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Stratasys unveils mega, robotic 3D printers to build large parts

Stratasys' unveiled two 3D printers for industrial uses, including a machine that builds objects sideways for limitless sizes and a printer on the end of a robotic arm, enabling never-before capable details and object strength.

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Researchers demo 3D-printed, shape-shifting objects

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created 3D-printable, bio-based "smart" materials that can change shape when heating with an electrical current or exposed to various ambient temperatures.

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Defective products could result from cyberattacks on industrial 3D printers

With the growth of Internet-connected 3D printers, researchers say there's a threat of hackers tweaking manufacturing specifications and introducing defects that affect the reliability of parts for numerous industries.

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Wearables gone wild

Boston MFA showcases 3D-printed fashions, laser-cut clothing and dresses sporting solar panels and LED lights in its #techstyle exhibit.

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Why you'll never buy a 3D printer

While 3D printer sales are expected to grow over the next four years, the consumer market has failed to take off as fast as expected. The reason? Buyers are still trying to figure out why they’d need a 3D printer all.

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Review: New Matter’s MOD-t 3D printer is ingeniously simple (with video)

The MOD-t is a low-cost 3D printer that isn’t capable of building detailed, high-resolution objects, but will satisfy entry-level makers with its minimalist looks and ease of use.

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29% off FlashForge Finder 3D Home Printer - Deal Alert

The FlashForge Finder is a user-friendly, home-friendly, and wallet-friendly 3D printer, designed for beginners.

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Mingis on Tech: 4D printing arrives -- and so does the mystery gadget guy

You've already heard of 3D printing, but what about 4D? Executive News Editor Ken Mingis gets the details from Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and they both puzzle over the mystery gadget guy's mystery gadget.

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The coolest 3D-printed things at the RAPID conference

In each of its 26 years, the RAPID Printing & Additive Manufacturing Conference has raised the bar for the level of sophistication of things that can be created using 3D printing techniques. This year's conference in Orlando showcased...

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UPS, SAP to launch on-demand 3D printing service

UPS and SAP plan to collaborate to create a supply chain network based on 3D printing for on-demand manufacturing.

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How 4D printing is now saving lives

Physicians and 3D printing manufacturers are successfully using biomaterials to print splints, tissue scaffolds and other devices that grow and bend with a patient, and in some cases are even saving lives.

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Digital manufacturing could eliminate warehouses, create on-demand production

As manufacturers move to turn more products into digital files that can be transmitted to 3D printers awaiting orders, warehouses and excess inventory could be eliminated.

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HP begins selling its Jet Fusion 3D printer; says it's 50% cheaper, 10X faster than others

HP today began taking orders for its new Jet Fusion 3D printer, which it said will revolutionize manufacturing by increasing the speed of parts manufacturing 10-fold while halving costs compared to other 3D printing technologies.

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3D printing industry to triple in four years to $21B

The 3D printing industry is expected to triple its revenue mainly through the consumer electronics and automotive industries, each of which will contribute 20% of total revenue.

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Disney files patent for near instantaneous 3D printing

Disney has filed a patent for a new 3D printing technique that uses high-intensity light to harden resin into a shape in a single process, unlike traditional 3D printing that uses a layer-by-layer approach.

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This 3D printer can rival standard manufacturing on the factory floor

A Silicon Valley start-up has launched a 3D printer that is capable of manufacturing limited product runs of up to 45,000 units, making it one of the first machines of its kind on a factory floor.

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Sales of desktop 3D printers explode, growing nearly 70%

The 3D printing industry topped $5.1 billion in sales last year, a 26% uptick over the previous year, much of it due to a marked increase in industrial machines.

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Uniz Technology touts its Slash 3D printer as 50X faster than others

A new 3D printer that's earned more than four times its original $50K Kickstarter crowdfunding goal in just seven days is 50 times faster than rivals, according to the startup backing the new device.

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