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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.
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.
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.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 3D printing: Overcoming the legal and intellectual property issues
- 2 How 3D printing is building a new future
- 3 What about the Hard Drive in Your Printer?
- 4 Research: 60 percent of enterprises are using or evaluating 3D printing
- 5 Will this $100 RepRap be the device that takes 3D printing to the masses?