The world is still trying to figure out why every home would need a 3D printer, but in the professional world they continue to thrive. At the International Dental Show currently going on in Germany, Stratasys announced a new 3D printer that uses multiple materials at once to create startlingly realistic dental models…
This afternoon, 3D printing giant Stratasys announced the $403 million acquisition of MakerBot. And while it won't change anything about MakerBot's brand, Stratasys could supply the know-how to scale up business in a big way. That could mean more stores, more factories, and even more offices.
If clothes can be made by 3D printers, it only figures that cars can be, too. The same company that teamed up with HP for their "affordable" 3D printer has made the world's first 3D-printed car, Urbee.
Clearly, 2010 is poised to be the "year of 3D." This includes movies, TV and maybe even "affordable" printers for small businesses. HP and Stratasys have teamed up to deliver a 3D printer that should cost less than $15,000.