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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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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Revisiting 3D Printing Investment

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in 3D Printing, Business, Investing

Revisiting 3D Printing Investment

Back in 2013, 3D printing technology created a ton of buzz for the potential impact it could have on our daily lives and future capabilities in a number of industries. As a result, 3D printing stocks shot up, giving a taste of the glory days of emerging technology in the 90’s and 2000’s. This trend didn’t continue into 2014, though, stocks dove as the barrier for entry into the 3D printing business was too high for most people. Fast-forward to today, and you have most leaders of 3D printing business down over two-thirds from then. A New Hope? Now that all the sci-fi dreaming and initial uncertainty about what 3D printing could accomplish has been replaced with real-world progress and increased accessibility, 3D printing companies are able to paint a clearer picture of what types of solutions they can achieve in the near future. We are now seeing the world’s largest industries of medical, energy, agriculture, and defense use this technology on much grander scale. 3D printed tissues and organs are now a reality, custom-fitted medical devices, custom-made engine parts, custom-made replacement parts for large equipment; these are all major resource-saving solutions to businesses involved in 3D printing ventures. According to analytical firm Canalys, the 3D printing market will grow to $16.2 billion by 2018. IDC expects worldwide 3D printer unit sales and installed base to grow at a combined compound annual growth rate of 59% through 2017. These are certainly numbers that would make anyone interested in 3D printing stocks. That’s why 2015 is being pegged as the year of 3D printing investment. The next step in 3D printing investment prospects is getting a piece of the pie by means of acquiring smaller 3D printing companies that can bring big returns for little investment capital. Will 3D Printing Ventures Reinvigorate Interest? If you haven’t been paying attention to the 3D printing industry lately, some multi-national corporations have been throwing huge sums of cash into the pot. Folks like General Electric and Hewlett Packard are really starting to throw their weight around. GE, for example is already expanding their production to include a $32 million dollar 3D printing facility in Pittsburgh, PA. This isn’t just a test plant, either, it will set the precedent for all major competitors in their related industries, like Philips, Sony, Black and Decker, and so-on. Hewlett Packard is reviving their own 3D printing investments by introducing their own 3D printing technology called Multi-Jet Fusion. As you might gather from the name, Hewlett Packard is speeding things up by reducing the price point of 3D printers and increasing the print speed by a factor of 10 times the competitors on the market. This prospect will be huge for grabbing more attention from the average consumer, as we all know, it is much more visually impressive to witness something being printed before your own eyes. For...

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