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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.

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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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