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Carbon3D is the 3D Printing Company Changing the Design and Manufacturing Industry

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Carbon3D is the 3D Printing Company Changing the Design and Manufacturing Industry

THE M1 IS A POWERFUL NEW TOOL FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING. For the first time, it’s possible to 3D print isotropic parts with mechanical properties and surface finish like injection-molded plastics. No other additive technology delivers the synthesis of fit, form, and function needed to bridge the gap between prototyping and manufacturing. About Carbon Carbon works at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science. Our vision is a future fabricated with light, where traceable, final-quality parts are produced at scale with CLIP technology. CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production — makes this vision possible by combining engineering­-grade materials with exceptional resolution and surface finish. Google Ventures: Carbon...

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Investing in 3D Printing Technology – Market Leaders and Big Brands Crowding the Growing 3D Printing Field

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Investing in 3D Printing Technology – Market Leaders and Big Brands Crowding the Growing 3D Printing Field

“…market leaders 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS) ran into operational challenges as the real-world demand failed to live up to the initial hype of a 3D print revolution.” “HP made its long-awaited entry into the 3D printer market five months ago, with partners that include Nike (NKE), Autodesk (ADSK), Proto Labs (PRLB) and BMW. HP announced two industrial 3D printers, with plans to begin shipping product later this year.” “General Electric, which had already invested about $1.5 billion since 2010 in what it calls additive manufacturing technology…” READ...

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3D Printing Joint Ventures – Trumpf

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TRUMPF has agreed on a joint venture in the additive manufacturing sector. The partner is Italy’s biggest laser manufacturer SISMA S.p.A., which has a 45-percent stake in the new enterprise while TRUMPF has a 55-percent interest. Both partners are bringing expertise, human resources and capital to the joint venture. TRUMPF SISMA S.r.l. is based in Piovene Rocchette near Vicenza, Italy. There, TRUMPF and SISMA plan to co-develop latest-generation production systems for the 3D printing of metal components. The technology known as ‘additive manufacturing’ enables any component to be built up directly from a 3D design program. The parts are created layer by layer from metallic powder, using the power of the laser. The technology has the potential of partially replacing methods such as milling or casting. The components are just as durable and long-lasting as their conventionally produced counterparts. Today, companies from the most diverse sectors are qualifying components and products suited to additive manufacturing rather than the conventional methods utilized until now. To offer solutions here, TRUMPF is working on rapid entry into this market – at its headquarters in Ditzingen as well as together with SISMA. The two joint venture partners, with their high level of expertise in laser and mechanical engineering, want to provide robust and productive machines for mass production. “Many machines on the market today are aimed more at prototype construction,” explains Dr. Peter Leibinger, head of TRUMPF Laser Technology. “In the future, however, the most important criterion where additive manufacturing lines are concerned will be their suitability for industrial...

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Who Is Funding 3D Printing Startups?

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Who Is Funding 3D Printing Startups?

HP Tech Ventures VC Investing In 3D Printing, Virtual Reality And Internet Of Things HP Tech Venture’s goal will be to invest in and help nurture tech startups in the most advanced technology and communication fields. It will focus mainly on strategic Series A deals in five key areas: immersive experiences (augmented and virtual reality); smart machines (home and commercial robots); the Internet of Things; and finally 3D printing and the broader 3D ecosystem of hardware, software, and materials. READ MORE   GE Ventures Investing In 3D Printing Startup Desktop Metal, a Lexington startup that aims to create an affordable and efficient metal 3D printer, has disclosed that it has landed $52 million in total funding from investors including GE Ventures and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. According to its website, Desktop Metal is “the effortless way to go from 3D (computer-aided design) to robust metal parts.” Its 3D printers claim to build complex parts “beautifully and at a price that makes it attainable by every design and manufacturing team.” READ MORE   The Top 10 Investors In 3D Printing Who is funding the startups? By virtue of being an angel investor Kima Ventures positions itself in such a way that it makes more smaller investments, thereby arguably explaining why it has invested in so many new 3D printing startups. Having said that, if you’re a 3D printing entrepreneur you should probably give them a call. READ MORE   Why Do Top Funds Choose Proto Labs Over Other 3D Printing Stocks? When it comes to picking the leaders in the 3D printing industry, see why top-performing fund managers are placing their bets on Proto Labs over 3D Systems, Stratasys, ExOne and even tech giant...

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3D Printing Ventures Video – 3D Printing Factory Mass Customization – 3D Print Lip Balm

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3D Printing Ventures Video – 3D Printing Factory Mass Customization – 3D Print Lip Balm

Travis Brown, CEO of First Rule Media Network, brings you the First Rule Minute. Some of First Rule Ventures’ clients have utilized 3D printers for mobile innovation labs, giving the Boy Scouts of America a chance to develop and create tools necessary for their training. What does this mean for printing going forward? And will Travis love it or shove it?   3D Printing Factory Mass Customization – Medical Applications A Place To Start For 3D Printing Kegan Schouwenburg came up with the idea for SOLS while working for Shapeways. “What are we gonna do with 3D printing?” she wondered. “What is gonna take this from hobbyist technology to really mass consumer sector.”   DIY 3D Printed EOS Lip Balm! How To Print Out A REAL EOS! Watch Me Use A 3D PRINTER! 4D...

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

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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

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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 Systems Class Action Law Suit

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3D Systems Class Action Law Suit

Stockholders have filed a class action lawsuit against 3D Systems of Rock Hill, alleging the company intentionally deceived investors by making false and misleading statements they used to make financial decisions. Some stockholders, according to federal court filings, lost millions of dollars in stock value when 3D Systems announced twice in 2014 that its quarterly earnings were below analysts’ expectations, causing 3D Systems’ stock prices to plummet. Officials from 3D Systems said Wednesday the company does not comment on pending litigation and that the company “believes the claims alleged in the putative stockholder class action lawsuit and the related derivative lawsuit are without merit and we intend to defend the company and its officers and directors vigorously.”  That’s the part that doesn’t make sense. If they don’t comment, than what are they doing commenting? Read the full story here  ...

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3D Printing Stocks – And What Is Happening With 3D Printing Firm Organovo?

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3D Printing Stocks – And What Is Happening With 3D Printing Firm Organovo?

The recent slide over the last few weeks has been spawned from the company’s latest secondary offering in which they raised an additional $40 million at a $4.25 share price. This struck a nerve with investors and provided yet another opportunity to rake in the profits. While the market didn’t love this news, in my opinion, as well as that of the company, this was a move to insure that Organovo remains a market leader within the bioprinting space. With around $90 million in cash on hand and no debt, Organovo now has a balance sheet which would make any biotech company envious. While analysts don’t expect the company to realize a profit until sometime in 2019, the magnitude of what Organovo is trying to do certainly makes their market cap of $345 million seem appealing, especially when the company recently estimated their current planned areas of research could lead to $400+ in annual revenue in the long run. Nothing is a certainly, especially in the bioprinting industry, much less the 3D printed biotech industry, but Organovo has a significant lead on the competition and has built a strong foundation for future success with partnerships with companies like L’Oréal and Merck. Any hint at a wildly successful product, either through these partnerships or their own R&D, could lead to a $1 billion+ buyout offer in the long run even if the company is not yet...

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3D Printed Heat Exchanger Has Venture Capitalists Wanting More

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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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