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Build Hope: The 2018 Hackaday Prize is Now Underway

It’s that time of year again! The Hackaday Prize is here. For the fifth year, Hackaday is challenging makers to come up with open source hardware projects that make a…

Need Some 3D Printing Supplies? Only a Few Days Left to Win Amazon Gift Cards!

The Amazon is a dangerous place. Not the rainforest – although that’s certainly a place you’ll want to be careful – but the website. It’s easy to get lost, and…

Amazon Gift Cards are Back – Enter to Win and Maybe Buy Your Next 3D Printer!

If you’re looking to buy a 3D printer, there are more and more places you can find them these days. 3D printers are being sold at Sam’s Club and Barnes…

New Giveaway: Turn Your 3D Printer into a Laser Cutter with Lasers from Endurance!

3D printing isn’t the only digital fabrication technology out there, of course. There’s CNC machining, and then there’s laser cutting and engraving. Each has its own unique benefits, but it’s…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 30, 2018

As January comes to a close, we’ve got all the latest 3D printing news wrapped up for you in one location with today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Rize…

3D Printing Helps Formula SAE Car Stay on Track

From steering wheels and dashboards to air intakes, 3D printing technology has come into play for many Formula SAE teams looking to improve their race cars. In a new case…

3D Printing Technology Offers New Zealand Researchers the Design Freedom to Develop Better Heat Exchangers

3D printing technology has made its way into many fields over the years, including the heating and cooling industry. Typically, a heat exchanger, which is designed to efficiently transfer heat from…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 24, 2017

We’re kicking off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing healthcare news, followed by a little business and then some unique 3D printed objects. A new collaborative Printing…

DK and MatterHackers Host Sweepstakes to Promote 3D Printing Projects Book

3D printing is a growing field and it’s growing faster than most people imagine. According to a 2015 study by Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry is expected to generate…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and…

3D Printing and Robotics Changing the World: Winners of the Third Round of 2017 Hackaday Prize Announced

The 2017 Hackaday Prize challenge launched just a few months ago, charging participants to create something that makes a positive difference in the world. It’s always interesting to follow the multi-tiered…

Educational Business Wins Hack My Van Contest, Will Offer Portable 3D Printing Workshops in New Zealand

The Hack My Van competition, put on for the second year by Mercedes-Benz Vans, reminds me a little bit of the reality TV show Pimp My Ride, where ruined cars were…

NYU Tandon Students Utilize Digital Fabrication and 3D Printing to Design Winning Concrete Canoe

From simple PLA to glass and metal, there are all sorts of interesting 3D printing materials being used these days. I find concrete to be one of the more interesting…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week – March 11, 2017

In this week’s edition of “Stories We Missed,” we’ve got the latest 3D printing news from the medical sector, an artistic Kickstarter campaign, and more. Stratasys is 3D printing pediatric heart…

Open Bionics Takes First Place with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands, Winning $1 Million in UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

UK-based startup Open Bionics, which relies on robotic sensors and 3D printing to make its lightweight prosthetic hands, has certainly come pretty far since launching its Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and fitting…

YBI and America Makes Announce Four Winners of AMPED Additive Manufacturing Startup Competition

Behind every great idea stands a person, or a group of people, who had a spark of inspiration, believed in themselves enough to try, and took a gamble that their…

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…

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Seeks Submissions for Visionary Concepts

On Sunday, I attended Star Trek: Mission New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. One of the many celebratory events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the seminal science fiction…

Winners Announced in the GAMESMASH 3D Printed Tabletop Game Challenge

Last week, I wrote about participating in GAMESMASH – The Game Design and Fabrication Challenge, announced in July. Following the 48-hour game jam, the participating teams put the finishing touches on…

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,…

MakerBot Makeathon Kicks off in NYC

MakerBot is known for supporting education, and that is evident by the large numbers of MakerBot printers finding their way into public schools and universities. The weekend before last I…

Less Than Two Weeks Left to Enter Stratasys’ Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

As of late, many of the “big boys” of 3D printing have seen their stocks take a precipitous plunge. The prevailing wisdom is that even the desktop 3D printing market…