printers use what's called FDM (fused deposition modeling) printing. Another term is FFF (or fused filament fabrication). The idea behind both of these is that a 3D print is built up by layering layers of gooey plastic on top of each other. As each layer is extruded, it bonds to the previous layer, and...

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 •  July 22, 2016

When I bought the Raspberry Pi kit from Amazon, I decided not to get one of the very inexpensive cases that came with some of the kits. My reasoning was that since I have a 3D printer, I'd make my own. While it was a fun project, it was also probably more work than was necessary. Still, I got to experiment with how 3D printed parts can be assembled...

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 •  October 3, 2013

Apple might not have been the first company to use plastics in the construction of the new iPhone 5c, but analysts for IHS say the move will help drive more revenue towards the plastics industry.
Plastic resin for cellphones is already a multibillion-dollar business. In 2012 it alone generated $3.3 billion in revenue, a figure that IHS expects to ...

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 •  May 8, 2012

With laptop manufacturers struggling to keep costs down as they try to emulate the MacBook Air with Ultrabooks, they may have figured out one way to shave dollars off the price.
Intel's Taiwan chief believes Ultrabook pricing could fall as low as $599 later this year -- though $699 might be a more popular "sweet spot" -- in part because vendors ...