3d systems

Markforged raises $30 million from industrial investors

When Greg Mark takes his 3D printer to VCs he gets blank stares. The Boston-based CEO of Markforged, a 3D printing company that specializes in printing carbon fiber and metals, has found that few of t

Evaluating IP infringement risks for designers and consumers of 3D printing services

Incredible design and manufacturing capabilities are available to almost anyone right now, thanks to 3D printing services and the designers/makers who populate those services’ marketplaces with desi

3D Systems outlines plans to shift 3D printing from prototype to production

The 3D printing industry has had a rough go of it, of late. In a few short years, it’s gone from technology darling to victim of its own industry hype, a move that has had serious implications for s

Hershey’s Chocolate 3D Printer Whips Up Any Sweet Design You Want

Hershey’s chocolate scientists are now 3D printing uniquely designed candy. The confection company is taking its CocoJet 3D printer from 3D Systems to different exhibits throughout the U.S. to

3D Systems Releases New Filament That Dissolves In Water

Moisture, as they say, is the essence of wetness. It’s now also a great way to remove support material from 3D-printed objects. Printing complex objects requires rafts and supports. These hold t

3D Systems Acquires London-Based 3D Printer Startup BotObjects

Just a few days in and right on cue for CES, 2015 has already seen some consolidation in the burgeoning 3D printer space.

3D Systems Shows Off Its Super-Fast 3D-Printing Assembly Line

The biggest problem in 3D printing is mass production. While prototyping one or two items per day is fine for small manufacturers, what if you want to customize hundreds or thousands phone cases for G

Autodesk Announces A Cheap, Open-Source 3D Printer Called The Spark

Autodesk has been moving decisively in the home 3D printing space, buying 3D modeling software Tinkercad and releasing apps to help amateur modelers create 3D goodies using their phones. Now they have

Fly Or Die: 3D Systems Sense Scanner

If you followed along with this year’s CES coverage, you know that one trend that emerged over the past couple years is here to stay. If you haven’t made your peace with the 3D printing re

Big 3D Printing Needs To Stop The Bullying

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Stratasys">Stratasys</a>, one of the two giants in the 3D printing market (the other is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.3dsystems.com">3DSystems</a>), is o

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: PS4, Xbox One, And The Sense 3D Scanner

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers. What are you thankful for? My list is short, but sweet: I'm thankful for you guys, gaming consoles, and 3d scanners.

Motorola Taps 3D Systems To Produce Parts For Its Crazy Modular Smartphones

Back when Motorola revealed that it's seriously trying to bring<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/29/motorola-wants-to-make-modular-smartphones-a-reality-with-project-ara/"> modular smartpho

Meet Sense, 3D Systems’ Cheap, Dead-Simple 3D Scanner For The Masses

We've seen more than a few startups cook up their own impressive 3D scanners -- there's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.makerbot.com">Makerbot</a> and its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013

3D Systems Invests In Asteroid Miners Planetary Resources, Opens Up New Seed-Stage Venture Arm

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.planetaryresources.com">Planetary Resources</a>' plan to scour the heavens and find asteroids to mine may seem a little out there as far as startup ideas go, but th

Despite Patent Lawsuit, FormLabs 3D Printer Company Amps Up Beta Unit Production And Looks To Hire

FormLabs, the same folks that are bringing the Form 1 3D printer to market, has had a roller coaster year. After launching on Kickstarter with a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/27/3d-prin