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3D Printing: It's Closer Than You Think

Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff


Whether they realize it or not, more than one-seventh of the world’s population has access to 3D printing within 10 miles of home, according to a global network that links customers with printer owners. The network, 3D Hubs, recently added industrial-grade printers to its network of more than 23,000 DIYers, jewelers and dentists with desktop printers. 3D Hubs has been growing in 150 countries since 2013.
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3D Systems Appoints Thomas Erickson to Board of Directors

Press Release - 3D Systems


3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Thomas W. Erickson as an independent director of the company. Full Article

“AM Factory of Tomorrow” Opens Up a Great Deal of Potential with Modular Machine Configurations

Press Release - Concept Laser


Lichtenfels (Germany), November 17, 2015 - At formnext powered by TCT from 11.17 - 11.20.2015 in Frankfurt, Concept Laser presented a new machine and plant architecture. This is a real first which shows that the vision has already become firmly integrated in the company’s strategy. The new, integrated machine concept under the heading of “AM Factory of Tomorrow” promises a new level of Additive Manufacturing in terms of quality, flexibility and increase in performance. Full Article

EnvisionTEC Announces New Micro Plus Line of 3D Printers at formnext

Press Release - EnvisionTEC


DEARBORN, MI - EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printers and materials, has announced their new Micro Plus line of 3D printers today at formnext in Hall 3.1, Stand E-80. The Micro Plus line includes two variations, the Micro Plus Hi-Res and the Micro Plus Advantage.  This updated desktop solution features a new body style, a touchscreen, and an integrated embedded PC with Wi-Fi capability.   Full Article

UL Partners with Georgia Tech, Emory University to Conduct Indoor Air Quality Research on 3D Printing Technology

UL press release


UL, a global safety science organization, announced partnerships with Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health to study the impact of 3D printing on indoor air quality. Full Article

SLM Solutions Exceeds Last Year’s Sales In The First 9 Months Of 2015



SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (3D printing technology), achieved significant sales growth during the first nine months of 2015 and further bolstered its dynamic intake of new machine orders. Full Article

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