In one move 3D Systems doubles its reseller channel and fills gaps in its three-tier product line strategy for 3D printing. The company is better positioned to compete with Stratasys, which has HP’s vast channel at its disposal. 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) took a big leap today by acquiring Z Corporation (“Z Corp”) and Vidar Systems (“Vidar”) for $137 million in cash. … [Read more...] about 3D Systems to Acquire Z Corp and Vidar for $137 million
UC Berkeley researchers push the boundaries of form, workflow, and materials. Luxology Modo becomes the primary design software, outputting cement to Z Corp. 3D printers. A research team at UC Berkeley’s School of Architecture is working to redefine design workflow using Luxology Modo and 3D printing, opening up creative possibilities in manufacturing and design. Their first … [Read more...] about Is Seat Slug the poster child for an architectural workflow revolution?
Rumor-busting website confirms 3D printing exists. Z Corp reaps a PR bonanza with the help of National Geographic Channel. A video is making the rounds which some people find hard to believe. It shows the 3D printing of a crescent wrench, which is then used to tighten a nut. Enough people found the video so unbelievable that it made its way to Snopes.com, the famed website … [Read more...] about Snopes weighs in on ‘unbelieveable’ 3D printing video
More trends from 2010 that will have an impact on design and engineering technology in 2011. The computer-aided design and engineering graphics industry normally doesn't change a lot from one year to the next. It's been guided by a philosophy of 'AutoCAD is AutoCAD, Catia is Catia, and ne'er the twain shall meet.' But all that started falling apart in 2010, and things are … [Read more...] about 2010-2011 in CAD technology, the illustrated version, part 2
*Yes, there's a catch. You must commit to buying 24 printing kits in the first two years. With SolidWorks co-founder Scott Harris on board, the Solido SD 300 PRO attracts new attention. We revisit our June 2009 report. February 24, 20100--The first round in what may become the 3D desktop printer price war of 2010 was fired last month at SolidWorks World 2010. Israel-based … [Read more...] about Solido Drops Desktop 3D Printer Price to $2,950*