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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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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.

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