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LUXEXCEL Set for Growth with €7.5 million series B- round

20 Jul

LUXEXCEL, the first company that is able to 3D print functional lenses, announced a €7.5 million series B funding. The first closure is done and the second closure will be finalized in 3 months’ time. The B-round was led by the Flemish investment company PMV, which included the firm’s existing investors, SET Ventures and Munich Venture Partners. (more…)

【COMPUTEX 2015】 Is 3D printing overhyped or the real thing?

7 Jun

3D printing is evolving rapidly in response to hype, greater visibility and demand. Some technologies are maturing faster than others and will be widely available within a few years. In fact, some are already in general use. But many technologies are still five to 10 years away from mainstream adoption. Consumer adoption will be outpaced by business and medical applications that have more practical applications in the short term. At Computex this year, there was a dedicated area for 3D printing with a total of about 10 booths. (more…)

XYZprinting to show 3D printing, cloud and IoT products at Computex

20 May

The 3D printing industry has substantial business opportunities; many research institutes forecast twofold growth in 3D printer shipments every year, as low-cost consumer 3D printers hit the market and the industrial demand increases. Simon Shen, chairman of Taiwanese manufacturer XYZprinting, said earlier this year that the company may take the lead in market share if it meets its target of shipping 100,000 units this year. (more…)

XYZprinting eyes China market

9 Apr

XYZprinting Inc., the three-dimensional (3D) printing division of Taiwanese electronics conglomerate New Kinpo Group, said Wednesday that China will become one of its top markets next year as it looks to make inroads in the Chinese education sector, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported. (more…)

Electronica 2014 highlights

17 Nov

The four-day Electronica 2014 event, a major trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, began Nov. 11 in Munich, Germany. The trade fair attracted exhibitors and visitors from 2,737 companies and 50 countries. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the trade fair this year has much to offer, with a focus on automobile, embedded systems and lighting. (more…)

China to see significant growth as 3D printing adoption rises

6 Oct

China’s manufacturing capability and production efficiency could experience significant boosts as the country continues to raise its investment in 3D printing technology, according to China-based research firm, Lux Research. (more…)

Verbatim Embraces the Future as They Introduce 3D Printing Filaments to Their Growing Range

11 Jul

Verbatim Australia has announced that it will enter the rapidly growing 3D printing market with their range of ABS and PLA filaments available from next month. Parent company Mitsubishi Chemical is also developing a range of unique filament materials that will incorporate the key strengths of both PLA and ABS, with commercial availability expected in late 2014. (more…)

【Computex 2014】3D Printing and Cloud Computing Makes Everyone a Modeling expert

3 Jun

Aurora unveiled its 3D printing cloud solutions at Computex Taipei. The system can create a 3D model using cloud computing technology, based only on a simple 2D image. A small figurine can be produced in just 10 minutes, lowering the entry threshold for 3D printing. (more…)

3D Printing Learning May Eventually Become Mandatory for Taiwanese Students

12 Mar

A while ago, Forbes released an article covering Taiwan’s plans to break new ground by facilitating the development of 3D printing equipments. It looks like the country’s government will now be taking the initiative a step further by implementing another critical measure: promoting 3D printing learning among students. (more…)