Marriott Turns To Oculus Rift For Destination Sampling

If you were wondering why Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook coffers ponied up $2 billion dollars for Oculus Rift, companies like Marriott may be the key. The flagship brand for one of the largest hotelier's in the world has announced a new marketing campaign that involves AR/VR technology provided by Oculus Rift. While it may [...]

Get A Robo 3D Printer At Costco

Costco joins the ranks of Home Depot and a select few other retailers where the normal consumer can now pick up a 3D Printer. Over the past five years or so we've seen an incredible surge in the 3D printing industry. A technology that was once only available in machine shops and high end design [...]

3D Printing Validated With Trip To HP

From the day I first heard about HP’s plan of enter the 3D printing market, I wondered where they might focus their energies. The consumer market or high volume production? As time went on and more details became public, their intentions became more clear. HP announced that it would focus on the production or “enterprise” [...]

Kobrin: 3D Printing for the Fashion Industry

  For the most part, the whole 3D Printing industry has been focused on niche products and niche industries. However, we just came across a pretty unique Brazilian/Italian startup that is looking to take 3D Printing into the fashion industry: Kobrin. Currently, they have one product for sale, 3D Printed glasses. We had a chance [...]

3Doodler Is The World’s Most Popular 3D Printing Device [IFA 2014]

We first got to experience the 3Doodler back in January at CES 2014. At IFA the company behind the world's first 3D Printing Pen had some great news to share with the world. 3Doodler now has over 100,000 users. 3D writing has taken off.  The pen, which retailed globally this year, allows people to 3D [...]

3D Faster: A Walk In Retail’s Boneyard

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled on a CNBC article by Courtney Reagan about Retail Chains That Disappeared. As I flipped through the slides I noticed that many of the featured retailers suffered common fates. So, I reorganized the list. I broke down each company and the reasons for their demise (according to the article.) [...]

Open Up The Flood Gates The First CMYK 3D Printer Is Here

Surely we all know about the boom in 3D printing. We run a feature here at Techfaster called 3DFaster which highlights some of the trends in the exciting, and exploding 3D Printing Industry. Our good friends at 3DLT provide industry insight into the world of 3D printing. You probably see and hear about 3D printers [...]

3DFaster: Craft Retailing Gets Personal

I’ve written about how retailers in many categories could benefit by offering 3D printed products online and in-store. Booksellers, automotive parts, home improvement, wireless, outdoor, pharmacies, grocery and mass market stores have all been featured. But, there are also segments I’ve neglected – in part because they were more obvious – like office supplies, electronics [...]

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Today, Amazon announced a new category of products in its ever expanding ecommerce platform: a 3D Printed Products store. The "3D Printed Products store, [is] a marketplace that gives customers access to more than 200 unique print on-demand products, many that can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations, and personalized with text [...]

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MakerBot: Coming to a Home Depot Near You

Makerbot Home Depot On Monday, MakerBot announced a new partnership with The Home Depot. According to a statement from MakerBot, Home Depot will begin selling MakerBot 3D Printers online and in several stores across the U.S.: MakerBot and The Home Depot® announce a collaboration to bring MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printers to customers on [...]