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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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Gartner Predicts 2018: 3D Printing Changes Business Models

by Pete Basiliere  |  December 12, 2017

Organizations are using 3DP to change their business models. It changes many of the calculations that have been made around specialty manufacturing. 3DP may never be as efficient as a...

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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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Yes, Virginia, there is a place for a 3D printer in the home. Or not.

by Pete Basiliere  |  December 28, 2015

Maybe I am “affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age,” as the New York Sun’s editorial writer put it 118 years ago. 3D printers will never become as ubiquitous...

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Mimaki: The Little Known 2D Printer Manufacturer with the Colorful 3D Printer

by Pete Basiliere  |  December 1, 2015

As the number of 3D printers grows daily, two manufacturers of “2D” printers have entered the market. And, no, HP is not one of them. The providers, one a company...

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Carbon3D and Google Further Validate 3D Printing's Promise - Is There More To It?

by Pete Basiliere  |  August 25, 2015

$100 million investment in Carbon3D is evidence of the potential value in the 3D printing market — not just from the printers, but also from 3D print file creation, storage...

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