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Autodesk's Attempts to Spark a 3D Printing Revolution - reference 3D printer Ember has average resolution of 10 microns, uses photo-cured resin as primary printing material, Rakesh Sharma, Yahoo.com, Oct 27, 2014

Some Disadvantages of 3D Printings - user can't buy 3D printer, make anything desired, 3D model is still far too difficult for most people, manufacturing price is high with SLS printers, Debamoy Ghosh, SketchUp Ur Space, Sep 2014

Why 3D Systems Corporation Established a $150 Million Credit Facility - understanding bank debt, 3D Systems could use credit facility for shorter term funding needs of business, Steve Heller, The Motley Fool, Oct 20, 2014

UV Replacement/Calibration - replace if software recommends new UV lamp upon calibration or UV lamp bulb is physically broken, process to replace UV assembly on desktop printers, Daniel Lindsay, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 10, 2014

3 Companies That Could Become The Kinko's of 3D Printing - FedEx Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Walgreen Company might offer 3D printing services to consumers, Rakesh Sharma, Benzinga, Sep 30, 2014

Stratasys Grabs CAD - GrabCAD's collaboration platform is CAD agnostic, will provide easier access to CAD data; acquisition increases collaboration, accessibility of 3D CAD files that could accelerate adoption of Stratasys' 3D printing technologies, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Sep 30, 2014

HoneyComb: A New and Free Browser-Based Parametric CAD Platform for 3D Printing - parametric CAD program has simple interface, users can sketch 2D objects, convert them into full 3D shapes, created designs are stored in cloud using STL file format, Cabe Atwell, SolidSmack, Sep 23, 2014

How to Insert a Hex Bolt into an FDM 3D Printed Part - model bolt in SOLIDWORKS, open model into Insight software before printing part on Fortus 250 printer, Dave Belanger, YouTube, Sep 23, 201

Stratasys Acquires GrabCAD to Bring Accessibility to 3D Printing - GrabCAD Workbench to be tightly integrated with Stratasys' 3D printer offerings to help make 3D printing more accessible, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Sep 16, 2014

3D Printing Issues and Challenges: Material Costs - manufacturers need to deem 3rd party materials as sales opportunity, Jeremy Pullin, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 22, 2014

5 Tips for Becoming a Next Generation CAD Designer and Rapid Prototyper - keep updated with market trends, learn about CAD, prototyping process, consider all options, try modeling with SOLIDWORKS, Rhino, Autodesk Fusion 360 tools, determine end goal before starting with designing process, Matt Perez, SolidSmack, Sep 19, 2014

The Astonishing Way 3D Printing Could Rewire Industrial Society - 3D printing technology is still in its infancy, metal-printing 3D printers are not going to be available for consumer market in near future, itPrint Australia, Sep 17, 2014

DE Editor Digitally Captured in Photogrammetry and Hand-Held Scanner - photo-based approach is good for capturing humans, but for capturing typical mechanical shapes with flat surfaces, perfect arcs, sharp edges, scanner gives better definition, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Sep 18, 2014

The Storm Clouds on the Horizon - intellectual property in context of digital manufacturing, disruptive effects of 3D printing, inconsistent/inappropriate licensing schemes for 3D data, Tom Kurke, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 16, 2014

Openness is a Glorious Thing - openness is driving 3D printing industry forward, everyone involved should agree not to stand in way of other companies offering related products, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 15, 2014

Review: Formlabs Form 1+ - high-resolution desktop 3D printer comes fully calibrated, is easy to set up, has capability to run from 0.1mm layers down to 0.025mm, PreForm software helps automatically orient part, generate supports, inspect build, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 12, 2014

Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tip: Wiper Cleaning, Inspection, and Replacement on a PolyJet Desktop Printer - run wiper cleaning procedure to ensure wiper isn't damaged, bath is clear of debris, if wiper replacement is needed, Dominick Damato, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 12, 2014

4D Printing on the Rise - 4D printing develops materials that can change properties, characteristics based on changes in environment, Sarah Mangiola, Machine Design, Sep 4, 2014

3D Printing a Sustainable Future - 3D Systems is focused on making their machines, materials sustainable with minimum environmental impact, has consumer recycling system in place, Laura Griffiths, TCT Magazine, Sep 8, 2014

Print Head Replacement - step-by-step instructions to change print heads on Objet30 3D printer Daniel Lindsay, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 22, 2014

Tips for Successful Builds with the MakerBot Replicator 2X - avoid printing with 100% filling to parts, turn on heated tray feature, level build tray before each build, polish Kapton tape to allow better sticking, Brian Allan, CAPUniversity, Aug 15, 2014

3D Printing Growth: Unstoppable Even If 'Moore's Law Doesn't Apply' - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass says 3D printing will overcome current limitations in next decade, will continue its penetration in production, while coexisting with subtractive methods, Diego Tamburini, CADdigest.com, Aug 14, 2014

5 Women You Should Know About in the World of 3D Printing - Neri Oxman from MIT Media Lab, Grace Choi, founder of Mink 3D printer, Jennifer Lewis from Harvard, Leila Ladani from NASA, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 28, 2014

5 Men You Should Know About in the World of 3D Printing - Bre Pettis of MakerBot, Peter Weijmarshausen of Shapeways, Chuck Hull of 3D Systems, Hod Lipson of Robotics Engineer, Keith Murphy of Organovo, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 28, 2014 (

Users Rate Highest Quality 3D Printers - Form 1 3D printer by Formlabs, Projet 660, Zcorp by 3DSystems, MakerBot Replicator are among best available 3D printers, Jill Scharr, Tom's Guide, June 23, 2014

Molding the Makers - enthusiasm of Autodesk CEO Carl Bass about maker movement is proving beneficial for DIY people, Daniel O'Connor, TCT Magazine, July 23, 2014

New 3D File Search Engine Changes the Shape of 3D Printing - 3D-based search engine, 3DShap.es, searches 3D printable file depending on 3D shape, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 28, 2014

Amazon: Bringing 3D Printing to the Masses - Amazon's marketplace is providing 3D designers with platform to sell goods to potentially much larger consumer market, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 28, 2014

Fuse Filament Welding Clamp for 3D Printers - device has heating element in the center of clamp that welds 2 plastic filament together, 3ders.org, July 25, 2014

A Glance at 3D Systems' Patented Metal Print Technology - 3D Systems' printers use roller compress device that rolls tightly over each layer of metal powder, compressing it firmly, spreading it more thinly, preventing dust from settling, creating much more accurate print, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 25, 2014

Will Home Depot, Amazon, or Dell, Launch the 3D Printer Revolution? - revolution begins when metal 3D machines become cheaper, smaller, a lot faster; materials scientists need to discover lower cost formulations of metal powders, ceramics, composites to take advantage of 3D printers, Mark Mills, Forbes, July 16, 2014

3D Printing: Additive Process Lays It on Thick - availability of cheaper printers, new materials has made 3D printing popular among industrial manufacturers, consumers, Paul Solman, Financial Times, June 24, 2014

3D Printing 201 - End-Use Parts - can be used for short run production, high customization, complex geometry, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 21, 2014

Changing 3D Printing, Again - Topolabs is developing 3D printing tools that are usable with several different forms of 3D printers including DMLS, SLA, DLP, SLS, Chris Fox, Product Design & Development, July 22, 2014

CEO Exclusive: How Proto Labs Inc. Differentiates Itself From the Competition - Q&A with CEO Vicki Holt about recently acquired Fineline Prototyping, its uniqueness, future plans, Steve Heller, The Motley Fool, June 25, 2014

2020 3D Printing Industry Predicted at $8.6 Billion - surge in growth is due to rising demand for faster, more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using wide array of materials, Jim Woodcock, TCT Magazine, July 21, 2014

3D Printing Grows, But Is It an Industrial Revolution? - industry experts say 3D printing is disruptive technology but not going to displace traditional manufacturing,  BRIC countries may become 'significant markets' for 3D printing innovation, Aida Akl, TECHtonics, July 17, 2014

5 Companies Using 3D Printing to Their Advantage - General Electric, Boeing, Ford, Nike, American Pearl are using technology in groundbreaking ways, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 21, 2014

3D Printing Goes Big-Time for Small Production Runs - increasingly sophisticated 3D printers, materials are changing industries by letting OEMs make end-use plastic parts on demand, before traditional tooling gets set up Elisabeth Eitel, Machine Design, July 15, 2014

In-House Prototyping: 3D Printer or CNC Machine? - for many parts use CNC machine, save 3D printing for parts that cannot be done economically or quickly on CNC machine, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, July 16, 2014

Is 3D Printing Really a Miracle? - hybrid 3D printers that employ both additive manufacturing, subtractive methods have greatest potential, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 9, 2014

Printrbot Simple Maker Review: 3D Printing on the Cheap - great deal for beginners, offers respectable quality for basic print jobs, good documentation and support, but has small build area, construction is not robust, requires some tweaking for best results, available for $349, Richard Baguley, Tom's Guide, July 8, 2014

The Weirdest and Wildest 3D Printers - Mobile Fab trash-recycling 3D printer, 'Made in Space' 3D printer, 3Doodler printing pen, whole-building 3D printer, Jill Scharr, Tom's Guide, June 20, 2014

Billions to Soon Be Invested in 3D Printing Research and Development - companies like Google, GE, Autodesk are interested in 3D printing to cater to their specific needs, also aiming at consumers, small businesses, Brittney Sevenson, 3DPrint.com, June 29, 2014

A Review of the Form1 3D Printer by Renishaw's AM Lab Manager - very simple to set up, use, gives impressive build results, very cheap as compared to other industry printers, Jeremy Pullin, 3D Printing Industry, July 8, 2014

3D Printing 101 - FDM & PolyJet Basics - FDM prints using real thermoplastics, parts are functional, durable, industry-ready, PolyJet uses high performance resins, GoEngineer, YouTube, June 30, 2014

Is WhiteClouds the Magic Button for 3D Print Models? - 3D print service, WhiteClouds employs additional 3D modeling to insert details like roof tiles to appear in 3D print, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 29, 2014

Autodesk Sparks Interest in 3D Printing - Autodesk is bringing easy-to-use, streamlined, open-source 3D printing software to market; Spark is compatible with wide range of printing filaments, Cabe Atwell, Design News, June 24, 2014

The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds - metal tool cores made with additive methods can get pricey, but savings in cycle time may outweigh conventional tooling, Lindsey Frick, Machine Design, June 23, 2014

Will 2014 Go Down as the Year of the Stereolithography Machine? - FormLabs is addressing serviceability issue for its Form 1+ printer, market is offering many choices for professional user, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 18, 2014

Making Multibody STLs for 3D Printing - working with single part having letters placed inside block, using save bodies command, saving out STL files, processing for 3D printing, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014

3D Systems Reveals Strategies for the Second Half of 2014 - more acquisitions, expansion, plans to open world's first digital bakery in LA, to introduce fab-grade, larger, faster direct metals printer at Euromold 2014, 3ders.org, June 17, 2014

Where New-Wave Manufacturing is Headed - Q&A with Autodesk CEO Carl Bass about value of industrial 3D printing, startups in manufacturing, crowdfunding, Don Clark, The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2014

Researchers Develop High-Quality 3D Metal Parts Using Additive Manufacturing - parameters for higher power selective laser melting machines can be selected by using simple, computational simulations to explore process parameter space, Phys.org, June 16, 2014

RAPID 2014 Comes of Age in Detroit - presentations were focused on role that advanced manufacturing have to play in boosting profile of manufacturing in America, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, June 13, 2014

3D Printed Metal Parts in Mass Production - ability to get metal parts without involving machinist, CNC machines sounds exciting but factors like density, strength, voids, cost need to be considered, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 15, 2014

Customizing 3D Printed Parts: Name Plates - modifying parametric models without using CAD program, Dave Tupper, CAPUniversity, June 13, 2014

RAPID 2014: New Developments in 3D Printing and Scanning - 21st RAPID conference hints new emerging class of hybrid 3D printers like DMG Mori, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, MC Machinery systems, Optomec that employs both additive manufacturing, subtractive methods, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 11, 2014

Printeer, First 3D Printer Targeted at Kids, Launches on Kickstarter - 3D printer comes with iPad app that allows simple touch controls to design shapes for printing, works with PLA plastic filament, with removable print bed, auto bed leveling, wireless access, base price starts at $549, 3ders.org, June 11, 2014

FormLabs Update 3D Printer + Euro Servicing - Form1+ printer has upgraded laser optics, galvanometer, improved speed, redesigned resin tray, more reliable peel mechanism, DEVELOP 3D, June 10, 2014

Clean Up Your Act: 3D Printing Post Processing Equipment - Quill Vogue wash station helps clean parts faster, process ensures that every support materials gets removed from prints, Ruwac NA35 immersion separator vacuum collects explosives, guaranteeing explosion-proof work environment, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 9, 2014

Exploring a New World of 3D Printed Product Realism with Flexible Color Digital Materials - Stratasys introduces extended range of flexible, rigid material options for Objet500 Connex3 color printer, comes with 6 flexible material palettes, 200 vibrant color shades, allows 3D printing rubber-like materials, Galit Beck, Stratasys Blog, June 9, 2014

3DP Unlimited's Large Format X1000 3D Printer Lets You Print Bigger - printer has build volume of 1m x 1m x 0.5m, can print objects with layer resolution down to 70 microns, available in 2 versions, price starts from $16K, 3ders.org, June 8, 2014

Plastics for 3D Printing Get Better and Cheaper and Greener Every Day - super-cheap filament from Monoprice Inc. is available in many colors, igus inc. offers tribo-filament suitable for motion-control applications, Purdue University students have developed Filasoy to replace petroleum-based plastic with low-energy, low-temperature filament, Elisabeth Eitel, Machine Design, June 5, 2014

New Applications of 3D Printing will Emerge, $7B Market by 2025 - IDTechEx report says that many emerging applications will be commercialized, there will be huge potential of 3D printed electrical components, 3ders.org, June 3, 2014

Myth Busting 5 Common Misconceptions About 3D Printers - buying 3D printer is expensive, requires extensive employee training, resolution attributes translate directly to accuracy, can only print a few different types of materials, Liz Brach, SolidNotes, June 3, 2014

Take Wing - Advanced Manufacturing Research Center at Sheffield University used 3D printing to create, test prototype unmanned aerial vehicle airframe made of ABS plastic, DEVELOP 3D, May 29, 2014

Autodesk's Growing Fascination with 3D Printing - Autodesk's 'Pier 9' workshop in San Francisco offers high-end and factory grade equipments for 3D printing, makes commitment with 3D Hubs to integrate API in its design products, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, May 28, 2014

3D Printing in the Classroom - CREATE education project in UK aims to offer every school student opportunity to learn 3D printing technology, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, May 28, 2014

Prototyping with a 3D Printing Pen - design visualization specialist Matt Quest uses 3D Airpen to create fully-functional prototype of quadcopter, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, May 21, 2014

A 3D Printing Startup's Plan to Bring Manufacturing Back to Cities - Shapeways factories print work sent by designers, lowering product cost, impact on environment for transportation, Issie Lapowsky, Wired, May 7, 2014

DIY Guy - Q&A with industrial designer Zach Burhop about his interests, designing work, involvement with Solid Edge for creating technical drawings, interest in 3D printing equipment, innovative projects, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, May 8, 2014

Rapid Prototyping's New Rules of Engagement - responsiveness, effective communication, helping customers through learning curve via education, handholding creates true prototyping services experience, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2014

3D Printing in Multiple Materials and Vivid Colors - Objet500 Connex3 printer can simulate precise look, feel, function of finished products, Jennifer Calhoon, 3D CAD World, Apr 30, 2014

How to Smooth 3D Printed Parts - sanding, bead blasting, vapor smoothing are most popular methods for achieving smooth finish of 3D printed parts, Lindsey Frick, Machine Design, Apr 29, 2014

3D Printer Review: Afinia H-Series Makes Great Parts, Despite Software - H-Series printer prints with fused deposition modeling, comes fully assembled, is compatible with PCs, but no undo button is provided, available for $1,599, Macs, Lindsey Frick, Machine Design, Apr 21, 2014

LIX: A 3D Printing Pen That Actually Fits in Your Pocket - extremely portable, comfortable to use, height of 6.45", diameter of 0.5", aluminum body. Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Apr 17, 2014

Carl Bass Gains Groupies with His Inside 3DP Keynote in New York - glimpse of history with 3D printing, benefit of 3D printing technology, issues involved, latest developments across 3D landscape, Rachel Park, 3D Printing Industry, Apr 8, 2014

3D Printing: Real Tools Please - 3D software vendors like SpaceClaim, Autodesk, Materialise are adding more tools to better support process of 3D printing, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 24, 2014

3D Printing File Management - avoid using special characters in any file names or paths, store printer specific files conveniently, tray file allows user to reprint entire tray, Dave Tupper, CAPUniversity, Mar 21, 2014

Review: Materialise Magics 18 - 3D printing software contains data fixing, manipulation tools, assists with cutting, splitting, adapting large components to fit within specific build envelope, can optimize 2D build platform, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 5, 2014

Z Corp’s Recycling Smarts - new invigoration in interest in 3D printing world with entry of low-cost machines from vendors, models include material extraction from build chamber fed into feed mechanism for next build, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 25, 2011

Dimension Printing uPrint 3D Printer - very small form factor machine with easy installation, core part include core parts printer itself & material bay, comparative build speed, Al Dean, Experience Manufacturing, Feb 2, 2010

Z Corporation ZPrinter 350 - low-cost printer with good-sized build chamber, more controlled operations, higher-end models features incorporated, Al Dean, AEC Magazine, Dec 2009

3D Printing at a Desktop Near You - desktop 3D printers for AEC market: ZPrinter 350, uPrint, V-Flash Desktop Modeler, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 16, 2009

The Younger Sibling - affordable, compact Connex350 3D printer creates good quality models with fine thickness, high-resolution printing, can combine may types of materials, Al Dean, Experience Manufacturing, Sep 14, 2009

Affordable 3D Printer - highly affordable, cost effective, RapMan 3D printer is open to view printing, great educational tool, Mark Fletcher, MCAD Online, May 11, 2009

Desktop Manufacturing Moves in with the Furniture - office-friendly rapid manufacturing systems reviewed, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, May 3, 2009

Selecting a Rapid-Service Bureau - think of RP as the right process plus  the right material which equals the right part, do your homework and find a firm you can depend on to help slash prototyping time and costs, Art Siegert, CADdigest.com, Jan 8, 2009

Z Corp 650: Test Build - high-end rapid prototyping machine, bigger build chamber, fastest printing, stunning vivid colors, integrated clean up station, Al Dean, Develop3D, Dec 15, 2008 

NextEngine 3D Scanner - affordable and easy-to-use reverse-engineering tool for 3D scanning, needs high-speed USB 2.0 port, 2 GB RAM, earns A, highly praised by Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, May 1, 2008

VRMesh is Like Digital Glue - mesh modeler VRMesh 4 is family of products that works with 3D scanner information and photographs, more, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2008

Z Corp ZScanner 800 - impressive, hand-held device with high-resolution camera and self-positioning nature, requires very little calibration, Al Dean, prototype, Mar 26, 2008

In Direct Digital Manufacturing, Better Motion Control Means Better Parts - 900 mc machine from Stratasys for fused deposition modeling can build up parts in envelope of 3x2x3 ft, more, Joseph Ogando, Design News, Feb 4, 2008

New Objet Dual-Head 3D Printer Opens Door to Custom 'Digital Materials' Rapid Manufacturing - Connex500 can mix and match two materials for one printing operation, has three printing modes, can create over-molded parts, more, Jenee White, CADdigest.com, Dec 10, 2007

Disruption on the Showroom Floor: AU 2007 Review - NextEngine's Desktop 3D Scanner and 2Bot ModelMaker were quite impressive, Nick Carter, CADdigest.com, Nov 30, 2007

Is RM Finally Ready for Prime Time? - Stratasys FDM 400mc system offers direct digital manufacturing through fused deposition modeling, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Aug 9, 2007

Vibrant 3D Color Without the Mess - low-cost, quieter ZPrinter 450 printer builds parts in color in an almost closed-loop system Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, July 2007

Additive Manufacturing Advances Another Step - Stratasys' Arcam A2 system uses electron beam melting process for additive manufacturing, American Machinist, May 10, 2007

3D Conversion Roundup: Metrology, Simulation, Inspection Becoming More Integrated - Laser Design PM-300 Extrusion Profile Monitoring System, ZPrinter 450 color 3D printer, Flovent SmartParts, EFD.Pro, COMSOL Multiphysics 3.3a, HighRES for Rhino 4.0, CADCAMNet.com, April 2, 2007

ZPrinter 450 3D Printer - entry-level ZPrinter 450 3D Printer is an automated system that provides closed loop application and stable model, more, Al Dean, prototype, March 16, 2007

Scanning Just Got Cooler - integrated with SolidWorks Office Premium 2007, NextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner can scan 3D objects in different modes, aligns them, saves to many formats, more, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, February 2007

Parts from Powder - EOSINT P 390 and P 700 laser sintering machines have dual chambers to create plastic components in a clean environment, more, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, December 2006

Objet Creates US Sales Channel for 3D Printing Line - Objet uses PolyJet technology in its 3D printing systems: EDEN 250, EDEN 260, EDEN 350/350V, and EDEN 500V, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, CADdigest.com, February 8, 2007

Full-Spectrum Printer - Spectrum Z510 3D printer provides enhanced printing resolution and build volume of the model in 24-bit color, more, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, December 2006

A Mill for Every Desktop - small sized and suitably priced, Roland's new MDX-540 SRP desktop machine has high resolution for finished surfaces, 4th axis Rotisserie option, simple software interface, and more, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, November 2006

Breuckmann StereoSCAN 3D - based on miniaturized projection technology, StereoSCAN captures physical data with asymmetrically set up cameras and converts to digital data, Al Dean, prototype, September 14, 2006

rapidForm XO Redesign - a reverse engineering focused application, rapidformXOR can convert physical data into digital form, also integrates it to traditional 3D modeling workflow, Al Dean, prototype, November 20, 2006

NextEngine 3D Scanner - affordable and easy-to-use, Desktop 3D scanner is a laser scanning device with MultiStripe Laser Triangulation technology to scan physical forms, Al Dean, prototype, November 20, 2006

Z Corp ZScanner 700 - a non-contact reverse engineering device, handheld ZScanner 700 scans physical forms, tracks position and transfers to a laptop through a FireWire cable, more, prototype, November 20, 2006

Real-Time 3D Scanner - handheld, self-positioning 3D scanner, ZScanner 700 generates a single scan file in STL format and displays the scanned surface in real-time, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, August 6, 2006

ZPrinter 310 Plus - update to entry-level monochrome 3D printer from Z Corp is 25% faster, Al Dean, prototype, February 14, 2006

Large-Format PolyJet Rapid Prototyper From Stratasys - Eden500V permits the construction of various models simultaneously, achieving readers' choice award for the month of May, Desktop Engineering, April 2006

3D Rapid Prototyping - high-end rapid prototyping machines Objet Eden 350/350V, Arcam EBM S12 system, InVision LD 3D printer and entry level ZPrinter 310 Plus, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst Manufacturing, April 1, 2006

Options in Rapid Prototyping Technology - Stratasys offers simple and more accurate rapid prototyping systems like electron-beam melting and fused deposition modeling Vantage X, Lawrence S. Gould, Automotive Design and Production, April 6, 2006

Three Printers: Same Parts, Different Results - Dimension SST outperforms the InVision SR and ZPrinter 310 with better dimensional accuracy of prototypes, Todd Grimm, Desktop Engineering, December 2005

Better Prototype Printing for Less - low-cost entry-level Z Printer 310 Plus from Z Corporation includes features of high-end printers like handling small features for complex geometries, Joe Ogando, Design News, December 15, 2005

3D Printer Shoot Out - a comparison of 3D printers: Z Corporation's ZPrinter 310, 3D Systems' InVisionSR, and Stratasys' Dimension SST, Joseph Ogando, Design News, November 21, 2005

If You Can Draw It, 3-D 'Printer' Can Make It - Z Corp's printers, selling from $25,000 to $200,00, are used to create 3D models of designs, George C. Ford, The Gazette, November 2, 2005

Getting up to Speed - four RP systems are tested -- Solidscape T6x Benchtop 3D Printer, 3D Systems InVision HR 3D Printer, 3D Systems Viper Si2 SLA, and the Envisiontec Perfactory Mini, Steven Adler & Teresa Frye, AJM Magazine, July 2005

T6x BENCHTOP 3D Printers - SolidScapes $40K and $50K 3D printers get July's readers choice award, Desktop Engineering, June 2005

Prototype Review: Roland DG's MDX RP Hardware - an overview of Roland's MDX range of rapid prototyping products, Al Dean, CADserver, November 8, 2004

Prototype Review: Breuckmann Scanner - user-friendly reverse engineering systems can fulfill a number of application requirements at a reasonable cost, Al Dean, CADserver, November 5, 2004

Rapid Manufacturing Ramps Up - rapid prototyping from Stratasys and Z Corp enables companies to take a bite out of time, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, November, 2004

The ConnectPress Rapid Prototyping/3D Printing Roundup - a state-of-the-industry overview of rapid prototyping by Terry Wohlers, with a guide to rapid prototyping products and services, Inventor Connections, September 7, 2004 (requires free registration)

Fast, Affordable 3D Printers Expand RP Beyond Traditional Prototyping - discusses the ways in which 3D printing technologies are changing the design process, Karen Kiffney, Inventor Connections, September 7, 2004 (requires free registration)

3D Printers Lead Growth of Rapid Prototyping - a look at 3D printers from 3D Systems, Stratasys and Z Corporation, Lilli Manolis Sherman, Plastics Technology, August 2004

New Printer Produces 3D Objects on Demand - American Z Corporation has several models of 3D printers that produce physical prototypes from CAD and other digital data, Gizmo, February 6, 2004

Cadalyst Salutes 15 Hot New Products - editors' semi-annual awards for the best CAD-related software and hardware, Cadalyst, December 2003

Heading for a Showdown - competition among the major rapid prototyping companies - including Objet Geometries, Stratasys and 3D Systems - is heating up, e4engineering, June 13, 2003

The Perfactory - this inexpensive and elegant rapid prototyping system uses an off-the-shelf digital projector to solidify entire layers of resin with visible light, delivering impressive resolution and building speed and requiring virtually no calibration or maintenance, CADCAMNet, May 22, 2003

Prototyping in an Office Environment - ARRK Silhouette’s Objet Quadra is a user-friendly network inkjet system that produces high-quality, high-resolution 3D models and prototypes directly from STL files, dial infolink, January 24, 2003

Cadalyst Labs All Stars 2002 - 12 winners: Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, Rhino, CAD Integrator, Contex, Dell flat panel monitor, Syncmaster flat panel monitor, Mathcad, NVIDIA, Dimension 3D printer and Xi, Cadalyst, June 2002

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