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Survey Says Cloud-Based CAD, 3D Printer Use to Surge

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Ann R. Thryft
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3D printing + CAD + cloud
Ann R. Thryft   4/10/2014 2:33:22 PM
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Thanks for reporting this, Cabe. It's especially interesting to see the survey results regarding the upcoming rise in the use of 3D printing. It will be even more interesting to see their results next year, after the SLS patents expire and we see more low-cost SLS machines enter the market. FDM patent expiration is thought by many to be a major driver behind the explosion in filament fusion machines in the last 12-18 months or so.



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Cabe Atwell   5/7/2014 10:27:42 PM
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Thanks Ann, I'm sure the rise in 3D printing will have a fundamental impact on cloud-based CAD software. On the other hand, I think piracy plays a major roll as well.

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Ann R. Thryft   5/8/2014 12:15:58 PM
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Ouch, I hadn't thought of the piracy angle. All too true, I'm sure.

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