3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual…

e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

We always enjoy writing about the vast network of volunteers that make up the global e-NABLE community, who collaborate to make free 3D printed prosthetic hands available to the people…

MyMiniFactory’s Newest 3D Printing Design Challenge: Make the Google OnHub Look Fabulous

I still remember the days of dial-up Internet – the endless waiting, the horrible screeching noises as the modem struggled to connect. It goes without saying that connecting to the…

Enable Community Foundation Challenges You to Design 3D Printed Sports-Related Prosthetic Devices

I always look forward to hearing about new design challenges from e-NABLE. Not only are they fun, but they encourage participants to really use their creativity to come up with…

Create T.I.M.E and More: e-NABLE Introduces a New Series of Design Challenges

The creation of e-NABLE started with a steampunk convention. Ivan Owen created a functional metal hand as part of a costume, and posted a YouTube video online. A South African carpenter who had…

There’s Still Time to Enter Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge

We first covered Chatanooga-based 3D design and printing innovator Branch Technology here last July, when the company successfully built 3D printed walls using the world’s largest freeform 3D printer. This was a first for international…

MakerBot Partners in Bay Area Makeathon to Create 3D Printed Products for Disabled

MakerBot, a company known for their down-to-earth focus on their users and the community, is diving into a collaboration that will use the art and technology of 3D printing to…

Educate 3D Contest: Materialise Extends New Challenge to Southeast Asian Teachers & Students

Great questions deserve great answers–and we can’t wait to see how this plays out in the latest challenge, ‘Educate 3D,’ by Materialise’s Ideas Worth Making. Unfortunately, in this journey through…

The US Veterans’ Administration Enlists the 3D Printing Community to Improve Lives of the Nation’s Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched an exciting new project on May 15. It is an initiative they hope will inspire the maker community to create innovative new prosthetics…

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