curtwoodward writes: Formlabs raised nearly $3 million in a month for its new Form 1 3D printer, which uses stereolithography to make precise models and other physical objects out of photoreactive liquid polymer. But 3D Systems-the publicly traded company founded by the guy who invented that process-sued the startup for patent infringement. Formlabs recently announced that it would start shipping its pre-ordered Form 1 printers, and that was no coincidence: the two companies quietly entered into settlement talks in early May, and hope to have a deal done by September.
Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a
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-- Edgar R. Fiedler