We are almost on the Eve of SPAR 3D Expo beginning April 11, 2016. This is a vendor-neutral 3D imaging conference that has been running annually since 2004, one that I always look forward to. What makes this event so attractive is the diversity of technologies on display combined with the efforts of the SPAR 3D team to encourage end-users and practitioners to participate and share their experiences.
For many vendors in our industry, SPAR 3D represents a key milestone in their sales plan for the year. The pre-SPAR wave of press releases and announcements have been of particular interest. I have been interested to identify any trends for the year and any themes that continue to grow and mature from last year.
(Before you read further, I should declare that I am actively involved in the business operations of two vendors who will be mentioned (Arithmetica and NCTech Imaging), hopefully it will become clear as to how they fit with the themes discussed.)