What Will 3D Systems Announce at CES 2014?

By on January 4th, 2014 in Corporate, Event, Hardware

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We knew 3D Systems was set to make significant announcements at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, but now we have a preview. In a press release they said they would make not one, but TWELVE announcements. This is startling, as they previously announced a dozen or so new items at last month’s EuroMold conference in Frankfurt. 
While 3D Systems did not reveal any deets on the new items, they did publish this tantalizing meta-list: 
  • Previews a dozen cutting-edge consumer products and experiences
  • Unveils B-2-B-2-C powerful merchandising and licensing platforms
  • Reveals 3 new product categories: edibles, ceramics and full-color models
  • Launches at home and in-store physical photography products and services   
  • Participates in CES SuperSession and keynotes ‘3D Printing Uncovered’
Ok, what does all this mean? Let’s take a look at some of these statements: 
  • Ceramics: This is likely the fruit of their recent acquisition of Figulo, the leading ceramic 3D printing service. 
  • Full-Color Models: This might be their new ProJet full color machine. 
  • Physical Photography: 3D Systems has long delivered image-to-3D model services. We suspect they will announce a vastly improved system for doing so. 
And there’s that word, “edible”. 
We think chocolate. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!