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3D Printing News Briefs: April 25, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 25, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business to 3D printing, scanning, modeling, and design. EOS joins a manufacturing alliance, while a 3D printer gets an update and CLIP technology is used to 3D print thousands of small parts. A 3D printing outfit uses 3D scanning technology to cut costs, and […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business to 3D printing, scanning, modeling, and design. EOS joins a manufacturing alliance, while a 3D printer gets an update and CLIP technology is used to 3D print thousands...
ISS Design Challenge Winner Successfully 3D Printed in Zero Gravity

ISS Design Challenge Winner Successfully 3D Printed in Zero Gravity

Last summer, electronics distribution company Mouser Electronics, together with celebrity engineer and inventor Grant Imahara, put college students, makers, and engineers to the 3D design test. They issued a challenge to create a 3D printable electronic object that could actually be printed, and used, in space, on the Made In Space zero-gravity 3D printer aboard the International […]

Last summer, electronics distribution company Mouser Electronics, together with celebrity engineer and inventor Grant Imahara, put college students, makers, and engineers to the 3D design test. They issued a challenge to create a 3D printable electronic object that...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take care of a little business first, then move on to a contest, an upcoming event, and a really cool 3D printed trophy. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities in the US. Kabuku hosts a delegation of German government officials, […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take care of a little business first, then move on to a contest, an upcoming event, and a really cool 3D printed trophy. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities...
Additive Industries Announces the Winners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge

Additive Industries Announces the Winners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge

We cover a lot of 3D printing and 3D design contests on a regular basis, which I love because we get to see such a wide range of design talent at every level. We’ve seen remarkable winning designs from children as young as five years old. Some challenges, however, are strictly aimed at professionals or […]

We cover a lot of 3D printing and 3D design contests on a regular basis, which I love because we get to see such a wide range of design talent at every level. We’ve seen remarkable winning designs from children as young as five years old. Some challenges,...
Envision the Future: Design a 3D Printed Educational Model for the Visually Impaired

Envision the Future: Design a 3D Printed Educational Model for the Visually Impaired

Last year, a large team effort was launched by the 3D printing community to help one woman. The Within Reach 3D Design Challenge, led by MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker, challenged participants to create 3D printable assisitve devices for Brandy Leigh Scott, a woman with a crippling hand condition called Dupuytrens Contracture. Of course, the contest ended […]

Last year, a large team effort was launched by the 3D printing community to help one woman. The Within Reach 3D Design Challenge, led by MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker, challenged participants to create 3D printable assisitve devices for Brandy Leigh...
Frustum-GrabCAD 3D Printed Quadcopter Challenge Winners Announced

Frustum-GrabCAD 3D Printed Quadcopter Challenge Winners Announced

We’ve seen GrabCAD team up with Stratasys for 3D printing challenges, but this time, the digital manufacturing hub has joined with topology optimization software company Frustum, focused on developing the latest design tools through its Generate software platform, for a joint challenge.  Yesterday, Frustum announced the winners of the Generate-GrabCAD Quadcopter Challenge. The challenge, which was hosted on GrabCAD’s […]

We’ve seen GrabCAD team up with Stratasys for 3D printing challenges, but this time, the digital manufacturing hub has joined with topology optimization software company Frustum, focused on developing the latest design tools through its Generate software...
Pinshape and Made In Space Announce Space Design Contest

Pinshape and Made In Space Announce Space Design Contest

My husband and I own the first seven seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD, and earlier this week we were watching the episodes where engineer Howard Wolowitz travels to the International Space Station (ISS) as a payload specialist. If you’re not familiar, he goes a little stir-crazy at the end of his time […]

My husband and I own the first seven seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD, and earlier this week we were watching the episodes where engineer Howard Wolowitz travels to the International Space Station (ISS) as a payload specialist. If you’re not familiar, he...
MyMiniFactory Launches 3D Design and Printing Contest with WildBrain for New Early Learning Character Designs

MyMiniFactory Launches 3D Design and Printing Contest with WildBrain for New Early Learning Character Designs

MyMiniFactory, the world’s largest curated download platform for free 3D printable models, and the sister site of 3D printer reseller iMakr, launched a 3D design and printing contest this week, along with WildBrain, one of the leading preschool and children’s entertainment content creators on platforms like YouTube and Dailymotion. Their multi-platform kids’ video network works […]

MyMiniFactory, the world’s largest curated download platform for free 3D printable models, and the sister site of 3D printer reseller iMakr, launched a 3D design and printing contest this week, along with WildBrain, one of the leading preschool and...
Pasta Gets Smart! Barilla Launches Second 3D Design Contest for 3D Printable Pasta Shapes

Pasta Gets Smart! Barilla Launches Second 3D Design Contest for 3D Printable Pasta Shapes

Back in my day, wagon wheels and vague dinosaur shapes were considered the height of sophisticated pasta shapes. I never would have imagined three-dimensional roses and cratered moons, but that’s what technology does – makes things cooler. It does a lot of other things, too, of course, like save lives, but you can’t deny that […]

Back in my day, wagon wheels and vague dinosaur shapes were considered the height of sophisticated pasta shapes. I never would have imagined three-dimensional roses and cratered moons, but that’s what technology does – makes things cooler. It does a lot of...
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Spectra3D Technologies Announce the Winner of 3rd Annual 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Spectra3D Technologies Announce the Winner of 3rd Annual 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

Right before Thanksgiving, we told you about the third annual Habitat for the Holidays: 3D Printed Ornament Contest in North Carolina, which we have enjoyed seeing in years past. The contest is hosted by the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Asheville-based Spectra3D Technologies. On Saturday, at the Asheville Habitat ReStore, the contest winner was announced! Drumroll, […]

Right before Thanksgiving, we told you about the third annual Habitat for the Holidays: 3D Printed Ornament Contest in North Carolina, which we have enjoyed seeing in years past. The contest is hosted by the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Asheville-based...
Floreon Announces Competition to 3D Print Spectacles for Footballer Ian Wright

Floreon Announces Competition to 3D Print Spectacles for Footballer Ian Wright

Ian Wright’s football story is one of a boy with humble beginnings making good after a long and difficult struggle. The third son of Jamaican immigrants, he was brought up by his mother and could never quite crystalize his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He had largely given up on the idea when a stint […]

Ian Wright’s football story is one of a boy with humble beginnings making good after a long and difficult struggle. The third son of Jamaican immigrants, he was brought up by his mother and could never quite crystalize his dream of becoming a professional...
Deck the Halls with 3D Printed Ornaments: 3D Design Contest from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Spectra3D Technologies

Deck the Halls with 3D Printed Ornaments: 3D Design Contest from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Spectra3D Technologies

The Halloween candy is mostly gone, and next week is that big turkey dinner with our loved ones for Thanksgiving. Christmas will be here before you know it! It’s almost time for Christmas carols, Christmas trees, and, for Asheville, North Carolina, 3D printed Christmas ornaments to hang on those trees. The Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity […]

The Halloween candy is mostly gone, and next week is that big turkey dinner with our loved ones for Thanksgiving. Christmas will be here before you know it! It’s almost time for Christmas carols, Christmas trees, and, for Asheville, North Carolina, 3D printed...
Mars Medical Challenge Asks Students to Design 3D Printable Items to Keep Astronauts Healthy on Mars

Mars Medical Challenge Asks Students to Design 3D Printable Items to Keep Astronauts Healthy on Mars

The team of NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and online educational platform Future Engineers has been a lot of fun to follow over the last year. Their collaborative 3D Printing in Space Challenges have resulted in some amazing, ingenious inventions from children as young as five years old, all aimed at improving the daily […]

The team of NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and online educational platform Future Engineers has been a lot of fun to follow over the last year. Their collaborative 3D Printing in Space Challenges have resulted in some amazing, ingenious...
Enterprise In Space and Kepler Space Institute Launch Print The Future Competition

Enterprise In Space and Kepler Space Institute Launch Print The Future Competition

While Elon Musk has recently been making headlines for his plan to get the human race to Mars, a group of pioneering space exploration and 3D printing entities have recently decided to join forces and get us manufacturing outside of Earth’s orbit as well. Earlier today, Enterprise In Space (EIS), a nonprofit program of the National Space […]

While Elon Musk has recently been making headlines for his plan to get the human race to Mars, a group of pioneering space exploration and 3D printing entities have recently decided to join forces and get us manufacturing outside of Earth’s orbit as well. Earlier...
Stratasys Launches 13th Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, Powered by GrabCAD Platform

Stratasys Launches 13th Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, Powered by GrabCAD Platform

Back in 2014, the 3D printing titan Stratasys made the decision to acquire GrabCAD, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based file sharing service for CAD models. The platform was developed to allow designers and engineers to seamlessly connect with content, technology, and each another, enabling access to updated versions of each model from anywhere. With an international community […]

Back in 2014, the 3D printing titan Stratasys made the decision to acquire GrabCAD, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based file sharing service for CAD models. The platform was developed to allow designers and engineers to seamlessly connect with content, technology, and...
Let the 3D Printing Sparks Fly! Pinshape Announces ‘Design for Electronics’ Challenge

Let the 3D Printing Sparks Fly! Pinshape Announces ‘Design for Electronics’ Challenge

Get into gear and power up, makers! With so many different mediums and materials being combined today in the world of 3D technology, the field is ripe for exciting and challenging contests. Often it seems as soon as one ends, several more are beginning. With the latest from Pinshape, however, many creative individuals are going […]

Get into gear and power up, makers! With so many different mediums and materials being combined today in the world of 3D technology, the field is ripe for exciting and challenging contests. Often it seems as soon as one ends, several more are beginning. With the...
Winners of all Ages Announced for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

Winners of all Ages Announced for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

The results of one inspirational spark can be staggering when you consider it. Within the 3D printing realm, we’ve seen a technology that was created for prototyping in engineering that has now developed in a full-blown industry, offering innovations like 3D printed prosthetics —and thanks to volunteers like those associated with e-NABLE, we’re seeing children all […]

The results of one inspirational spark can be staggering when you consider it. Within the 3D printing realm, we’ve seen a technology that was created for prototyping in engineering that has now developed in a full-blown industry, offering innovations like 3D...
Polish Up Your Spaceship Design Skills for a New 3D Design Challenge from CGTrader and MakePrintable

Polish Up Your Spaceship Design Skills for a New 3D Design Challenge from CGTrader and MakePrintable

A few months ago, CGTrader hit a major milestone when it officially became the largest 3D model marketplace in the world. An impressive feat indeed, considering how many online 3D marketplaces are out there, but CGTrader has always been a favorite for many reasons. One of those reasons is the contests they offer. Most 3D printing platforms and […]

A few months ago, CGTrader hit a major milestone when it officially became the largest 3D model marketplace in the world. An impressive feat indeed, considering how many online 3D marketplaces are out there, but CGTrader has always been a favorite for many reasons....
RZR MKR 3D Design Competition from Gillette, 3D Hubs and MakersCAFE — Design a 3D Printed Razor Handle

RZR MKR 3D Design Competition from Gillette, 3D Hubs and MakersCAFE — Design a 3D Printed Razor Handle

It’s sometimes easy to overlook the hours of design work that have gone into the objects we use everyday. There’s a great deal more to a shaving razor, for example, than just strapping a sharp blade to a handle. Not only does the safety of such an exercise have to be taken into account, but […]

It’s sometimes easy to overlook the hours of design work that have gone into the objects we use everyday. There’s a great deal more to a shaving razor, for example, than just strapping a sharp blade to a handle. Not only does the safety of such an exercise...
MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker Team Up for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker Team Up for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

I wish it was possible to know exactly how many people with disabilities have been helped with 3D printing technology. It’s impossible, of course, to obtain an exact count, but the number would undoubtedly be overwhelming. Part of the reason that 3D printed prosthetics and assistive devices are now so easy to obtain is that […]

I wish it was possible to know exactly how many people with disabilities have been helped with 3D printing technology. It’s impossible, of course, to obtain an exact count, but the number would undoubtedly be overwhelming. Part of the reason that 3D printed...
Wedding, Set, GO! Win $1,500 and Design Help from Shapeways to Make Your 3D Printed Wedding Dreams Come True

Wedding, Set, GO! Win $1,500 and Design Help from Shapeways to Make Your 3D Printed Wedding Dreams Come True

I went through a brief phase during which my guilty pleasure and stress relief was wedding-themed reality TV. Mostly, I blame my former roommate, but there’s something addictive about wedding shows, whether they’re classy and creative like My Fair Wedding or trashy and disturbing yet hilarious, like Bridezillas or – and I can still barely bring […]

I went through a brief phase during which my guilty pleasure and stress relief was wedding-themed reality TV. Mostly, I blame my former roommate, but there’s something addictive about wedding shows, whether they’re classy and creative like My Fair Wedding...
Shapeways and Gravity Sketch Partner to Launch “Spin It to Win It!” Contest

Shapeways and Gravity Sketch Partner to Launch “Spin It to Win It!” Contest

One of the most glaring obstacles standing in the way of 3D printing technology’s expansion throughout the world is the lack of capable 3D designers. With most 3D modeling being done by engineers on professional-grade CAD systems, the maker community has been severely lacking accessible and convenient design software. But, the London-based startup Gravity Sketch […]

One of the most glaring obstacles standing in the way of 3D printing technology’s expansion throughout the world is the lack of capable 3D designers. With most 3D modeling being done by engineers on professional-grade CAD systems, the maker community has been severely...
K-12 Students! You Can Enter This Minecraft-Themed 3D Modeling Contest for Great Prizes

K-12 Students! You Can Enter This Minecraft-Themed 3D Modeling Contest for Great Prizes

Listen up any and all students! If you are a US student in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and are either into Minecraft, 3D modeling or both, iD Tech, Shapeways, and Dremel are teaming up to host a 3D modeling contest to encourage more students to get involved in the exciting world of 3D modeling and printing. […]

Listen up any and all students! If you are a US student in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and are either into Minecraft, 3D modeling or both, iD Tech, Shapeways, and Dremel are teaming up to host a 3D modeling contest to encourage more students to get involved in...
Enter a 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge from SketchUp and i.materialise

Enter a 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge from SketchUp and i.materialise

One of the amazing things about designing in 3D is the incredibly intricate creations artists and designers come up with. 3D printed jewelry is one of those design categories that shows off the unique kinds of creations that are possible with 3D printing technologies, and what better way to see some of the latest 3D printed jewelry than […]

One of the amazing things about designing in 3D is the incredibly intricate creations artists and designers come up with. 3D printed jewelry is one of those design categories that shows off the unique kinds of creations that are possible with 3D printing technologies,...
CGTrader’s 2016 Fashion Challenge: Make It Stylish, Make It Trendy, Make It 3D Printable!

CGTrader’s 2016 Fashion Challenge: Make It Stylish, Make It Trendy, Make It 3D Printable!

CGTrader is ready to rock 2016 right away with a challenge that offers 3D designers a venue for showing off their work as well as offering an awesome opportunity to win a 3D printer. In the Fashion 3D Print Challenge, the well-known 3D model marketplace, backed by a strong professional designer community, is teaming up […]

CGTrader is ready to rock 2016 right away with a challenge that offers 3D designers a venue for showing off their work as well as offering an awesome opportunity to win a 3D printer. In the Fashion 3D Print Challenge, the well-known 3D model marketplace, backed by a...
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