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Sep 21, 2016

UPS news * 3D in China - ** Trial for illegal deliveries of untaxed cigarettes

* Georgia - UPS, Fast Radius to open 3D printing factory in Singapore

(Video by Losers of America - Mar 14, 2016: The UPS Store offers 3D printing now, but none of their employees seem to know how to do work the machines properly) 

--- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday it will expand its 3D printing services to Asia with a new facility in Singapore run by its partner Fast Radius that will open by the end of 2016... UPS rolled out a similar service in May in the United States. The company owns an undisclosed stake in Fast Radius, which has a 3D printing factory at the Atlanta-based package delivery company's hub in Louisville... In the United States, UPS customers can have parts printed at the Fast Radius factory or at one of 60 UPS Stores equipped with 3D printers and then shipped to them... UPS also plans a 3D printing hub in Europe. The company sees 3D printing as a potential threat to its warehousing business where it stores parts for manufacturers, so its strategy is to embrace the new technology and incorporate it into its business model instead... Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing works by laying down successive levels of material, mostly plastics at this point, to create an object... 
Atlanta, GA, USA - Reuters, by Nick Carey & Jacqueline Wong - 19 Sept 2016


** New York - Seeks $872 million from UPS in cigarette shipments trial

--- New York state and city authorities took United Parcel Service Inc to trial on Monday, urging a federal judge to make the company pay more than $872 million for making illegal deliveries of more than 683,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes... The non-jury trial before a federal judge in Manhattan came in a lawsuit by New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, and New York City as part of the state's ongoing efforts to combat smuggling of cigarettes from lower-tax areas... Filed in February 2015, the lawsuit contends that since 2010, UPS illegally shipped over 683,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes mostly from smoke shops situated on Indian reservations throughout New York state... 
(Photo By Nate Raymond)  --  NY, USA - Reuters/Metro, by Nate Raymond and David Gregorio - 21 Sept 2016

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