3D Printing Your Idea Into Startup Reality – 3D Printing News

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in 3D Printing, Media, Startups

3D Printing Your Idea Into Startup Reality – 3D Printing News

Founded in 2012 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab, Formlabs made history when it launched a record-breaking $3M Kickstarter campaign.   3D PRINTING NEWS 3D Systems said it would challenge an arbitrator’s decision that it must pay $11.2 million to a co-founder of a company it acquired. READ MORE   Avi Reichental, who as been at the helm of 3D Systems for over a decade, has stepped down from his position as CEO. “I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to lead and build this fine company for the past 12 years, and I am excited about its future,” said Reichental. – See more at: http://www.tctmagazine.com/3D-printing-news/avi-reichental-steps-down-from-3d-systems/#sthash.m5zikWmf.dpuf READ MORE JOIN THE ASSOCIATION OF 3D PRINTING When you invest in the Association of 3D Printing and 3D Printing Ventures at the highest levels, you are investing in a vision for the future of 3D Printing, a vision you help create. JOIN...

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3D Printing Startups to Watch at Upcoming Inside 3D Printing Competition

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in 3D Printing, Startups

3D Printing Startups to Watch at Upcoming Inside 3D Printing Competition

Some interesting 3d printing startups to watch… 3DPrinterOS is the world’s first operating system for 3D printers. Many enterprises, schools and service bureaus already use their cloud-based 3D printing management platform to prepare, fix, securely store, and stream 3D designs to 3D printers with data tracking and analytics. AstroPrint is the android for the 3D printing industry, with software that is compatible with eighty percent of desktop 3D printers and makes them incredibly simple to operate. Savvy Society is a fashion brand that allows girls to design and wear custom 3D printed fashion accessories. Girls become their own fashion designers, but also learn about lightweight CAD design, as well as about 3D printing. READ MORE Use the discount code CHANNEL for 10% off Inside 3D Printing Santa...

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3D Printed Heat Exchanger Has Venture Capitalists Wanting More

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in 3D Printing, Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing

3D Printed Heat Exchanger Has Venture Capitalists Wanting More

Fuller’s gizmo is a heat exchanger – a device that is found in fridges, air-conditioners, power stations and, in this case, cars – and a product of 3D printing. Its internal geometry is so complex it can’t be made any other way. It’s half the weight of similar devices, significantly more efficient – and already has Silicon Valley venture capitalists keen to know more. Why? Because the heat exchanger industry will be reportedly worth $20 billion within the next five years. READ MORE I’m very excited to see how Additive Manufacturing can improve heat exchanger performance. It will enable complex designs that would be impossible to braze, either to fit into odd shaped spaces, to enhance the heat transfer coefficient, or to reduce the pressure drop by smoothing flow transitions and entry effects. Designs could also easily be customized or tailored to the air flow to increase performance in high-flow regions or save weight in dead air spots. I would also be very interested in seeing how printed surface treatments could be applied to internal, irregular...

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3D Printing Industry Investments Ripe For Investors

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Business, Investing, Startups

3D Printing Industry Investments Ripe For Investors

3D Printing Industry Set to Explode: 3 Promising Picks The 3D Printing industry seems to be on the brink of major transformation, with expanding end markets, influx of players and burgeoning applications for the technology. We believe that as 3D printing begins to permeate across more sectors, the time is ripe for investors to enter the arena and ride the impending wave of growth. READ FULL ARTICLE     “Digital Cobbler” Feetz Walks Off With $1.3 Million for 3-D Printed Shoes Feetz Inc., a Tennessee-based startup that calls itself a “digital cobbler,” as it makes custom footwear with 3-D printers, has raised $1.25 million in seed funding to begin offering its goods to consumers, the company said. READ FULL ARTICLE     Metal 3D Printing Startup MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million From GE Ventures MatterFab wants to change the way metal 3D printing is done by making the process more scalable and affordable. It’s raised $5.75 million in funding to continue to refine its 3D printing technology and get its printers onto the production lines of industrial manufacturers. GE is an interesting investor, considering the manufacturer’s decision to adopt 3D printing for some custom parts was part of the inspiration for MatterFab’s founding. READ FULL...

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A New 3D Printing Venture

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in 3D Printing, Environment, Startups, Technology

A New 3D Printing Venture

More 3D printing technology investors are noticing the moves being made by Singapore in the 3D printing industry. Another name has been added to the list of investments, NanoSun, a startup company that has developed their own 3D printed water filtration system. They just got the investment of over 3 million US dollars from China Commerce Group for International Economic Cooperation. Big name and they mean big business. Why is this Chinese company so excited about this 3D printing company? Well, NanoSun has developed this 3D printed technology to act as a membrane that will treat waste that comes from the Qingdao Industrial Tech properties, covering over 20 square miles in Shandong. A filter that can treat the millions of waste water every year affordably is an amazing feat, especially considering how precious water is for an industrialized nation like China, whom struggles to keep up with unprecedented growth and loosely regulated industries running rampant. The 3D printing venture is the headliner for China’s national push to market their industrial waste water treatment plan. This venture will then pave the way for distribution of effective filtration products throughout the world, having a huge impact on the environment. 3D Printing Innovation that Inspires NanoSun has only been around for about two years and they have already developed so a great breakthrough technology through harnessing 3D printing. While traditional layer water channels battle with modern wastewater, NanoSun’s 3D printed layers are even equipped for water recovery. The 3D printed layers, which are fabricated at Nanyang, even keep going twice as long and are resistant to breakage, against bacterial and those with chemical properties. They even carry a flow rate of no less than ten times more than routine water filtration layers. What will show at Qingdao will be a moderate, yet compelling innovation that can transform dirtied and modern wastewater into a wellspring of clean water, without the era of auxiliary waste, which different existing frameworks have. We see incredible potential for creative innovation to succeed in China and past global adoption. There is an expanding interest for the business to treat wastewater better and quicker. Applying NanoSun’s innovation at an expansive scale will build the productivity of water treatment and diminish the effect of natural contamination. That is the reason why 3D printing angel investors are so excited about stories like these. Small companies doing big things, thanks to the incredible capabilities that 3D printing technologies bring to the table. The joint endeavor is required to further help NanoSun’s endeavors to build its scope of water treatment items to take care of mechanical demand. The start-up will likewise be working with different schools to grow new layers with inventive materials and procedures. ‘NanoSun innovation can’t be created without business investors. Numerous groups are water-focused on, confronting a deficiency of clean drinking water or contamination in their water sources. This is...

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