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Of Baseball, 3D Printed Hands and You

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 31, 2017

Hailey Dawson’s pitch won World Series viewers’ hearts. But there is more. To me, the most exciting aspect of 3D printing is medical devices — prosthetics and implants. 3D printed...

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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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3D Printing at CES: Hardware and Innovation

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 11, 2016

A study in contrasts — CES had the most number of 3D printing technology providers ever and the two biggest players had dramatically different exhibits. Stratasys and its MakerBot subsidiary...

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Is Stratasys’ Long Game Possible?

by Pete Basiliere  |  December 23, 2015

“We shape lives by revolutionizing the way things are made” is Stratasys’ new mission statement. Gartner colleagues and I visited the company’s Eden Prairie MN facility last week to meet...

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CES and Consumer 3D Printing — To the Mainstream!

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 11, 2015

More exhibitors, new printers and exciting applications at CES prove consumer 3D printing is moving beyond the hype. We will — indeed, we must — still pass through the “Trough...

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Mice, STEM and 3D Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 9, 2014

Mice, or more accurately MOUSE, was a guest exhibitor at Gartner Symposium this week. MOUSE “empowers underserved youth to learn, lead and create with technology. Our programs inspire STEM learning...

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Gartner Says Consumer 3D Printing Is More Than Five Years Away

by Pete Basiliere  |  August 19, 2014

Mainstream Consumer Adoption Will Take Time I blogged about our first Hype Cycle for 3D Printing when it was published. Our press release and the Hype Cycle graphic are...

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XYZprinting Adds SL and AiO — How Cryptic Is That?

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 5, 2014

In another sign of the maturation and growth of the 3D printing market, XYZprinting announced two new “all-in-one” (AiO) printers with 3D scanning capability and an affordable stereolithography (SL) printer...

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Adobe Photoshop Will Drive Use of 3D Printers by Your Business

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 16, 2014

Adobe Photoshop has long been a tool of choice for designers and creative types who are creating 2D and 3D images. But those images, even when in 3D, were typically...

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CES 2014 and 3D Printing - The End of Technology Evangelism?

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 12, 2014

Sometimes bad weather and cancelled travel plans work to your advantage. I could not make my way to Las Vegas for last week's Consumer Electronic Show because of the debilitating...

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