Tag: 3D Printing

Cornell researchers 3D print fully functional loudspeaker

In a development that provides a glimpse of 3D printing’s potential, Cornell University researchers have 3D printed a working loudspeaker, according to the university. That’s impressive because instead of creating the shell of a product using 3D printing, they created an integrated system – albeit a simple one. The loudspeaker was designed by mechanical engineering

MakerBot retail stores launch time-based 3D printing service

MakerBot yesterday announced a new a 3D print service at its retail stores, which it is making available immediately. Customers can now bring a .STL, .OBJ, or Thing file into the stores on USB drive, and items will be 3D printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Pricing is based on print time,

MakerBot selects winners of its “math manipulative” challenge

Last month, we wrote about a design challenge MakerBot hosted on its Thingiverse website asking users to create 3D-printed math manipulatives for use in the classroom. The idea was that these educational tools, which are typically fairly expensive, could be made more widely available through 3D printing. MakerBot says it received more than 160 entries, which

Stratasys says Afinia 3D printer infringes on four of its patents

3D printing company Stratasys reported today that it has brought suit for patent infringement against Afinia, the company behind the Afinia H-Series 3D printer. Stratasys alleges four of its patents were infringed on, the most recent of which was issued in January 2013. The complaint cites patents related to “part porosity, liquefier structure, temperature control

Motorola, 3D Systems partner to create customized phones

One of the ways Motorola, which was acquired by Google last year, is attempting to set itself apart in the crowded mobile marketplace is by giving users an unprecedented ability to customize their phones, and they’re doing it with a technology tailor made for highly custom manufacturing: 3-D printing. 3D Systems, a leader in the

MakerBot challenges designers to create math teaching tools

The economic effects of innovations like 3-D printing and robotics aren’t always readily apparent. For instance, 3-D printing is recognized as a way for businesses to cheaply create prototypes, but it’s not widely viewed as a way to reduce expenses in school classrooms. 3-D printing company MakerBot, however, sees an opportunity. MakerBot is holding a

Report: 3-D printing to undergo massive growth through 2020

3-D printing has been hailed as the next big thing for a while now, but as the technology continues to improve and cost decreases, it appears to be on the cusp of breaking out in a big way. Exhibit A — a newly released research report by MarketsandMarkets predicts the segment will expand at an

Stratasys: 3-D printing has “gone mainstream” in China

3-D printing manufacturer Stratasys recently appointed one of China’s largest electronics and office supply retailers as master distributor for its entry-level “Idea Series” of 3-D printers in China. Stratasys Asia Pacific reported the news today, saying, “Stratasys 3-D printing technologies have gone mainstream and entered the office automation solution offerings in China.” The partnership is

Stratasys 3-D printing company nets $462M via public offering

3-D printer manufacturer Stratasys Ltd. today reported it has closed its previously announced public offering. The company sold more than 5 million ordinary shares at a public offering price of $93 per share for net offering proceeds of approximating $462.8 million, after underwriting discounts, commissions and other estimated offering expenses. J.P. Morgan acted as sole

3-D printing leader Stratasys announces public offering

Stratasys, the professional 3-D printing leader that acquired desktop 3-D printing standout MakerBot during the summer, announced yesterday that it intends to offer 4 million of its ordinary shares in an underwritten public offering. Based on its current stock price, that would raise more than $400 million — about the same amount the company paid