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Monday, January 18, 2016

Announcements In 3D Printing

Polaroid Announces Its Own 3D Printer

Oliver Starr | January 8, 2016

Polaroid, the company perhaps best known for instant photo cameras, has jumped into 3D printers, announcing the new ModelSmart 250S at CES. The single extruder printer, made in partnership with UK inkjet cartridge maker Environmental Business Products, will initially be available only to the European market.

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Dremel Launches 3D Printer for Classroom Use

Michael Hart | January 13, 2016

Dremel has debuted a 3D printer designed specifically for use in the classroom. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is now available to the education market, complete with teaching tools and customer support and training.
Available for about $1,000, the 3D Idea Builder is a 20-pound device roughly the size of a small microwave oven. Inside it is an extruder that heats and places the plastic on a left/right and front/back axis. Its movements are controlled by a 3D design digital file that can be downloaded to the printer. Its reduced noise quality minimizes classroom distractions while printing.


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3D Systems Closing Cubify 3D Printing Marketplace, Discontinues $999 Cube 3D Printer

Kira | December 28, 2015

Last week, 3D Systems sent an email out to registered customers of, its consumer 3D printing marketplace, announcing that the closing of and the discontinuation of retail 3D printed products, such as jewelry and phone cases. The email left many wondering just what this sudden exit from the retail consumer marketplace could mean for the 3D printing giant as it enters 2016. Today, the news has been officially confirmed and clarified by the company itself.

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