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The Most Influential People in 3D Printing Today

Influential people in 3D printingThe 3D printing industry is growing, thanks to increasing investment in the sector, emerging start-ups and impressive personalities making their mark. The latest statistics estimate that the additive manufacturing market was valued at $13.7 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach a value of $63.46 billion by 2025.

The impact of the 3D printing industry on the future of global industry as a whole should not be underestimated.
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3D Printing Shop Managers: Pain Points of the Job and The Solution

3D Printing Shop Managers: Pain Points of the Job and The SolutionThe buzz of your alarm begins to sound and your mind is immediately transported to the office or makerspace. It’s only 7am and you’re already dreading the constant influx of emails and additional tasks that crop up throughout the day.

Sound familiar?

As a shop manager in the additive manufacturing space, there is a lot of pressure on you as a leader and often a great deal of difficulty comes from shop orders not being managed in the most efficient way possible.
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3D Printing Trends: 2019 Recap and 2020 Predictions

3D Printing TrendsAnother year under our belts GrabCAD readers and what a year it has been for 3D printing. As is so often the case, as one year draws to a close, it gives us time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months and look ahead at what’s to come.

In this post we’re recapping five of the top 3D printing highlights of 2019, while giving you a snapshot of what is set to take center stage in 2020.
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3D Printing in the Education Sector

The purpose of software is to help people.

College ClassroomA statement from an author and principal staff software engineer at LinkedIn. A simple quote, sure, but advanced technology is all about making complex processes easier, faster, increasingly accessible and more widely available.

In the education sector specifically, we are seeing a plethora of new technologies - particularly in STEM, but also in subject areas such as design, biology, history and geography.
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Tech Trends Redefining the Beauty Industry

Tech Trends in the Beauty IndustryThe beauty industry is booming. Today, the beauty industry is valued at a staggering $532 billion – a figure set to reach further heights in the coming years. And that’s not all:

  • A 2016 report by Lucintel predicts the skincare subsection will grow in value by 4% each year.
  • Statista estimates general global retail sales to reach $28 trillion by 2020 (up from $22 trillion in 2016)

The stats don’t lie; the beauty industry is trending upwards, which is why beauty companies want to harness the mounting spending power of global consumers.
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