3D Systems is expanding North American distribution of its 3D printers and materials as SYNNEX Corporation, a leading distributor of IT products and services, joins its global reseller network.
AVIC Laser showed off the world's largest titanium aircraft critical component produced using 3D Laser Direct Manufacturing technology. The 3D printed titanium part is for a J-20 or J-31 stealth fighter.
Siemens is providing $440 million in software and training to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at YSU. The in-kind grant is a core component in the continuing efforts to prepare a modern workforce in the TechBelt and throughout the U.S.
The initiative includes setting up the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz which will include 3D printing gear and offer courses to students to equip them for jobs that would use the technology.
The mutually-developed inspection technology will verify the quality and geometry of additive components during the additive build process, increasing additive production speeds up to 25 percent in support of GE Aviation's growing production rates.
Forbes has a three-part series on an important category of legal issues relating to 3D printing: the protection of 3D designs and objects under intellectual property laws.
Pirate3D's low-cost 3D printer has launched on Kickstarter. The Buccaneer 3D printer has a list price of $347 and is one of the most affordable consumer 3D printers.
Examples of the 12 disruptive technologies include: mobile Internet, automation of knowledge and work, Internet of things, cloud technology and 3D printing. Applications of the 12 technologies could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025.
“Factory 2.0″ will feature work by five finalists o the “Andy Warhol Challenge” which invited artists and designers “to design what you think Andy Warhol would have produced with 3D printing technology if he were alive today.”
China's output value for 3D printing is likely to increase to $1.6 billion in three years and the annual growth rate will double as long as more and more traditional manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and biomedical industries move toward the technology.