PieceMaker Brings Ford, Nickelodeon, & Metal 3D Printing to a Retail Store Near You

PieceMaker Brings Ford, Nickelodeon, & Metal 3D Printing to a Retail Store Near You

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Just when you thought that the biggest 3D printing news from Toy Fair 2016 was a 3D printer from Mattel and Autodesk, PieceMaker comes in with a whole swath of big news that includes its own set of big names. As PieceMaker works to bring 3D printing into the retail space, including metal 3D printing with ExOne, they’ve also partnered with huge companies Ford and Nickelodeon, which is carrying a lot of important licensed brands. And they’re showing it off at Toy Fair tomorrow.…

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PieceMaker Brings Ford, Nickelodeon, & Metal 3D Printing to a Retail Store Near You

Autodesk & Mattel Release New $299 3D Printer for Families

Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In April of last year, Autodesk first announced its partnership with legendary toy manufacturer Mattel, saying that they would be powering the toy company’s design apps.  We are now seeing the biggest result of that partnership as Mattel reboots its classic ThingMaker product.  While in the 60s and 90s the ThingMaker was a desktop molding machine, the 21st century version is a desktop 3D printer.
Introduced in the 1960s and then resurrected in the 1990’s, the ThingMaker was a device that allowed kids to fabricate squishy toys, like bugs and flowers, by pouring liquid resin into metal molds, which were then baked within the device’s scalding hot oven. …

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Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods

Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Source3 is capable of roping in some pretty big names for its licensed 3D printables platform. Before, it was Capcom and CD Baby. Now, it’s the U.S. Army. The startup, founded by 3D printing and music licensing experts, has just made a licensing agreement with the Army to offer 3D printed personalized ornaments for U.S. Army service members, family, and friends.

The agreement, facilitated by brand extension agency Beanstalk, will see customizable 3D printed keepsakes sold on the MyKeepsake website. The products, which so far include prints of vintage Army memorabilia and personal photographs of U.S.…

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Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods