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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...

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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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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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Jetting Technology and 3D Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 28, 2015

The entrance of “2D” inkjet press manufacturers into the 3D printing market is not a question of “if” but “how soon.” HP plans to introduce its 3D printer based on...

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Who do you compete with? The answer is not obvious.

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 27, 2015

Actually, your competition may have nothing to do with your business. Your competition are the disrupters: new technologies that come racing around the curve at you, the entrants that challenge...

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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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Et tu, Brother? And Your 2D Printer Brethren?

by Pete Basiliere  |  February 11, 2014

2D printer technology providers ranging from Canon to HP to Kyocera to Ricoh to Xerox have 3D printing technology. But they are not putting their names on a 3D printer...

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3D Printing 2014 Accelerates from 2013

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 2, 2014

Hello and Happy New Year! Gartner’s coverage of 3D printing blossomed during 2013 – twelve reports in twelve months – but we have been covering this space for seven years...

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