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Top 10 Countdown: Most Popular 3D Printing Stories in February 2013

President Obama 3D Printing State of the Union

Here are the top 10 most popular stories On 3D Printing brought you in February 2013.

10. 3D Printing Retail Store Hosts Open House in Denver, CO

9. Make: Where Do We Really Stand On 3D Printing?

8. Cornell Professor Develops Technique for 3D Printing a Human Ear

7. Details on the 3D Printing Institute from Obama’s SOTU Address

6. Accused of Stealing, 3D Printing Design Marketplace 3DLT Apologizes

5. NPR Discusses 3D Printed Guns on Morning Edition

4. Biofabrication: Scientists 3D Print Stem Cells to Create Human Organs

3. Video: The Best 7 TED Talks On 3D Printing

2. Must-See Infographic: How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize the Classroom

1. President Obama Calls 3D Printing “Revolutionary” in State of the Union


Thanks for reading in February!

Top 3D Printing Headlines Last Week: POTUS SOTU, stocks, TED, Fashion

President Obama 3D Printing State of the Union

A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from February 11 to February 17:

Wednesday, February 13

3D Printing Stocks Jump after Obama’s Mention at SOTU

3D Printing Stocks after Obama

President Obama called 3D printing revolutionary in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

“A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything.”

On Wednesday, several 3D printing stocks jumped on this mention.

  • ExOne Co. (NASDAQ:XONE) popped over 9% from Tuesday’s close
  • 3D Systems Corp (NYSE:DDD) increased 4.8%
  • Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) gained 2.7%
  • Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) was up over 28%

Above is a chart showing the growth of these 4 stocks over the last 6 months.

Details on the 3D Printing Institute from Obama’s SOTU Address

3D Printing Obama SOTU

Want more details about the 3D Printing institute President Obama mentioned in the State of the Union address tonight? CNET helped to shed some light on this facility:

The notion that Youngstown, Ohio, is the epicenter of the 3D printing revolution probably came as news to many people who have never heard of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute that the president referenced. Additive manufacturing is the industry term for 3D printing, and NAMII, as it’s known, has been collecting some big checks during the past year to become a hub for pushing 3D printing beyond a means for creating innumerable themed chess sets.

The Department of Defense provided $30 million to help get NAMII going, which will be matched by a consortium of big name corporations, universities and non-profits including Boeing, IBM, and Carnegie Mellon University, just to name a few. NASA (already a big fan of 3D printing), the National Science Foundation and other big time funders are also expected to kick in a few million shekels.



Read more at CNET.

Podium image credit: NCDMM News.