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Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mcvz2m/3d_printing_2014) has announced the addition of the "3D Printing 2014: Annual Market Findings" report to their offering. In 2013, 3D printing grew up. World-class manufacturers shifted their 3D printing focus from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing; Some of largest consumer firms - Amazon, HP, Microsoft, Staples and UPS - began to pursue 3D opportunities; New commercialization directions for 3D-printed medical and dental implants and prosthetics accelerated. Meanwhile, the IPO and M&A acquisition activity continued apace. In this report, the author provides an insider perspective on the latest 3D printing opportunities in this dynamic market environment. We pinpoint where the smart money will go in the 3D printing sector and how firms will be changing their business models and processes ... (more)

NovaCopy Announces Re-Engineered HandySCAN 3D Portable Scanners

NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- NovaCopy, Inc., one of the leading providers of 3D Printer and scanner solutions, today announced the launch of the next generation of HandySCAN 3D laser scanners. The two new models have been re-engineered for optimum speed, accuracy and portability. "Creaform scanning technology guarantees a quick, reliable means for customers to enhance their 3D printing and prototyping processes," said NovaCopy's President of 3D Printer Solutions, Melissa Ragsdale. "These re-engineered scanners are more accurate, faster and have an unmatched versatility than any other 3D scanner." The new HandySCAN 300 and HandySCAN 700 provide ground-breaking accuracy, resolution and substantially higher measurement rates -- all in a truly portable device. The benefits of the metrology-grade HandySCAN 3D's are compelling: 40 percent more accurate w... (more)

Puget Opens eBay Store

Puget Technologies (OTCBB:PUGE), an emerging leader in the consumer 3D printing space, announces it has established an online presence on eBay, one of the world’s largest electronic marketplaces, featuring the IdeaWerk high performance 3D printer. The IdeaWerk 3D printer was recently launched in the domestic U.S. through Puget’s subsidiary, Weistek USA. Consumers can now conveniently shop at the Weistek USA online eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/weistekusa “By continuing to widen our ‘virtual doors’ we are making the IdeaWerk 3D printer available to more consumers, now including a destination for millions of U.S. eBay shoppers,” said Gary Valentine, President and CEO of Puget Technologies. Through this online presence, Puget joins other retailers such as Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Radio Shack (NYSE:RSH) who offer name brand, up-to-the-minute goods at fixed pr... (more)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Comporium and ADTRAN Turn Historic South Carolina Textile Town into a World-Class Gigabit Community

In the fourth paragraph, first sentence, the name and title is incorrect. It should read, Comporium’s Matthew Dosch, executive vice president of customer operations and external affairs (instead of, Comporium’s Matt Dosch, senior vice president of external affairs). The corrected release reads: COMPORIUM AND ADTRAN TURN HISTORIC SOUTH CAROLINA TEXTILE TOWN INTO A WORLD-CLASS GIGABIT COMMUNITY Technology and communications company plays visionary role in town’s efforts to revitalize community’s economy as a new technology hub in the South ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced as part of its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, that Comporium will leverage ADTRAN’s broadband portfolio to deliver Gigabit service to the community of Rock Hill, South Carolina as the town looks to reinvent its... (more)

MakerBot and B&H Create 3D Printing Store-Within-a-Store

MakerBot and B&H Photo Video in New York City are excited to announce the new MakerBot store-within-a-store, opening May 29, 2014, at the B&H SuperStore at 420 Ninth Avenue, New York, New York. This is the first store-within-a-store for MakerBot and its largest retail experience outside of its own MakerBot® Retail Stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut. B&H is known for its professional photo, video, printing and audio products and services, and 3D printing will, according to B&H, nicely complement its already vast array of products offered. MakerBot and B&H SuperStore in New York City launched a MakerBot 3D Printer store-within-a-store concept. This is the first store-within-a-store for MakerBot and its largest retail experience outside of its own MakerBot® Retail Stores. (Photo: Business Wire) “MakerBot 3D printing isn’t exactly new to B&H,” noted M... (more)

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies

Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies” for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred. This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high impact in potential. Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years 48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27) – year 2005 was the previous highest (44). What does this imply? May be Gartner is right when it says: We are at an interesting moment — a time when the scenarios we’ve been talking about for a long time are almost becoming reality. Which macro trends are stated explicitly in the report? Any Channel, Any Device, Anywhere — Bring Your Own Everything Smarter Thing... (more)

Five Technology Trends That Require Scrutiny

No individual can really track and understand the impact of change in all the emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Media, Agile Methodology and Big Data … You can realistically aim to have an in depth understanding of only a small subset. By in depth understanding I mean you know significantly more about the subset than a person who has spent about an hour Googling the topic. Let me talk about the subset that I have been exploring in depth and why. Cloud Computing: How is the cloud value proposition changing over time? Mobile Computing: What are the options to handle multi-platform application development challenge? Social Media: How is Hyper-connectivity changing out life? Agile Methodology: How Agile can co-exist with Outsourcing? Changing Value Proposition of Cloud Computing Cloud computing has high potential to change the way we work ... (more)

Nine Stunning 3D Printed Objects

Will 3D printing really change the world? “Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March) [Update: September, 2012: MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer, And First Retail Store ($2,199 and $2,799)] Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the facts about where the technology stands today. 20 Years 3D Printing technologies have been around for more than 20 years. However, the technology is slowly becoming more affordable. Urbee Hybrid: 3-D Printed Car Art exhibits of 3D printed objects Additive Manufacturing It is an additive manufacturing processes of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material. Th... (more)

2013 International CES Exhibitor Profiles: A through M

The 2013 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology event, takes place January 8 - 11, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the LVH, and The Venetian. Listed below are CES 2013 exhibitor profiles (A through M). Links to important information: 2013 International CES Press Kit CES Exhibitor News: http://www.cesweb.org/News/Exhibitor-Releases.aspx Follow the International CES on twitter: @intlCES Follow breaking CES Exhibitor News on twitter: [email protected] Download the CES Mobile App: http://app.core-apps.com/2013ces Exhibitor Press Kits (A through M): bēm wireless; Behringer; Canonical / Ubuntu; Canopy; CSR; Dacor; Directed; Electric Friends; Genesis Advanced Technologies, Inc.; Haier; Jasco Products; Liberty-ivoke; Liquid Image Co, LLC; Mad Catz Interactive; MEMS Industry Group; Motorheadphones.     Company: 30 DAY WIPES Booth: 70006 Web: www.30day... (more)

INSERTING and REPLACING 2013 International CES Exhibitor Profiles: A through M

Profiles for CableJive, FiveFive, LifeProof and LiveViewGPS have been inserted in release dated January 3, 2013. The corrected release reads: 2013 INTERNATIONAL CES EXHIBITOR PROFILES: A THROUGH M The 2013 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology event, takes place January 8 - 11, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the LVH, and The Venetian. Listed below are CES 2013 exhibitor profiles (A through M). Links to important information: 2013 International CES Press Kit CES Exhibitor News: http://www.cesweb.org/News/Exhibitor-Releases.aspx Follow the International CES on twitter: @intlCES Follow breaking CES Exhibitor News on twitter: [email protected] Download the CES Mobile App: http://app.core-apps.com/2013ces Exhibitor Press Kits (A through M): bēm wireless; Behringer; Canonical / Ubuntu; Canopy; CSR; Dacor; Directed; Electric Friends; Genesis Advan... (more)

DEvOps and SDDC Among Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014

Gartner, Inc. on Tuesday highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 10. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt. A strategic technology may be an existing technology that has matured and/or become suitable for a wider range of uses. It may also be an emerging technology that offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage for early adopters or with potential for significant market disruption in the next five years. These technologies impact ... (more)