Who is Running the Revolution?


Several leaders have emerged in the evolution of the 3D printing industry. We break it down below:

Shapeways is A 3D printing social platform and marketplace which allows individuals to create and sell custom designs, utilizing 3D printing technology. Users can select from a variety of materials, including sandstone, ceramic, silver, and stainless steel to produce their very own designs which they can sell to the Shapeways community.

Shapeways is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in the Netherlands and Seattle, Washington. Investors include Lux Capital, Union Square Ventures, and Index Ventures.

Stratysys is a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems. Their printers and systems are available for both small scale manufacturing and desktop printing.  The company focuses on advancements in the Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial Product, Consumer Product, Medical Device, Military, and Educational industries.

Stratysys is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel.

Makerbot is a manufacturer of desktop 3D printers, focused on bringing the technology to the end user. The company operates a retail location in New York, NY, where they provide demos and seminars on the technology and allow prospective users to experience 3D printing.

Makerbot is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. Investors include Foundry Group, Bezos Expeditions, True Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Sam Lessin.

3D Systems is a producer of 3D printers, print materials, digital content and 3D CAD software, for both professional and consumer use. The company focuses on providing end to end solutions, with focus on a variety of industries, including Transportation, Energy, Consumer Products, Recreation, Healthcare and Education, among others.

3D Systems is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with offices in Australia, the Netherlands, and Italy.

Innovation begins with education. This is something that rang true for the team behind the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which marks it’s 25th anniversary this year. What started as a discussion between Mode Collective, The Architect’s Newspaper and public relations firm Tobin and Tucker on the role of education at the ICFF, evolved into DesignX. […]

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