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Review: The da Vinci Mini leads as a low-cost 3D printer

XYZprinting’s inexpensive da Vinci Mini focuses on what is most important in a 3D printer: The ability to create good quality models in a short amount of time.

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Hands-on with the da Vinci Mini 3D printer

Possibly the best low-cost consumer 3D printer, XYZprinting’s inexpensive unit delivers the ability to create good quality models in a short amount of time.

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XYZprinting announces $290 desktop 3D printer

XYZprinting today announced its least expensive 3D printer, the da Vinci Mini 3D printer, which the company said is aimed at all skill levels.

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GE to pay $1.4B for two 3D printing companies to expand manufacturing

General Electric plans to acquire two European 3D metal printing companies to bolster its manufacturing of aircraft components and other parts through additive manufacturing.

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Stratasys unveils mega, robotic 3D printers to build large parts

Stratasys' unveiled two 3D printers for industrial uses, including a machine that builds objects sideways for limitless sizes and a printer on the end of a robotic arm, enabling never-before capable details and object strength.

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Researchers demo 3D-printed, shape-shifting objects

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created 3D-printable, bio-based "smart" materials that can change shape when heating with an electrical current or exposed to various ambient temperatures.

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Defective products could result from cyberattacks on industrial 3D printers

With the growth of Internet-connected 3D printers, researchers say there's a threat of hackers tweaking manufacturing specifications and introducing defects that affect the reliability of parts for numerous industries.

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Why you'll never buy a 3D printer

While 3D printer sales are expected to grow over the next four years, the consumer market has failed to take off as fast as expected. The reason? Buyers are still trying to figure out why they’d need a 3D printer at all.

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Review: New Matter’s MOD-t 3D printer is ingeniously simple (with video)

The MOD-t is a low-cost 3D printer that isn’t capable of building detailed, high-resolution objects, but will satisfy entry-level makers with its minimalist looks and ease of use.

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29% off FlashForge Finder 3D Home Printer - Deal Alert

The FlashForge Finder is a user-friendly, home-friendly, and wallet-friendly 3D printer, designed for beginners.

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Mingis on Tech: 4D printing -- really? And mystery gadget guy arrives

You've likely heard of 3D printing, but some in the industry are now talking up 4D. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis explores the topic with Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and both puzzle over the mystery gadget guy's mystery gadget.

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Mingis on Tech: 4D printing arrives -- and so does the mystery gadget guy

You've already heard of 3D printing, but what about 4D? Executive News Editor Ken Mingis gets the details from Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and they both puzzle over the mystery gadget guy's mystery gadget.

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The coolest 3D-printed things at the RAPID conference

In each of its 26 years, the RAPID Printing & Additive Manufacturing Conference has raised the bar for the level of sophistication of things that can be created using 3D printing techniques. This year's conference in Orlando showcased...

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UPS, SAP to launch on-demand 3D printing service

UPS and SAP plan to collaborate to create a supply chain network based on 3D printing for on-demand manufacturing.

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How 4D printing is now saving lives

Physicians and 3D printing manufacturers are successfully using biomaterials to print splints, tissue scaffolds and other devices that grow and bend with a patient, and in some cases are even saving lives.

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Digital manufacturing could eliminate warehouses, create on-demand production

As manufacturers move to turn more products into digital files that can be transmitted to 3D printers awaiting orders, warehouses and excess inventory could be eliminated.

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HP begins selling its Jet Fusion 3D printer; says it's 50% cheaper, 10X faster than others

HP today began taking orders for its new Jet Fusion 3D printer, which it said will revolutionize manufacturing by increasing the speed of parts manufacturing 10-fold while halving costs compared to other 3D printing technologies.

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3D printing industry to triple in four years to $21B

The 3D printing industry is expected to triple its revenue mainly through the consumer electronics and automotive industries, each of which will contribute 20% of total revenue.

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