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Top 3D Printing News Last Week: MakerBot Digitizer, Deltaprintr, M&A

MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner Bre Pettis

3D Printing News

A roundup of the top 3D printing news from August 19 to August 25:

Tuesday, August 20

Wednesday, August 21

Thursday, August 22

Friday, August 23

Sunday, August 25

Win a Solidoodle 3D Printer at 100% Design Competition in the UK

3D Printing Contest 100 Percent Design iMakr

3D Printing Design Competition Will Award Solidoodle 3D Printer to the Winner

To celebrate the launch of the Home Factory at this year’s 100% Design, the UK’s largest contemporary design event, the organizers are teaming up with iMakr, the world’s largest 3D print store, to offer 5 lucky creatives the chance to have their designs printed in 3D and displayed at the event.

100% Design is officially the UK’s largest design trade event with over 25,000 visitors including architects, interior designers, retailers and designers. The event is held between the 18-21 September and is the biggest event during the London Design Festival. 100% Design is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors in 2013.

The Home Factory is a dedicated 100 square-meter space at 100% Design exploring the potential of 3D printing. It’s a concept living space that demonstrates both the impact of 3D printing in an interiors setting and showcase some of the best 3D printed interiors products. UK 3D print pioneers, iMakr, will produce a concept space within The Home Factory that brings creativity closer to the technology.

Submit Your Design

The contest is open to any design, whether for the home or workplace. You can design anything from furniture to lighting to tableware to technology or an accessory. Submit your designs in 2D or 3D software. If a 2D drawing is selected, the contest organizers will convert it into 3D for you.

Here are some of the current highest voted submissions.


Judge’s Choice Award

The judging panel including 100% Design Event Director, William Knight will select 5 winners who will:

  • Have their design 3D printed and displayed as part of the Home Factory feature at 100% Design
  • Have their 3D printed works exhibited in the iMakr store in London for a promotional period
  • Earn commission on their design if sold during the promotional period

One overall winner will receive a Solidoodle 3rd Generation 3D Printer worth £800.

People’s Choice Award

In addition to the Judge’s Choice award, the design that receives the highest votes will have their design exhibited at 100% Design.


Learn more about the contest, submit your design, or view submissions at Talent House.


Video: iMakr 3D Printing Store Grand Opening in London

iMakr 3D Printing Store

iMakr 3D Printing Store

In the video below, the iMakr 3D printing store opens in London. With 2,500 square feet of 3D printers and 3D printing fun, there was quite a crowd to see the grand opening.

Exhibits from Solidoodle, UP!, MakerBot, Cubify, Leapfrog and all the big names of desktop 3D printing were on site, plus models from 3D artists.

Here is the official press release from Solidoodle about the retail debut:

Solidoodle Makes Retail Debut at World’s Largest 3D Printer Store in UK

Brooklyn, NY — April 30, 2013 — Solidoodle, maker of the most affordable fully assembled 3D printers, is proud to announce its printers will be sold at iMakr, the world’s largest 3D printing retail store, located at 79 Clerkenwell Road in Central London.

iMakr announced its 3D printer lineup to include the Solidoodle 3rd Generation model at its grand opening event today. Solidoodle CEO Sam Cervantes was in attendance for the opening.

“3D printers are a rapidly expanding segment in the consumer electronics market,” says Cervantes. “iMakr is making a big splash in a major international city and we are glad to be a part of it. Working with distributor and retail partners will definitely help us satisfy the growing demand we’re seeing from the international public.”

Located in Farringdon, the heart of the designer district of London, iMakr is featuring some of the most popular brands of 3D printers, supplies and accessories and will cater to the needs of designers, architects, early adopters, hobbyists, jewelers and schools.

Solidoodle also announced, in late February, its plans for dedicated Solidoodle retail locations in Eastern Europe to open later this year.


Image via SolidSmack.

Inside 3D Printing Conference Is Next Week – Discount Available

Inside 3D Printing Conference

Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo kicks off next week, April 22-23, in New York City. This is the first conference of its kind in the region and several of the industry’s heavy hitters will be present.

Attendees will hear presentations on 3D printing’s impact on daily life, education, food, engineering, design, architecture, manufacturing, firearms, fashion, and business, while networking with professionals from 3D Systems, Shapeways, MakerBot, Solidoodle, and more. View the full agenda here.

Speakers include Hod Lipson of Cornell University who co-authored Fabricated: The World of 3D Printing, Hugh Evans III of T. Rowe Price Associates, Brett Lyons of Boeing, Gonzalo Martinez of Autodesk, Jennifer Ritter of Estee Lauder, and Ofer Shochet of Stratasys. View the full speaker list here.

The conference’s two full days of tutorials and seminars will provide attendees with a blueprint for how to invest and utilize 3D printing in coming years, while the exhibit hall will showcase the latest 3D printers and services.

Use On 3D Printing’s exclusive discount code: PRINT for 15% off a full-conference pass. Avoid on-site prices and register by April 21.

Video: How 3D Printing Will Change the World and Industry Interviews

PBS Video 3D Printing

In the PBS video below, the 3D printing industry is profiled.

3D Printing is heralded as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.

The video includes interviews with:

  • Sam Cervantes from Solidoodle on innovation
  • Carine Carmy from Shapeways on supply chain disruption
  • Michael Weinberg from Public Knowledge on copyright and IP
  • Joseph Flaherty from Wired.com on bioprinting and more

Watch the full video below.