Tag Archives: Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Updates: ExOne IPO, Antitrust, and Nanoscribe

Some important 3D printing updates, including micro- and nanoscale printing. First, the ExOne IPO had an early surge according to press reports. ExOne is located in North Huntingdon, PA. Second, the antitrust litigation involving 3D Systems had a major development recently. Apart from the legal analysis, the judge’s opinion (28 pages) has some interesting reading about the markets and technology … Continue reading this entry

What is Cool About Additive Manufacturing? PTO Event Today Shows the Latest for This Economic Engine

I attended today the USPTO partnership meeting on “additive manufacturing” (aka 3D Printing). The content was excellent, covering both talks and demonstrations. Companies presenting included 3D Systems, Stratasys, Shapeways, MakerBot, Ex One, and EOS. Several hundred persons attended, including in person and via the web, and the room energy was excellent throughout the three hours plus of content. The 3D printing … Continue reading this entry

From Visioneers to 3D Printing - Where is Nanotech Going?

Another interesting nanotechnology book recently appeared, The Visioneers, by W. Patrick McCray, 2013, 323 pages, $29.95 hardback at Barnes & Noble (“How a group of elite scientists pursued space colonies, nanotechnologies, and a limitless future”). One focus in this book is on the history of nanotechnology up to around 2004, including the role of Eric Drexler and Richard Smalley … Continue reading this entry