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World Economic Forum views 3D printing as key technology

As the 3D printing is about to enter the mainstream, the World Economic Forum (WEF) takes note. They asked more than 800 executives and experts from the information and communications technology sector about their expectations on 21 tipping points. Here are the experts’ views on how 3D printing will change manufacturing and medicine in the years to come.

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Infographic: The economics of print

Our second drupa Global trends report is out now, tracking key economic and market developments in the global print industry over the period leading to drupa 2016 and beyond. Here’s a summary of the results in an infographic.

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The Economics of Print – The new world order

Our second drupa Global trends report is out now, tracking key economic and market developments in the global print industry over the period leading to drupa 2016 and beyond. This year we issued a full separate supplier survey, sharing some questions with the printers, but also asking other more specific questions relevant to them. Here's the executive summary.

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The History of drupa: Part One

The history of drupa: A look back at the beginnings in 1951 shows the rapid changes in an industry that at that time still paid homage to book printing and melted lead for letters. Today drupa shows how to print electronics or 3D and much more. A little time travel.

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Sustainability in The Print Industry

The latest growth of paper wrapping has been remarkable and has led to some great investments, with many companies wanting to get involved. On the other side, many businesses that already claim to be involved, cannot back up those claims. With an evolving need for sustainability in the print industry, how is the transition handled by different companies?

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Things About Packaging That Nobody Knows

Environment Concept Hand Holding White Paper With Recycle Symbol on Green Bokeh Background

Up until now, you rarely heard companies talk about how sustainable or innovative they are when it comes to packaging. They've relied on customers to pick up on it and notice that something has changed. But the developments in the packaging industry in particular are too important not to tell people about them and rely on , i.e. customers, to pay attention. And yet there is still a great deal of potential in this field, because at the moment there are only a few topics more important than recycling or the circular economy.

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Covestro’s Biobased Polymer Makes Sustainable 3D Printing Possible

In an effort to provide an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic and create a greener future, the German materials manufacturer Covestro has teamed up with companies like JuggerBot 3D, TA Systems and DSM Additive Manufacturing. Together, they have created a new, more sustainable PA410 polymer and conducted an extensive Life Cycle Analysis.

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