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Prodways and Altech Group form Partnership

Altech Co., Ltd is a company specialized in the import and sale of printing and packaging machines. Since its creation in 1976, Altech has expanded its product range to offer many types of equipment, including: chip cards security [...]

3D printing market M&A analysis for 2010-2016

PUNE, India, June 22, 2016 The 3D printing market has witnessed tremendous growth in M&A activities in terms of the number of deals announced between 2010 and 2016 due to large tech companies showing interest in the 3D printin [...]

Patent and IP Law in 3D printing

Earlier in June, the automotive industry team of Frost Brown Todd Law, fbtAUTO, presented an event surrounding 3D printing in the automotive industry. It was the first event held by them of this kind, and we were keen to be involv [...]

The Multiple Applications of 3D Printing: Between Maker Movements and the Future of Manufacturing

3D printing will have a profound effect on the world we live in and it could well have a huge impact at the polar opposite ends of production. The biggest companies will find a way to incorporate additive manufacturing on a grand [...]

Are shorters winning the battle?

Competition is eating up margin from established 3D Printers manufacturers. These players are being squeezed between new entrants, such like HP or Carbon3D, and desktop 3D Printers that have improved dramatically over the last 2 y [...]

3D Printing and patents: An overview

Intellectual Property and 3D printing go hand in hand these days, and not always for the right reasons. There is no doubt that additive manufacturing is going to shake up the world of IP and patent law, but what about the laws tha [...]

Survey for Design for Additive Manufacturing

The University of Cambridge in conjunction with Loughborough University and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) have put together a survey for design for 3D printing. This survey aims to understand what desi [...]

3D printing can revive local manufacturing, but will it?

We have the power in our hands to take manufacturing back to the masses and reverse the trend of mass manufacturing in far off lands. So could local FabStores, or mini factories, have a future? Well they could, but there needs to [...]

A robot with a vision

Japanese firm 3D MEDiA Co has secured $10 million in its latest round of funding to help it perfect its 3D robot vision system for industrial robots. This company is the first commercial venture company launched by Ritsumeikan Uni [...]

IP losses to top $100 billion in 2018

Business are set to lose more than $100 billion in 2018 thanks to 3D printing as the world goes back to becoming makers rather than buyers. So the recent International Trademark Association gathering focused on practical ways to c [...]