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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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Tecomet buys implant manufacturing specialist


September 4, 2014 12:16 pm ET

WILMINGTON, MASS. — Tecomet Inc., a Wilmington company that makes orthopedic implants, has purchased 3D Medical Manufacturing Inc., Riviera Beach, Fla., company that makes implants, specialty instruments and electromechanical assemblies for...

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Canadian firm planning a $10 million bet on additive manufacturing


August 14, 2014 3:05 pm ET

Canada's first full production additive parts manufacturer is gearing up to make parts for markets as diverse as aerospace, medical and energy.

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3D Systems acquires rapid prototyping firms


August 14, 2014 11:17 am ET

ROCK HILL, S.C. — 3D Systems Inc. has acquired American Precision Prototyping (APP) and its sister company American Precision Machining (APM), both providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and engineering...

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3-D printing a giant for Comic-Con


July 24, 2014 11:17 am ET

Minneapolis-based 3-D printing specialist Stratasys Ltd. has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and Wired magazine to create a 14-foot tall giant creature, which will be showcased at ...

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Now you can pick up hammer, nails and a 3-D printer at Home Depot


July 14, 2014 4:46 pm ET

3-D printing company MakerBot is coming to a hardware store near you.

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Arburg says it will begin selling Freeformer in the US in 2015


July 7, 2014 2:56 pm ET

Arburg GmbH & Co. KG is selling limited numbers of its new additive manufacturing machine, the Freeformer in Germany and — after NPE 2015 — will sell the them in the United States.

Additive manufacturing adding new potential for conformal cooling


July 3, 2014 10:15 am ET

Conformal cooling — molds with water lines that curve to direct cooling water to targeted areas of the tool — is getting a facelift thanks to additive manufacturing, according to Lou Young, director of new business development for Linear Mold and Engineering Inc.

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