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GE building $32 million advanced manufacturing center near Pittsburgh


November 14, 2014 1:33 pm ET

General Electric Co. is upping the role that additive manufacturing will play among its diverse businesses.

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Hy-Ten bringing in more sales, equipment, workers under new president


November 14, 2014 1:46 pm ET

Knowing all the aspects of custom molder Hy-Ten Plastics Inc.'s business has helped newly named President Cassandra McCullough build the company.

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Local Motors 3-D prints its second car even faster than the first


November 14, 2014 9:39 am ET

Local Motors, the company that 3-D printed and assembled a drivable car in just five days, is at it again — this time with one less day and with several more ambitious plans for 2015.

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Astronauts, 3-D printing and hoverboards? Sounds good


November 5, 2014 11:01 am ET

Buzz Aldrin may have been the second person to step on the moon, but he was definitely the first former moonwalker to ride a hoverboard.

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Hewlett-Packard jumping into the booming business of 3-D printing


October 30, 2014 2:26 pm ET

The world of 3-D printing has a new player — and it's a major name from the world of office printers: Hewlett-Packard Co.

3-D materials market expected to reach $650 million by 2019


October 28, 2014 10:11 am ET

Wellesley, Mass.-based BCC Research LLC forecasts the global market for advanced 3-D printing materials to grow to $650 million by 2019, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 17.9 percent.

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Automakers globally using 3-D printing to speed production, prototyping


October 27, 2014 11:41 am ET

As the cost declines and capabilities improve, automakers and suppliers increasingly are relying on 3-D printing to shorten product development cycles, cut prototype costs, reduce mechanical failures and test new ways of raising fuel efficiency.

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SPI expanding 3-D printing pavilion at NPE


October 20, 2014 1:17 pm ET

While 2015 will mark the first time 3-D printing will be featured on its own at the triennial NPE trade show, the new pavilion is already bursting at the seams, according to the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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Linear takes additive manufacturing to new levels in tools, prototyping


October 10, 2014 4:20 pm ET

Additive manufacturing was a natural fit for Linear Mold & Engineering Inc.

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3-D printing specialist aims at better materials, faster equipment


September 19, 2014 2:07 pm ET

An exception in the crowded field of boutique vendors and agents at this year's AsiaMold show was Changsha-based Hunan Farsoon Hi-tech Co. Ltd., whose nylon-based selective laser sintering systems have applications in industrial-strength prototyping.

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