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What Has the 3D Printing Industry Learned During COVID-19?

The challenges of COVID-19 have been a unique learning opportunity for businesses and individuals alike. As the world scrambled to react to the outbreak, it highlighted both the strengths and…

5 3D Printing for Agriculture Applications

Agriculture stands to gain more from technology than many other industries. Farming is critical to both an individual farmer’s livelihood and to the entirety of society. As such, everyone benefits…

Making Your Own Education

The need for self exploration and project driven thinking is essential to growth. I personally believe this is the best form of learning.

Aki Inomota – Think Evolution #1

This is an art analysis of a 3D printed piece done by the artist Aki Inomata. It brings out questions of humanity and our finite nature.

Pediatric Surgeon 3D Prints Aortic Valve Repair Testing Device

Nations around the world are taking steps to prevent heart disease, with both advice and legislation to promote healthy eating habits, annual check-ups, and even antismoking laws and regulations. But…

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden

This is an introduction to the next project we will be taking on for the Make all Things Series. This project will be giving us a new found understanding of the skills required within the field of botany as well as design research and collaboration.

3D Printed Homes Could Be an Efficient Low-Income Housing Solution

3D printing — or additive manufacturing as it’s also known — is used for a lot of different things from conceptual and prototype design to traditional manufacturing and even construction….

Make All the Things Part 2: DIY Products

This is a short intro article to different resources a maker has for creating. DIY is a great thing with the amount of resources the internet provides for us. It is crucial to point others in the right direction.

Industry Experts Interviews: Aaron Trocola on 3D Printing Fashion & Wearable Tech

This is an interview done with Aaron Trocola. He is an industrial designer with expertise in 3D printed fashion. This article goes through some of the practicality laid within fashion and 3D printing as a whole.

3D Printing in Africa: Kenya & 3D Printing

Kenya has been considered to be a hub for innovation in Africa.  Personally, I started working with Kenya in 3D printing technology with a Makerbot Reseller, Amit Shah who runs…

How 3D Printing is Helping Wildlife Conservation

In recent years, a number of animals have gone extinct. Making matters worse, an increasing number are on the verge of extinction or their survival is threatened. There are a…

The Future of 3D Printing and Fashion Design Through the Eyes of LabeledBy

LabeledBy is a design studio based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. They work in fashion and their area of expertise is research and technology development. Their products range goes from technological…

Possibilities In New Design Languages Through 3D Printing

The possibilities of Additive Manufacturing in our current industrial landscape goes beyond just the technology and industrial manufacturing opportunities. The objects of today are adapted to the mechanical possibilities of…

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Demystifying STEM with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

Let’s face it: sometimes, getting kids into STEM is hard. You can preach the gospel of science, technology, engineering, and math all day long, you can try to catch their…

Honeycomb structures: from infill to bicycle tires

Although famously known for producing honey, bees are also master wax producers and beekeepers like me will (given the chance) wax lyrical about how ingenious these tiny engineers are in…

Pinshape Ambassador Brett Turnage Releases Two New 3D Printed RC Cars

One of our favorite design ambassadors to cover from 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape is BTI3Dlabs founder Brett Turnage, who is also a huge racing fanatic. We have previously appreciated his…

Canadian Startup Uses Mass Customization Software Platform to Personalize 3D Printed Products

We generally like having our items and tools personalized, which is why 3D printing technology is so often used for mass customization. A Canadian startup called Caboma, which was founded…

Grafter Allows Users to Remix Entire Working Mechanisms into New Fully Functional 3D Printed Machines

A longstanding tradition among 3D printing enthusiasts is remixing each other’s models to make something new or better. Crowdsourcing isn’t an especially new way to develop an idea, but rarely…

3D Printing, Nature, and the Industry Renaissance

A revolution marks a sea change, a hard resetting of the status quo; a renaissance is, literally, a rebirth. While a revolution is typically relatively short in duration and punctuated…

Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after…

Siemens STEM Day Offers 3D Printing and STEM Education Lessons for Teachers and Students

With operations spread over nearly 200 countries, global company Siemens provides automation, digitalization, and electrification products. The company, which won an award from ASME this year for its 3D printed…

Malicious Crypto-Mining Attempt on 3D Printing File Library Thingiverse Stopped In Its Tracks

Even though I know the profession itself is not the safest, whenever I hear someone mention mining, I can’t help but get an instant picture in my head of the…

3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general…