Live from CES 2013: 3D printers and services

Several companies are trying to crack the consumer market for 3D printers and services. 3D printers are become more affordable, with products realizing price points within reach of artists, hobbyists and model makers and designers. A few vendors exhibiting on the floor we plan to shop include:

· 3D Systems’ Cube 3D printer, a 3D content-to-print solutions for professionals and consumers. LVCC, Central Hall – 15447

· Delta Micro’s UP! 3D Printers. Venetian Ballroom – 70524

· Kraftwurx is promoting 3D printing in the cloud, Digital Factory and the Kraftwurx Platform. Venetian, Lvl 3 – 74411

· Stratasys. LVCC, South Hall 4 – 35463

· Formlabs’ Form 1, a desktop stereolithography 3D printer. Booth: LVCC, South Hall 4 – 35160

· Makerbot’s Replicator 2. LVCC, South Hall 3 – 32025

· Sculpteo is promoting their 3D printing facilities in France for R&D and online 3D printing services. LVCC, South Hall 2 – 26111

· Afinia’s H-Series 3D Printer and ABS filaments. LVCC, South Hall 4 – 36388

The “CES 2013 Category Winner for Software & Mobile Apps” is the 3DPCase by Sculpteo (http://www.3dpcase.com) – 3DPCase is the ‘Ultimate iPhone Case Builder’: the first ever app for customizing, manufacturing and ordering 3D-printed iPhone cases. Sculpteo shows how Cloud 3D Printing offers a new e-commerce business with bespoke objects costing from $14.95.