January 2013 - 3D Printing Headlines

January 9, 2013 (LocalOrg) -Here's a roundup of the latest 3D printing headlines.

"A 3D printed 4k resolution OLED TV is coming: 3D printing hits mainstream manufacturing." -Ponoko Blog

Summary: 3D printing started out as a means of creating prototypes. Now it is moving into mainstream manufacturing processes. Ponoko points out that it is not clear which parts of the new OLED TV (pictured above) are 3D printed, however it is a sign of a shifting paradigm in terms of manufacturing.

"MakerBot announces the Replicator 2X experimental 3D printer: The most advanced MakerBot yet." -Ponoko Blog

Summary: MakerBot, a 3D printer manufacturer that sprung up from the New York-based hackerspace, NYC Resistor, has unveiled its latest 3D printer - the MakerBot Replicator 2X. It features multiple print heads for multiple colors and a 100 micron layer print resolution. It is one of the higher-end models MakerBot has produced.

Summary: WebMediaBrands is hosting an "Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo" in New York City at the Javits Convention Center, starting on April 22, this year. The event's official website can be found here.