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Additive manufacturing a natural step for Thogus


June 17, 2014 3:38 pm ET

A third-generation CEO — his grandfather founded the company as a tool-and-die business in the 1950s — Matt Hlavin expanded Thogus Products Co. into a family of companies with a range of specialties including medical and additive...

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Arburg looking to add more materials, sizes to Freeformer


June 5, 2014 3:19 pm ET

A year after unveiling its Freeformer 3-D printing technology, Arburg GmbH & Co. KG is working to broaden the size and materials range of the equipment.

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Pursuing the dream of 3-D printing an entire car chassis


June 4, 2014 1:52 pm ET

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is pushing the bounds of 3-D printing — working with an Ohio machinery company to print a full-size car chassis from carbon-fiber reinforced plastics this fall at the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

How hot is 3-D printing? Hot enough to get Wal-Mart's attention.


June 2, 2014 12:45 pm ET

You know you've reached a level of public acceptance of new technology when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gets involved.

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Prototyping specialist adds liquid silicone rubber to product line


May 29, 2014 11:00 am ET

Proto Labs Inc., a quick-turn maker of prototype and short-run goods, now allows customers to order liquid silicone rubber and metal injection molded parts as a standard option.

FDA official announces coming communication about 3-D printing


May 12, 2014 2:26 pm ET

CLEVELAND — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing a statement spelling out the agency’s position on 3-D printing for developing medical devices, a top FDA materials scientist said at the Plastics in Medical Devices conference in Cleveland.

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3-D printing already aiding thousands of patients worldwide


May 7, 2014 2:16 pm ET

CLEVELAND — A futuristic world of personalized medicine is becoming reality for thousands of patients thanks to the innovative companies and researchers at the forefront of 3-D printing.

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Global 3-D printer market grew by nearly 35 percent in 2013


May 2, 2014 2:30 pm ET

The global market for 3-D printing grew by its fastest rate in 17 years, according a new report from Wohlers Associates Inc.

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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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