There’s a new service called Teleport It 3D that protects designers from having their designs stolen by transferring prints instead of CAD files.
3D Printer Stocks and Investing
Several companies which make 3D printers and 3D modeling software are publicly traded companies. The beauty of investing in 3D printer stocks now is that most of the world has yet to know what 3D printing is, let alone understand the future of this world-changing technology.
3D printer leaders like 3D Systems Technology (DDD) and Stratasys. Inc. (SSYS) are trade on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, respectively. Two new smaller companies just recently went public: Arcam AB (AMAVF) and ExOne (XONE). Organovo (ONVO) is a pioneer in the 3D bioprinter area.
Some 3D modeling software (CAD) companies that allows the creation of the digital files that serve as input for the 3D printers, are also public. For example, the biggest player is AutoDesk (ADSK); another player, the creator of the massively popular Solidworks software, is a product of a public company in France named Dassault Systèmes, that you can buy on the Nasdaq (DASTY).
This 3D printer stocks archive page will keep you abreast of the latest happenings in 3D printing investment opportunities.
You may not know that there are companies with real plans to 3D print structures in space, but the idea has permeated into the gaming world, so you can rest assured that it’s a solid concept.
Tablets have brought touch interaction to the forefront, and now Autodesk has released a powerful and intuitive sculpting app for iPads.
The ever expanding Thingiverse announced an API supporting the creation of apps that incorporate Thingiverse content, allowing for the modification and combination of all things.
A free web service from Econolyst tells you if your 3D object will print properly and how much it will cost.
An app from Cubify lets you print reliefs of your photos on your printer.
Princeton students create a program called Chopper that breaks large 3D prints down into small, connectable pieces.
MAKE Magazine has published their first comprehensive guide on 3D printing, called the Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing.
On October 19th to 21st 2012, the 3D Printshow was held in London. Renowned futurist Christopher Barnett has provided us with a video report of the show.
Frustrated by the lack of structural integrity of 3D printed models he's printed, Bedrich Benes of Purdue University wrote software to add the missing structure.
Tinkercad has added the ability to import both 2D SVG and 3D STL files. This is great news indeed for the first browser-based 3D design platform for the masses.
Here are a few places, industries, and websites that the author expects to see transitioning to 3D printing in the near future.--places to keep your eye on.
3D Systems' new Cubify Invent is a 3D modeling program that is expressly developed with 3D printing in mind, and works hand-in-hand with their Cube 3D printer.
Objet's Tuan Tranpham sent us two graphics he created that provide an overview and matrix of the 3D printer market.