Rapid Prototyping


Employees enjoy outdoor fun at Forecast 3D

March 19, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Employees at Forecast 3D like to have fun. Luckily for them, the company has a badminton court, a basketball court, a weight room and, in the lunchroom, arcade games.

MakerGear finds its niche in 3-D printing

March 17, 2014 1:17 pm ET

BEACHWOOD, OHIO — Activity — sales, hiring, customers — abounds for MakerGear, a 5-year-old Beachwood company that expects this year to manufacture and ship at least 1,000 3-D printers to customers in the U.S. and overseas.

Arrk Europe builds on its prototyping expertise

March 14, 2014 10:14 am ET

Arrk Europe Ltd. is rolling out plans to expand its prototyping and development sales in England.

Minnesota molder Diversified Plastics adds 3-D printer

February 13, 2014 2:59 pm ET

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Employee-owned contract manufacturer and injection molder Diversified Plastics Inc. of Brooklyn Park, Minn., added a three-dimensional printer for production of prototype parts and mold components.

3-D printing company Materialise acquires E-Prototypy

February 10, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Belgium-based 3-D printing company Materialise NV has announced its acquisition of E-Prototypy, Poland's leading provider of rapid prototypes and 3-D printing.

3D printing experiences double-digit global growth

January 31, 2014 1:14 pm ET

The 3D printing market will grow rapidly in the next few years with demand for machinery expected to reach $5 billion in 2017, according to a forecast from U.S. research group Freedonia. This would represent an annual growth rate of 20.7 percent from a level of $1.9 billion in 2012.

3-D printing to get a focus at NPE 2015

January 24, 2014 1:09 pm ET

A new annual exhibition, NPE3D: The Manufacturing Industry's Global 3D Conference and Solutions Fair, will make its debut at NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla., the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. announced Jan 22.


World 3D printing demand

January 23, 2014 7:59 pm ET

3D Systems makes two more acquisitions

January 3, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Prototype specialist 3D Systems Corp. has purchased Xerox Corp.'s solid ink engineering and development teams and a three-dimensional modeler of licensed entertainment toys, both as part of a series of buys by the company to bring multiple parts of the 3D printing industry under its roof.

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