Singapore Investing $30M in 3D Printing

Singapore’s Prime Minister and the country’s Economic Development Board (EDB) announced that Singapore will set aside $30M of its $500M “Future of Manufacturing” fund to create a new 3D Printing center.   Housed at the country’s Nanyang Technological University the new $30M center will be a hub of innovation for students and industry alike. According… Continue reading Singapore Investing $30M in 3D Printing

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The da Vinci Personal 3D Printer

There’s very few details available about the XYZPrinting da Vinci F1.0 3D printer, made by the team of Taiwan-based Kinpo Electronics and Cal-Comp Electronics, subsidiaries of the Kinpo Group.    We do know that the device will sell for only USD$499, one the absolute lowest-priced filament-driven personal 3D printers available today.    The new machine… Continue reading The da Vinci Personal 3D Printer

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Japan’s Push for 3D Metal Printing

While American and European companies currently dominate the 3D printing market, a joint venture between the Japanese government and the country’s private sector looks to compete soon.   While most 3D printers use plastic print material, the Japanese plan is aimed at printing metals. Starting in 2014, the Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry plans… Continue reading Japan’s Push for 3D Metal Printing

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i.Materialise Opens In Japan

3D print service i.Materialise has blossomed into a new location: Japan. They now offer their services in Japanese.    There’s a production change, too. The print service has long had operations in Belgium, its home base, but now can “partly” produce orders on the Japanese mainland.    Language and culture can be a significant barrier,… Continue reading i.Materialise Opens In Japan