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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

To Buy or Not to Buy, That Is the Question

by Pete Basiliere  |  July 11, 2016

Aye, there is the Brexit rub. Is it best to invest in 3D printing now? Will you have outrageous fortune or a sea of troubles? (My apologies to Wm. Shakespeare, whose soliloquy in Hamlet I still remember from high school.) On 23 June 2016, the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the European Union […]

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3D Printing Takes On the Paper Printing Industry

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 15, 2016

3D printer manufacturers traveled to Gutenberg’s home country to exhibit at “drupa,” the biggest printing tradeshow worldwide, demonstrating unexpected opportunities to thousands of attendees from around the world. Drupa is a quadrennial event that fills 17 halls at the Messe in Dusseldorf with all kinds of digital and analog printing equipment and software. 3D printers […]

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HP’s New Jet Fusion 3D Printers Change the Conversation

by Pete Basiliere  |  May 18, 2016

The largest new vendor to enter the 3D printer market, does HP have what you need? HP announced on 17 May the first 3D printers that it has designed and manufactured, within the time frame promised eighteen months ago. The Jet Fusion 3D 3200 and 4200 systems will begin shipping in October. No stranger to the 3D […]

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From Nano to Massive to Bio: Gartner’s Cool Vendors in 3D Printing 2016

by Pete Basiliere  |  May 12, 2016

Entrepreneurial startups are pushing 3D printing’s boundaries. Check out these examples of the next generation of 3D print technology innovation in technology that benefits consumers and enterprises. The seven 3D print technologies continue to spin off variants and hybrids that improve finished-piece quality, increase the range of materials that can be 3D-printed, and increase productivity. […]

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What 3D Printing Means for Your Supply Chain

by Pete Basiliere  |  April 12, 2016

A broader understanding of 3D printing’s value to the supply chain is increasing investment plans across industries worldwide. Gartner research found that 65% of supply chain professionals are using or will invest in 3D printing over the next 2 years as they recognize its ability to produce product and augment manufacturing operations. The first 3D […]

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Stratasys and OtterBox — Prototype to Product in 8 Weeks

by Pete Basiliere  |  April 5, 2016

OtterBox 3D-prints 750 to 1,000 protective smartphone and tablet case prototypes per week with the new Stratasys J750 — sometimes within as little as 24 hours of receiving a new mobile phone or tablet’s specifications — evidence of how 3D printing has irrevocably changed product development. Stratasys’ new J750 has raised the 3D printing bar: Twice as […]

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Printing is Growing at the Expense of Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 29, 2016

Big digital presses such as HP Inc.’s Indigo models are taking share from older printing technologies — offset, flexographic and screen printing. The company is capitalizing on that trend as the 2012-2016 projected growth in the number of A4 (letter size) pages printed on HP Indigo presses worldwide will grow by over 50% to a projected 30 billion […]

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Let the Work Flow, er, Workflow, er . . .

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 17, 2016

Xerox’s new $649,000 Brenva HD Production Inkjet Press piqued everyone’s interest at this week’s customer event but workflow software underpins its strategy for enabling profitable digital printing. Xerox Document Technology, the “classic Xerox” that will be an $11 billion Fortune 500 company when “today’s Xerox” splits into two companies later this year, this week revealed to select […]

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Xerox Reaches a Fork in the Road and Goes Both Ways

by Pete Basiliere  |  February 4, 2016

Xerox will split in two by year end. Different companies, different roads, each with its own obstacles. My colleagues Ken Weilerstein, Cathy Tornbohm and Andy Neff published their “First Take” on the news that Xerox will split itself into two as-yet-unnamed publicly-traded companies: An $11B document technology company A $7B business process outsourcing (BPO) company […]

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Beyond Prototyping: Making Functional Parts with MarkForged

by Pete Basiliere  |  February 1, 2016

Every company that makes something requires tools, jigs, fixtures and sensors throughout their operation. 3D printers enable manufacturers to modify their equipment and assembly processes to be more efficient and have higher quality. I recently visited 2015 Gartner Cool Vendor MarkForged for an update on their progress. I held off writing about the visit until […]

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