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  • Apple Q2 Earnings Preview: Scrutinizing Negative Media Coverage, And Watching R&D Expenses [View article]
    Finally, someone is acknowledging media's role.
    Thank you.
    Apr 8, 2013. 10:02 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Between ExOne's (XONE) stellar IPO and the 2012 gains seen by 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS), it's clear investors are expecting big things from 3D printers. But low R&D spending could stall the industry's progress, warns Ashlee Vance. Unlike chips or hard drives, there's no guarantee of steady technology advances for printer nozzles and plastic melting. DDD and SSYS respectively spent just 6% and 9% of their 2011 revenue on R&D; Vance is more positive on upstarts such as Shapeways, who are finding ways to significantly cut production and materials costs. [View news story]
    The best part of the article is the mention of Shapeways which leads to Makerbots, Thingiverse...
    Fascinating ways for individuals to design/create/invent and make/print prototypes or onsies/twosies.morsies for sale on Etsy, Shapeways, craft fairs, websites....
    Feb 10, 2013. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment