We all know what happened to books, music and other forms of creative content that were easily digitized. Are you prepared for what could happen to your brand when 3D printing starts digitizing everyday consumer products? The change will come slowly, but it’s inevitable. Already, printers can produce detailed solid objects, [...]
As 3D printers move from futuristic toy to a viable industry in themselves, most of us are still wondering exactly what sort of everyday function the technology will bring. Maybe, though, the future of 3D printing doesn't have to have concrete
Lego is exploring the possibility of customers making their own bricks and mini-figures using 3D printers as the Danish toymaker tries to adapt to the digital economy. Some Lego fans already make custom figures with websites offering creations as
Speed. We do not like to wait. Printing a document on a laser printer makes us antsy and that’s fairly quick. Printing a large item on many 3D printers takes an eternity, but the U.S. Government wants to help. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has asked [...]
First came the 3D-printed gun and 3-D printed internal organs. Now, better late than never: the 3D-printed engagement ring -- or pearl pendant, or diamond necklace, or really any piece of jewelry you can fathom
3D printer maker Stratasys reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Monday morning. It said it will invest more in sales and marketing and in R&D this year.
The 3D printers are coming. And fast. The only debate is over how fast. Velocity matters for stock pickers following the small world of pure-play public 3D printing companies. It is also relevant for business analysts and, perhaps surprisingly, for energy forecasters. 3D printers will -- as many have observed sometimes a [...]