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Small Businesses Continue to Find New Uses for 3D Printing Technology

February 3, 2015 by Samuel Beavers, Associate
Will.i.am, the pop-star and tech entrepreneur, believes 3D printers will one day be as commonplace as microwaves. For now, however, the growth market is for small businesses looking to stay ahead of the curve.


Gartner Remains Bullish on 3D Printing

January 5, 2015 by Samuel Beavers, Associate
We told you how high start-up costs delayed implementation of 3D printing technologies, but that the future looked bright. Now, information technology research firm Gartner (whose survey was featured in last week’s post), predicts that the 3D printing market will be $13.4 billion in 2018. 


3D Printing Article Summaries

October 3, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
This memorandum will briefly describe recent articles about technological developments in the 3D printing industry. These articles, while not legally focused, will draw in readers with their exciting discussions of the new capabilities of 3D printers currently being developed. 


The Next Open Source Battle is Being Waged in the 3D Printing Industry

August 7, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
The big question is who owns 3D printing.  3D printing designs are highly assessable on many different websites.  This quandary raises intellectual property concerns.  Two major leaders in 3D printing, Stratsys and 3D Systems have begun to use their patents.


How 3D Printing is Reinventing Retail

August 5, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
Historically, 3D printing has been a niche and expensive technology with a narrow application.  The tide is changing rapidly because everything from clothing and cars to musical instruments, food, and even body parts are created using a 3D printer. 


3D Systems Just Broke the Speed Barrier, Surpassing Traditional Injection Molding Manufacturing Techniques

July 31, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
Additive manufacturing, known as 3D printing, has been around for decades.  Most members of the additive manufacturing field claim that 3D printing is the future of manufacturing.  Skeptics criticized the speed of 3D printing, doubting that the new technology would or could ever replace injection molding on a mass production scale.


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