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July 14, 2014

The 3-D printer movement got a boost months ago when Home Depot began offering 3-D printers and scanners for sale through its website.

Now the world’s largest home improvement retailer is bringing the products to shelves in select markets. Home Depot is introducing MakerBot 3-D printers and scanners in select stores in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

March 13, 2014

Cologne, Germany -- In what is certainly not the last presentation on three-dimensional printing technology and its uncertain role in the future of commerce, a German technologist explained why we will someday be producing goods in the living room.

The revolution in 3-D printing -- the process of making a three-dimensional solid object out of digital information -- is likely to develop slowly, he said, as efficiencies in design compound over time, making 3-D-printing machines easier to own and operate.

November 14, 2013

Jenn-Air has partnered with 20-20 Technologies, a maker of 3-D interior design and manufacturing software, to extend the capacity for interior designers to incorporate Jenn-Air appliances in their 3-D renderings.

Users of 20-20 Technologies can now select products from Jenn-Air's appliance line to plan and conceptualize kitchens with realistic 3-D drawings.

June 6, 2013

Joplin, Mo.-based Tamko Building Products has teamed up with EagleView Technologies to offer a new aerial measurement tool to contractors enrolled in Tamko’s Pro Certified Contractor program. 

Contractors will now be able to offer professional and customized roof measurement reports to their customers. These reports use 3-D modeling to create measurements, as well as easy-to-read diagrams and summary tables 

January 4, 2011

Winchester, Va.-based Trex has introduced a deck design program for contractors, designers and landscape architects.

The software, called DeckWorks, operates as a plug-in for the popular Vectorworks platform for landscape architects, designers and contractors. The program allows professionals to produce and output photo-realistic 3-D renderings of outdoor living spaces for their customers.