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The Rise and Fall of the Everyman Tycoon

Article about the rise and fall of MakerBot by Andrew Zaleski at Backchannel: Itwas October 2009 when Bre Pettis — his unmistakable sideburns and dark-rimmed rectangular glasses framing his face — took the stage at Ignite NYC, threw his hand in the air, and shouted “Hooray!” two times. A PowerPoint slide lit up behind him, revealing a photo of a hollow wood box crisscrossed with wiring. Bouncing up and down, his profuse mop of graying hair flopping about, Pettis began: “I’m going to talk about MakerBot and the future and an industrial revolution that we’re beginning — that’s begun.” A former art teacher, Pettis had emerged as a key character in the growing maker movement of the late 2000s, a worldwide community of tinkerers who holed away in makeshift workshops and hackerspaces, equally at home with tools like old-school lathes and contemporary laser cutters. Pettis had begun his ascent in 2006, producing weekly videos for MAKE magazine—the maker movement’s Bible—that featured him navigating goofy tasks such as powering a light bulb with a modified hamster wheel. In 2008, he cofoundedthe NYC Resistor hackerspace in Brooklyn. By then, Pettis was a star. A year later, he launched a Brooklyn-based startup with friends Adam Mayer and Zach Smith (also a NYC Resistor cofounder) called MakerBot... (full article)

Airwolf 3D Fills Void in 3D Printing Market with Wolfbite ULTRA™, the First 3D Printing Adhesive for Industrial-Grade Polypropylene

Polypropylene is the most widely used plastic in automotive and other industrial applications, but the material is traditionally very difficult to use when 3D printing. With its unique 3D printers and exclusive new Wolfbite ULTRA, Airwolf 3D is the first company to provide a cost-effective way to 3D print polypropylene parts.

Spatial and Renishaw Collaborate to Bring an Array of New Capabilities to QuantAM

Helping Ensure Manufacturers Achieve Built-Right-the-First-Time Parts

Fusion3 Supports the Widest Range of Materials by Any 3D Printer Manufacturer

Commitment to "Open Materials" Ensures Competition, Supplier Choice & Reliable Printing

The Pursuit of the Perfect Part

While those in additive manufacturing know that there are many technical aspects to their craft, they also realize training is necessary to manufacture quality parts.

Researchers 3D print working drone with embedded electronics

The Engineer:  Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have 3D printed a ready-to-fly drone with embedded electronics using an aerospace-grade material. The electronics were incorporated in the drone during the 3D printing process, which employs Stratasys’ ULTEM 9085, a high strength, lightweight FDM (fused deposition modelling) material certified for use in commercial aircraft.   Cont'd...

Rising Media's Frontier Tech Forum San Diego to Include Top Speakers, Hackathon, and Diversity Panel, Focusing on Innovation in Emerging Technologies

Rising Media announced a series of special features and highlights for its upcoming Frontier Tech Forum event in San Diego, including an Amazon Alexa Hackathon, an interactive panel focusing on diversity in technology businesses, and a host of talks from key players in 3D printing, robotics, and virtual & augmented reality.

Stratasys Accelerates Adoption of 3D Printing in Healthcare, Unveils New Collaborations and Customer Demonstrations at RSNA 2016

Stratasys Co-founder and industry thought leader Scott Crump presenting at inaugural business meeting of RSNA Special Interest Group on 3D printing and medical models Teams with Minneapolis-based Vital Images, Inc. to demonstrate expedited deployments across the industry Visit Stratasys at RSNA 2016, North Hall B, No. 6360

Tangible Solutions Aims to Achieve the Vision Behind "Industry 4.0" with Concept Laser

Tangible Solutions will integrate six 3D metal powder-bed printers in their factory, becoming one of the largest service providers in the country to offer Concept Laser's technology

DOE Funds Advanced Manufacturing of Superconductor Wire for Next Generation Machines

UH Researcher Will Use $4.5 Million Grant to Reduce Cost and Increase Performance

Hospital to get first dedicated 3D tissue-printing facility

Steve Dent for enGadget:  You still can't get a 3D-printed liver transplant made from your own cells, but an Australian hospital is trying to push the tech into the mainstream. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane is building a dedicated "biofabrication" space where doctors and researchers can develop tech to model and print cartilage, bone and other human tissue. "It will be the first time a biomanufacturing institute will be co-located with a high-level hospital," said Australian Minister of Health Cameron Dick. The facility will occupy two floors of the hospital and use state of the art tissue manufacturing tech in surgery procedures. "Our vision for healthcare is that the biofabrication institute will pave the way for 3D printers to sit in operating theaters, ready to print tissue as needed, in our hospitals of the future," Dick said.   Cont'd...

Dolomite's Fluidic Factory recognized with R&D 100 Award

Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidics innovation, is celebrating the success of its Fluidic Factory 3D printer in the 'Processing and Prototyping' category this year's R&D 100 Awards.

3D-Fuel™ Introduces New 3D Printing Material Made From Trash

3D-Fuel continues to demonstrate dedication to developing new and interesting materials for the 3D printing market and the maker movement at large. New Landfillament™ is 3D-Fuel's latest composite filament, made from upcycled municipal solid waste (MSW).

Rising Media Announces 3D Printing, VR/AR, and Robotics Startups Selected to Compete in the Frontier Tech Showdown December 14 in San Diego, California

Rising Media, Inc. and Asimov Ventures have revealed the eight startups selected to compete in the Frontier Tech Showdown, coming to the San Diego Convention Center on December 14, 2016 during the Frontier Tech Forum.

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