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Study: Greater freedom in resins will fuel 3-D printer growth


April 29, 2014 4:27 pm ET

Greater freedom in plastic material choices will help fuel growth in 3-D printing markets, according to the lead author of a new Lux Research Inc. report.

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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