3D Printing Factories Rise
CloudDDM is a business that operates in a similar manner to many 3D printing services; one where you can place online orders for parts. However, this company specialises in manufacturing parts at high speed and in large volumes. For example, inside the UPS international hub in Louisville, CloudDDM opened a 3D printing factory. A substantial investment of one hundred 3D printers with plans to ramp the factory up with a capacity of one thousand machines.
Additive manufacturing is being undertaken 24/7 whilst UPS handle the logistics, transportation and delivery operations. The 3D printing factory is able to manufacture in a range of colors and different materials including ABS, Polycarbonate, Polycarbonate-ABS and ULTEM 1010 … A Future Without Work
Revolutionary 3D Printed Retinal Imaging Device For Treating Poor Eyesight
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimate some 285 million people suffer from impaired vision or poor sight across the globe. The main problems of poor vision are caused by defective errors in refraction, cataracts and glaucoma. Those afflicted really don’t see the world in the same way as those with good eyesight. This leads to healthcare costs and in some cases rationing of ophthalmological care … 3D Printed Devices For Looking At Retinas
Spending On 3D Printing?
Sculpteo a well known company using additive manufacturing (a French company specialized in 3D printing in the cloud) has reported that spending is increasing on 3D printing. From their recent survey, 68% of those questioned said that they would be increasing the use and therefore spend on additive manufacturing this year. In addition and notably, 44% said they will be spending 50% more this year than last.
This latest news could be a welcome relief for 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) who have seen their stocks battered by the markets with the former losing a third of their value year to date and the later around a half. It has been a terrible 2015 for these companies and those investing in them … Spending Increases On Additive Manaufacturing
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