As prices drop, 3-D printers rise in popularity

Jan 30, 2014

As prices drop, 3-D printers rise in popularity

by Satoshi Matsuo

As 3-D printers become more common and prices drop, a number of Japanese firms are using the technology to fabricate 3-D models based on photographs or drawings provided by customers. Among them is 3D Remind LLC, a venture business established in the city of ...

Aug 19, 2013

3-D printers become more affordable as big retailers fill their shelves

Novel printers used to make solid three-dimensional objects are becoming more affordable to general consumers as retailers begin to stock lower-priced models. Retailers Bic Camera Inc. and Yamada Denki Co. started selling 3-D printers for under ¥200,000 this summer. On display are U.S. printers ...

Venture manufacturers on the rise

Mar 29, 2013

Venture manufacturers on the rise

by Hiroko Nakata

Surrounded by fields and houses on the outskirts of Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, few people would recognize this office as the headquarters of an electronics company. But this is where Keita Yagi runs Bsize Inc., making, designing and selling products all on his own.