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3D Printing Industry Will Exceed Expectations

In latest headlines, analysts at Canalys predicted that the 3d printing industry isn’t just here to stay. The market’s size is expected to see a sixfold increase compared to the breakthrough year 2013.

2013: 3d printing market reaches $2.5b

Last year was the year that 3d printing went from not to hot. From printing plastics to what-not, it has gained intrest in industrial sectors as well as the general public. The market’s size, including 3D printer sales, materials and associated services, reached US$2.5 billion globally in 2013. This year that number will grow to $3.8 billion, the following years showing an even bigger expected increase. By 2018, Canalys estimates the global market value to reach $16.2 billion. Continue reading 3D Printing Industry Will Exceed Expectations

3D food printing is just the beginning

 Just imagine the vast possibilities which the 3d printing industry can bring for all of us.  Having your idea re-created from a flat design to something that is truly amazing and wonderful to touch is truly mind-boggling. This technology is now starting to revolutionize many industries around the world be it in aerospace, industrial design, product development, automotive manufacturing, civil engineering, architectural planning or even in food research. Continue reading 3D food printing is just the beginning

Koenigsegg’s 3D Printed Car Taunts Physics

On the 2014 Autosalon of Geneva, Swedish supercar designer Koenigsegg will present the One:1. The name refers to the power-to-weight ratio that has breached the magical border of 1:1, meaning that you’ve got a horsepower for every kilogram of weight you’re towing around. By the way, there are 1340 horses at your disposal, and it can still do 2G around the corners. So, what has made this car the fastest, most powerful 3D printed car? Continue reading Koenigsegg’s 3D Printed Car Taunts Physics

Reprap: A Tinkerer’s Wonderland

Anybody who has ever used a 3D printer, for sure, must know RepRap. It is widely used among the printing community around the globe. Some of the founders of 3D printing companies have played in this manufacturing wonderland once in their life, cultivating deep initiative, perseverance, and skills in the process, three of the major qualities needed in achieving something new or improved. Dr. Adrian Bowyer, a senior lecturer at the University of Bath, specifically in the mechanical engineering department, founded the company in 2005.  Continue reading Reprap: A Tinkerer’s Wonderland

Ultimaker 2; Will it do?

Though Ultimaker is considered a latecomer in the 3D printing industry, only making its first 3D printer commercially available in May 2011. However, this company has already captured the attention of tinkerers and makers around the world, selling a thousand printers just months after its official release. Make magazine tagged it as the most accurate and fastest 3D printer in November 2012. It is also among the top 15 popular brands of 3D printers. Continue reading Ultimaker 2; Will it do?