Articles about Printers
Tech Pro Research's latest survey reveals that a majority of respondents are already using or considering the use of 3D printers in the enterprise. The resulting report also included budget plans, best uses and favored vendors.
Perhaps no technology has been overhyped more than 3D printing in recent years, but that doesn't mean it isn't delivering real disruption. Here's how, and what's still holding it back.
When asked whether an emerging technology like 3D printing should be on the CIO's radar, our jury was split down the middle.
3D printing may hold both promise and peril, according to industry experts. Our latest guide looks at how this evolving technology is being used, the benefits it offers, and the concerns it raises.
Consumer 3D printing and bio-printing hog most of the headlines these days, but additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping have a decades-long heritage. Our timeline documents some of the key technologies, companies, products, services and applications involved.
While 3D printing is clearly tech's 'next big thing,' it still has several important factors holding it back from mass adoption. Here are the major obstacles.
In 3D printing, guns aren't the only tricky issues cropping up. The same types of legal and intellectual property issues that have haunted music and movies are about to get a lot broader.
The future of the burgeoning 3D printing industry looks set to be a battle of materials and data, as the industry's emerging players work to create technology with the potential to change the face of the world's manufacturing industry.
South Korea is preparing a 10-year roadmap to boost the 3D printing industry in the export-driven country. But can the government increase demand, awareness and education for a business that is starting from scratch?
Although the worlds of consumer plastic and industrial metal 3D printing are very different — as are their audiences — a pair of top engineers working in these two areas share a number of views on the future of the technology.
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.
If you need to be able to print anywhere, anytime, this is worth a look - but there are, inevitably, serious limitations on functionality and performance.
An excellent high-speed network printer, but be prepared to add extra memory and paper trays.
Well worth considering if you're in a cramped office, or are working from home.
A great workhorse colour printer for large networks.
Its output quality is excellent, but the P-400's price and slow speed may put some buyers off.
A very capable printer for workgroups with high throughput requirements.
A versatile monochrome printer for small workgroups.
A compact portable printer capable of very high-quality -- if small and expensive -- prints.
OKI's C7200dn is an affordable network colour printer that delivers excellent output speed thanks to its efficient use of single-pass LED printing technology.
An impressive attempt to establish colour inkjet printing in corporate workgroups.
It's certainly portable, but it's expensive and can't print on plain paper.