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3D Printing at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

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 Jan 13, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 7th to 10th in Las Vegas, is a chance for the public to see the newest electronic products that are making their way to homes and nearby retailers in the near future.  This year’s show had several key themes, such as 4K Screen Resolution, mobile computing, and smartphones, but one of the most talked about technologies was 3D printing. Major announcements from MakerBot and 3D Systems created show buzz while highlighting next steps in the evolution of these technologies. The presence of 3D printing at CES gives InfoTrends time to reflect on how far 3D printing has come in the past few years, and what the future impact of these new product announcements will be.

Figure 1: CES 3D Sytems Booth - Source: vosizneias.com

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The UPS Store Fires First Salvo in U.S. Retail 3D Print Services

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 Sep 6, 2013

In late July, The UPS Store announced an initiative to test 3D printing services via Stratasys equipment in select stores. The result has been significant publicity and interest in the offering. For example, the Clairemont, San Diego, location has received much attention due to the service since its debut three weeks ago. The owner, Burke Jones, spoke to Forbes about his store’s 3D printing service, the types of customers using it, pricing, and expectations for the future. One of the most interesting takeaways from Mr. Jones’ interview is who his customer base is. The majority are Read more »

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