Fujitsu Ltd., the Japanese maker of semiconductors, computers and communications equipment, is the top owner of patents related to 3-D printing, according to a study released by the U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office.
Raphael Gorge, chief executive officer of French engineering company Groupe Gorge, says he knew almost nothing about 3-D printing a few months back. Now he’s ready to go up against market leaders 3D Systems Corp. and Stratasys Ltd.
General Electric Co. is on the hunt for ways to build more than 85,000 fuel nozzles for its newest jet engine. Instead of assembling them from 20 different parts, it plans to create the units in one piece -- with 3-D printers.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley praised Vice President Joe Biden last week for boosting the Port of Charleston, a rare display of bipartisanship for a Republican who built a national profile by rebuking the federal government.
Formlabs Inc., a Massachusetts company that used Kickstarter Inc.’s crowd-sourcing funding platform to raise money to produce three-dimensional printers, was sued for patent infringement by 3D Systems Inc.