The Rise of the 3rd Party Manufacturer in 3D Printing

There’s a lot to be learned about the present and future of 3D Printing by studying the rise of the Personal Computer. Today we have hundreds of companies building supply chains from scratch to sell 3D Printers out of garages, co-working spaces and tech shops, not unlike Steve Jobs’s garage and the motel in Albuquerque […]

What the Kickstarter Hangover will do to the 3D Printing Industry

Kickstarter has been transformative for many companies, and for the last year or so, the 3D Printing industry has in particular been benefiting greatly from it with over 80 projects and a healthy 50% fund rate (even higher in the last 6 months). Unfortunately, like having too much of a good thing to drink one night, […]

How 3D Printing Companies are using Kickstarter to Accelerate the 3D Revolution

In January 1975, Popular Science magazine ran an article on the first consumer computer: the Altair. Ed Roberts, the founder of the company making the Altair, ran ads in the magazine for pre-orders of his device for a then-shocking $400. He needed to sell 200 to break even, but ended up selling over 2,000 instead. […]