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 Guns – While 3D Printing Company’s Stocks Rise

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Media

3D Printing Guns – While 3D Printing Company’s Stocks Rise

It takes $452 and just 24 hours to build a semi-automatic rifle that falls outside of law enforcement’s radar — thanks to modern technology. Gilman Louie, a San Francisco venture capitalist who used to run the CIA’s venture arm In-Q-Tel, said he used a 3D printer to make part of an AR-15 that would normally come with a serial number.Louie got around the restrictions with the help of his Makerbot printer. Such printers let people make three-dimensional objects from designs created with software. Aside from the Makerbot printer, which costs $2,000, making the AR-15 was relatively cheap. Louie used one to two dollars’ worth of plastic to print the gun part. After printing the piece, known as the lower receiver, Louie shelled out another $400 to $450 to complete the gun with unregulated parts he got from Amazon.com. Within a week — and 24 hours’ worth of labor — he shot off more than 50 rounds. It was “not difficult at all,” he said. William Dante of the Association of 3D Printing, the 3D Printing Trade Association, feels that “the frightening and controversial issues in 3D Printing shouldn’t taint the whole industry. The project is sure to raise eyebrows. “The idea of being able to produce any weapon on demand … it’s a dilemma,” he said. Law enforcement issues notwithstanding, Louie and his San Francisco venture capital firm are in the process of finding 3D printing companies to invest in. The company, Alsop Louie Partners, aims to invest up to $5 million in a 3D printing start-up in the next six months, he said. The firm will look to invest more in the coming years. The 3D printing industry has become a lightning rod topic on Wall Street as shares of publicly traded 3D makers soar. The lofty stock prices have attracted short-sellers like hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, who thinks the space — and especially shares of 3D Systems Corp. — is ripe for a tumble. Louie also thinks the industry is “crude and primitive,” and that current printers are still far off from becoming a household item. As much as 80 percent of the present industry will be dead in 10 years, he said. But Louie thinks 3D printers are akin to the personal computer industry in the 1970s. The technology was crude and expensive back then, and yet it “changed all of our...

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Funding for 3D Printing Companies – From the 3D Printing Voice Podcast Series

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Financing, Media

Funding for 3D Printing Companies – From the 3D Printing Voice Podcast Series

Can you get funded? Get advice from the fundraising experts. Can people who need funding be “in their own way?” 3D Printing companies have special challenges when they look for funding. The 3D Printing Industry is new. It’s controversial. And the message needs to be simple. Listen to a professional fundraiser and hear her views. 3d printing company funding – reward the investors first http://3dprintingvoice.com/3d-printing-funding-podcast-company-executives-can-kill-the-deal/ 3d printing funding podcast – company executives can kill the deal http://3dprintingvoice.com/3d-printing-funding-podcast-company-executives-can-kill-the-deal/ 3d printing funding – podcast on challenges in 3d printing industry...

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