Intel wants to automate 3D printing

Intel wants to automate 3D printing

Like many other leading tech firms, Intel regularly ventures outside its comfort zone in pursuit of new revenue opportunities. The chip maker maintains a dedicated investment fund for backing startups in promising markets, while its engineering division usually runs at least several projects that fall under Google’s definition of a moonshot. One such initiative appears…

Microsoft is trying to get into 3D printing

Microsoft is trying to get into 3D printing

Look no further than a company’s patent trail to understand its expansion plans. If some moonshot technology suddenly comes up in a filing and never resurfaces again, it’s likely just the legal department trying to make the most out of employees’ overflowing imagination. But if that technology starts appearing in more applications over time, then you may have just stumbled…