3D printers to watch at CES 2013 #3dthursday


Here’s a handy CES2013 3D printing-focused round up from 3ders.org. Know of any surprise launches not on their list? Share it in the comments (and drop them a tip!):

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the largest showcases of new technology in the world. Hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association in Las Vegas during Jan.8~11, CES 2013 will open to press and exhibitors from every facet of the electronics industry. Every major technology company participates in the International CES, by exhibiting, speaking, sponsoring, attending or holding co-located events and business meetings. One of the biggest stories at the 2013 International CES will be the Windows 8 operating system, but besides that, you will also discover many important trends and one of them is 3D printing.

At CES 2012, 3D Systems and Makerbot unveiled their newest 3D printer, Replicator and Cubify. At CES 2013, at least eight companies are expected to showcase their 3D printers or 3D printing related product and services.

3D printers:

1. 3D Systems


The company intends to showcase its Cube 3D printer, an affordable 3D content-to-print solutions for professionals and consumers.

Booths: LVCC, Central Hall – 15447

2. Stratasys

Booth: LVCC, South Hall 4 – 35463

3. Formlabs

The Formlabs team will bring Form 1, the first desktop stereolithography 3D printer to Las Vegas to give live print demonstrations and show plenty of sample prints.

Booth: LVCC, South Hall 4 – 35160

4. Makerbot

Products: Makerbot Replicator 2

Booth: LVCC, South Hall 3 – 32025

5. Afinia

Products: Afinia H-Series 3D Printer

Afinia will be showing it’s award winning 3D printer, and full line of ABS filament. Live 3D printing demonstrations will be held continuously during the day.

Booth: LVCC, South Hall 4 – 36388

6. Delta Micro Factory Corp. (PP3DP)

Products: UP! 3D Printer | UP! Plus 3D Printer | UP! Mini 3D Printer

Booth: Venetian Ballroom – 70524

3D printing service:

1. Sculpteo

Sculpteo has its own 3D printing facilities in France for R&D purpose and offers a fully online 3D printing service.

This 2013 edition is a very special one for Sculpteo. Sculpteo will officially receive the Innovations Awards 2013 for Best Software & Mobile App with 3DPcase, a custom 3D printed iPhone case service.

Booth LVCC, South Hall 2 – 26111

2. Kraftwurx

Kraftwurx is based in Houston, TX, is the worlds original platform for 3D printing in the cloud.

At CES Kraftwurx will unveil Digital Factory and the Kraftwurx Platform powered by Digital Factory.

Booth: Venetian, Lvl 3 – 74411

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