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Reality may be pulling back on 3-D investors' expectations — and cash


April 11, 2014 2:23 pm ET

Makers of 3-D printers have seen plenty of positive news stories, but falling share prices.

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3D Systems developing faster printers to support Google's new phone project


April 11, 2014 9:12 am ET

3D Systems Corp. is part of a new phone concept for Google Motorola which will allow phone buyers to mix and match different elements of a smartphone.

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3-D printer maker Stratasys buys compounder for material expertise


April 10, 2014 2:08 pm ET

Fresh off its purchase of two additive manufacturing service providers, 3-D printing equipment maker Stratasys Ltd. has purchased a plastics materials specialist: Interfacial Solutions LLC of River Falls, Wis.

3D printing specialist buys Colorado injection molder


April 9, 2014 5:34 pm ET

ARC Group Worldwide Inc. is expanding its reach to plastic injection molding, tooling and magnesium injection molding with the acquisition of two Colorado companies — Advance Tooling Concepts LLC and Thixoforming LLC.

Mold maker Smooth-On moving to larger site


April 9, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Liquid rubber and plastics manufacturer Smooth-On Inc., a producer of a variety of molds for multiple industries, has been running its factory constantly for most of the last eight years and finally has decided to move to a larger facility.

3-D printing firms expanding through acquisitions, new sites


April 3, 2014 10:40 am ET

The U.S. 3-D printing manufacturing sector is evolving rapidly as evidence by three separate announcements made on April 2.

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Kraibühler stepping down after 50 years at Arburg


April 1, 2014 3:48 pm ET

Herbert Kraibühler started out at as a teenage apprentice at Arburg GmbH + Co. KG and over the next 50 years in Lossburg, the local boy drawn to anything mechanical rose to become an internationally known expert in injection molding technology.

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Arburg's Technology Days nearly doubles population of its German hometown


March 28, 2014 12:39 pm ET

LOSSBURG, GERMANY — Once again at Arburg's Technology Days the tiny Black Forest town of Lossburg became a global plastics mecca, as 6,800 visitors descended on the event, held March 19-22.

RJG donating 3-D printers to schools


March 25, 2014 2:41 pm ET

RJG Inc. and a local nonprofit group are donating three MakerBot desktop 3-D printers to public schools near RJG's home of Traverse City, Mich.

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'Work hard, play hard' part of the secret at Plastic Components Inc.


March 19, 2014 12:32 pm ET

Being named a Best Place to Work was no happy accident for Plastic Components Inc. Owner and President Tom Duffey said his company works hard to hire employees who know what to do with autonomy. Employees who “fit.”

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