Hewlett-Packard remains the leader in the printing space, which is a high-margin business courtesy of ink supplies. However, enterprises are increasingly knowledgeable about the costs of printing and looking to farm management of these devices out to companies like HP and Xerox. Other key players: Lexmark, Eastman Kodak and Ricoh.
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South Korean government is drawing up a 10-year plan to promote and develop 3D printing into a new growth market for the country, as well as better coordinate current research efforts.
Autodesk's subscriptions---cloud and maintenance---were strong in the first quarter. Over time, cloud subscriptions and 3D printing connections will be key to growth.
Makerbot shipments ramped in the first quarter, but Stratasys also sold key high-end systems. Expenses are going to move higher as the company invests in sales and marketing, R&D and manufacturing.
The break down of communist-sponsored heavy industry in Poland and its gradual sell off has helped turn Poland into a 3D printing hotspot.
Stratasys-owned RedEye said the two fuel tanks for the Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Company are some of the largest objects its ever printed.
Single-purpose printers boast many advantages over multifunction devices. In addition to delivering better-quality prints, higher monthly duty cycles, and more value, dedicated printers often...
The paper copier pioneer reported a five-percent drop in first-quarter profits and trimmed its adjusted earnings forecast for the year, citing slow growth in its services unit and dwindling revenue from its printing business.
The UK-based company Brightwake used Stratasys 3D printed parts to reduce prototyping costs by 96 percent for its blood-recycling machine Hemosep - reiterating the cost efficiencies 3D printing can bring to the prototype process.
Canon Marketing Japan will begin selling a broader line of 3D Systems 3D printers.
3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental says 3D printing is localizing and transforming the manufacturing industry, moving the technology into version 2.0.
The plan for Stratasys, one of the larger 3D printing players along with 3D Systems, is to combine Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies with its RedEye digital manufacturing services business.
If you thought 3D printing was a fad, think again. The latest forecast suggests the relatively new market could be worth billions to the economy in the next four years.
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Meg Whitman said watching 3D print projects complete was "like watching ice melt" and the quality "isn't where it should be."
Stratasys is hoping that MakerBot desktop systems will ultimately lead to a halo effect for its industrial strength products for manufacturing.