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Rapid Ready Roundup: Gartner Report, CES, Webinar and a Toothbrush

In the course of my diligent efforts to keep you good people up to date on the state of additive manufacturing (AM), I come across many interesting news items. I’ll gather them up every so often and present them in a Rapid Ready Roundup (like this one). You can find the last Roundup here.

Let’s start today’s Roundup with some general industry news. Gartner has prepared a new report on AM. The reports forecasts a 75% increase in sales for 3D printers under the $100,000 mark in 2014. Analysts predict that the falling prices of home 3D printers, combined with increased presence in brick-and-mortar stores will drive sales. Continue reading

Rapid Ready Roundup: 3D Systems, ExOne, 3D Printing Conference and Crayon Creatures

In the course of my diligent efforts to keep you good people up to date on the state of additive manufacturing (AM), I come across many interesting news items. I’ll gather them up every so often and present them in a Rapid Ready Roundup (like this one). You can find the last Roundup here.

Another CES has come and gone, with Rapid Ready watching the festivities to bring you AM news. We have one final note from the conference to begin this Roundup. 3D Systems’ (company profile) CubeX has won CNET’s Best of CES Award for Hottest Emerging Tech.  Continue reading

Sculpteo Brings 3D Printing to the Masses

If you’ve ever had the problem of finding a unique gift, 3D printing could be the ultimate solution. Say you’d like to give someone a sculpture of Mt. Rushmore. In green. Maybe you can only find purple Mt. Rushmores. Rather than just grabbing that grape Washington, 3D printing could give you the option of having exactly what you want, and companies like Sculpteo are springing up to make it happen.

Sculpteo’s website offers customers a number of different methods to create unique objects. For those with the know-how, Sculpteo can print out CAD files, just like you’d expect from any number of additive manufacturing services. Unlike other companies, Sculpteo doesn’t stop there, but instead offers a number of services for people who’ve never even heard of CAD.

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