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Pete Basiliere
Research Vice President
10 years at Gartner
16 years IT Industry

Mr. Basiliere provides research-based insights on 3D printing, digital printing systems and software applications, customer communications management (CCM), strategic document outsourcing (SDO) and automated document factory (ADF) best practices, go-to-market strategies, and technology trends. Read Full Bio

From Quantum to Edible – Gartner’s Cool Vendors in 3D Printing, 2017

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 30, 2017

Additive manufacturing is rapidly expanding. Startup vendors are bringing new technologies and services to market just as organizations are implementing 3D printing throughout their supply chains. The enterprise 3D printing market continues to be invigorated by many new entrants across technologies and geographies. The offerings of Gartner’s four Cool Vendors in 3D Printing, 2017 typify […]

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First Look: Canon Océ ProStream

by Pete Basiliere  |  February 21, 2017

Very good print quality, novel design, quick speed, long and sure to give competitors pause, the newest Canon inkjet web press is worth a look. I traveled to Poing Germany, outside of Munich, with executives from more than 100 printing companies and 22 countries for Canon’s unveiling of the Océ ProStream 1000 inkjet web press […]

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Predicts 2017: 3D Printing Accelerates

by Pete Basiliere  |  December 29, 2016

Manufacturers, consumer goods companies, medical device providers and their supply chain vendors are expanding the use of 3D printing — with the help of robots. Gartner’s annual predictions about the future of 3D printing have been published. A brief synopsis of this year’s 19 page Predicts report follows. Strategic Planning Assumption: By 2020, 10% of […]

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Rizing from Stealth Mode

by Pete Basiliere  |  December 13, 2016

The many well-funded startups worldwide is one sign of 3D printing’s maturity. Rize Inc. is one example worth noting, just ask Reebok and Boston Engineering. The Boston area is one of several hubs for 3D printing around the world. Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) begat Z Corporation, which was eventually acquired by […]

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What Is Not Adding Up?

by Pete Basiliere  |  November 15, 2016

Formnext, the European trade fair for the 3DP industry, bustled with attendees today, giving pause to the market’s doomsayers. As you may recall, Gartner’s forecast of the enterprise 3D printer (3DP) market remains strong with a 57.4% CAGR for shipments through 2020. And, yes, publicly-held 3DP manufacturers have faced headwinds of late. Yet the number […]

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Doing What Was Once Unfathomable

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 20, 2016

Located in a vibrant, evolving, innovative Silicon Valley neighborhood, FATHOM is a little known company that you need to know about. On the surface, FATHOM provides 3D printing equipment and manufacturing services to major tech companies in the Valley and beyond. Its history is impressive enough: Founded in 2008 as a distributor of Objet 3D […]

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Enterprise 3D Printer Shipments to Grow 57.4% CAGR through 2020

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 13, 2016

Gartner forecasts that worldwide shipments of enterprise and consumer 3D printers will reach 455,772 units in 2016, more than doubling the 219,168 units shipped in 2015. Looking further out, we forecast the total enterprise and consumer 3D printer worldwide shipments will expand at a 98.5% compound annual growth rate through 2020, and total spending will […]

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What’s Missing? 3D Print Workflow Software

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 2, 2016

Workflow software is a critical missing link for fully exploiting 3D printers in manufacturing, service bureau, government and education organizations. 3D printing demand is accelerating but the lack of workflow software inhibits more rapid market development, especially for industrial scale applications. Managing a 3D print workflow was not an issue when organizations had one 3D […]

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Beyond the Cube: Stratasys’ Infinite-Build Envelope and Robotic Composite 3D Printer

by Pete Basiliere  |  August 25, 2016

With its new technology Stratasys is about to turn 3D printing on its head . . . almost . . . Historically, 3D printers have been constrained in many ways: material range, speed, quality and the print size. Efforts were made, and continue to be made, to expand the materials, increase throughput and achieve higher and […]

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ActivArmor — A Niche Provider with a Global Opportunity

by Pete Basiliere  |  August 4, 2016

Diana Hall is transforming the way your next cast or splint is made. Know anyone with a broken bone or carpal tunnel syndrome? We have all had broken bones at some point, or have a family member who did. Remember how itchy and heavy and cumbersome the plaster cast was? And good luck trying to […]

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