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3D Print, the iPhone and You

by Pete Basiliere  |  May 16, 2019

Every one of us has a mobile phone or tablet. And the fact that you do is the reason that manufacturing is undergoing a radical transformation. A radical transformation enabled...

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3D Printing Accelerates, 4D Printing Gets Started

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 3, 2019

As manufacturing industries, healthcare providers and supply chains accelerate their practical uses of 3D printing, 4D printing is entering the market. Gartner’s predictions for 2019 highlight technologies and trends to...

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Resilience Enabled by 3D Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 19, 2018

No one talks about it, no one offers it. What happens when disaster strikes and you cannot get replacement machinery or hardware? Why aren’t 3D print service bureaus offering recovery...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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More Thinking About 3D Printing: Insights from CloudDDM, SAP, Source3 and UPS

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 19, 2016

2% of $1.8 trillion. Imagine if $36 billion of inventories were 3D-printed — in the USA alone. Following on my previous post, here are some thoughts on what several CES and...

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Thinking About 3D Printing: Insights from Carbon3D, HP and Voxel8

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 13, 2016

3D print tech providers talked industrial 3DP at CES, not just consumer uses. What were they saying? The TCT conference on 3D printing (3DP) took up nearly a full day...

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