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NASA's In

NASA’s Niki Werkheiser’s prediction for 3D Printing in space within 10 Years: <i><br>“On Mars building everything from hand tools to radiation shielding</i> …

Space Exploration

3D Printing Company Stratasys Is Buying GrabCAD For Around $100M, Beating Out Autodesk, Adobe

Some M&A activity afoot in the world of hardware design: GrabCAD, an online community that has been described as the ‘Github for mechanical engineers’, is getting acquired by 3D printing giant Stratasys, a source tells us. The companies plan to announce the deal a little later today [<b>Update</b>: …

Demand For 3D Printing Skills Is Accelerating Globally

35% of all ads posted for engineering jobs in the last 30 days prioritize 3D printing and additive manufacturing as the most sought-after skill.<p>Wanted Analytics’ latest analysis of the 3D printing and additive manufacturing job market found that IT and management expertise were the second most …

Futuristic 3D printed car took 44 hours to complete

Behind the wheel of world's first 3D-printed car: Futuristic vehicle is made in 44 hours using just 40 parts ... and it costs £11,000<p><b>Strati was</b> …

Santa Fe

This Technology Could Have The Biggest Impact On American Jobs Since Offshoring

Manufacturing in the U.S. will never be what it was. Employment in the sector is down nearly 50% from its May 1979 peak, and fell more than 10% during the Great Recession.<p>But 3D printing, which last fall Credit Suisse forecast could grow up to 30%, has the potential to reshape how America makes …

NASA flying first zero-gravity 3D printer into space

Printers in space! Astronauts on the space station may not have to wait for the next resupply mission if they can print out needed parts right onboard.<p>A small desktop-size 3D printer is about to boldly go where no 3D printer has gone before: into space. The printer is scheduled to launch with other …

Space Exploration

U.S. man 3D prints mini castle, sets sights on printing livable house

People have used 3D printers to print everything from medical devices to guns. But one Minnesota man is hoping to take this new technology to the …

North America

Demand Parts Manufacturing Services and Personalized Medical Devices

<b>ROCK HILL, South Carolina, September 3, 2014</b> – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD)<p>announced today that it has acquired Belgium-based LayerWise, a leading provider …

Victorian Era

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …