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Additive Manufacturing Education for Space and Prosthetics: City Tech Receives $1.3M in STEM Research Grants

Additive Manufacturing Education for Space and Prosthetics: City Tech Receives $1.3M in STEM Research Grants

Students in New York City attending City Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology will be able to graduate as double threats as manufacturing skills are woven heavily into their engineering studies. Further ensuring this are STEM research grants totaling more than $1.3 million recently handed to the department, known to be one […]

Students in New York City attending City Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology will be able to graduate as double threats as manufacturing skills are woven heavily into their engineering studies. Further ensuring this are STEM...
e-NABLE is Going to the Birds: 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg for a Secretary Bird in Germany

e-NABLE is Going to the Birds: 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg for a Secretary Bird in Germany

Usually when we write about worldwide volunteer network e-NABLE, we’re sharing an inspiring story about its 3D printed prosthetics and the children who receive them, or one of the many ways you can volunteer. Recently, e-NABLE was called on to 3D print a prosthetic leg for a patient…but it wasn’t a human patient. Instead, the network, […]

Usually when we write about worldwide volunteer network e-NABLE, we’re sharing an inspiring story about its 3D printed prosthetics and the children who receive them, or one of the many ways you can volunteer. Recently, e-NABLE was called on to 3D print a...
MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango has an engineering background and has worked in several fields including energy, Arctic vessel development […]

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango...
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...
On International Women’s Day, Here’s a Look at Five Influential Women in 3D Printing

On International Women’s Day, Here’s a Look at Five Influential Women in 3D Printing

Any woman working in the tech field can tell you stories about the challenges that arise from working in an industry that is still largely a boys’ club. The ongoing lack of diversity – both gender and ethnic – in the tech industry is an issue that we could write about at length, but today, […]

Any woman working in the tech field can tell you stories about the challenges that arise from working in an industry that is still largely a boys’ club. The ongoing lack of diversity – both gender and ethnic – in the tech industry is an issue that we...
3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

When I was a kid, eons ago, I got a toy that was a plastic grabber on the end of a stick, controlled by squeezing or releasing a whole hand trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and […]

When I was a kid, eons ago, I got a toy that was a plastic grabber on the end of a stick, controlled by squeezing or releasing a whole hand trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and...
e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

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 who need them, whether they’re donating money and supplies through the MatterHackers community sponsorship program, or learning how to create and build 3D printable prosthetics […]

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 who need them, whether they’re donating money and supplies through the...
Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees

Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees

3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded. And while we see many students at the helm, what’s even better is when young ones are benefiting from what is being created. This was certainly the case recently, as 15 prosthetic hands were 3D printed for children in Rwanda, thanks to a […]

3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded. And while we see many students at the helm, what’s even better is when young ones are benefiting from what is being created. This was certainly the case recently, as 15 prosthetic hands were 3D...
3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Help a Robot Play the Bagpipes

3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Help a Robot Play the Bagpipes

I can’t think of an instrument that commands such polarized reactions as bagpipes do – people seem to either love them with misty-eyed nostalgia or hate them like fingernails on a chalkboard. My own feelings about them are mixed, as they tend to remind me of either weddings or funerals – my family is heavily Celtic […]

I can’t think of an instrument that commands such polarized reactions as bagpipes do – people seem to either love them with misty-eyed nostalgia or hate them like fingernails on a chalkboard. My own feelings about them are mixed, as they tend to remind me...
e-NABLE Turkey: 5 dakika Set Up Robotel Türkiye Project, Now With Over 200 Volunteers

e-NABLE Turkey: 5 dakika Set Up Robotel Türkiye Project, Now With Over 200 Volunteers

We’ve written a lot about e-NABLE, a vast and inspiring network of volunteers who provide free 3D printed hands to people with missing fingers, hands, or partial lower limb loss. Occasionally through the site’s blog, volunteers from around the world will share their e-NABLE stories, like Amanda Cross did with e-NABLE Ghana. Recently, Zeynep Karagöz, an e-NABLE Turkey volunteer […]

We’ve written a lot about e-NABLE, a vast and inspiring network of volunteers who provide free 3D printed hands to people with missing fingers, hands, or partial lower limb loss. Occasionally through the site’s blog, volunteers from around the world will...
10-Year-Old Business Owner Does a Lot of Good With Self-Built 3D Printer

10-Year-Old Business Owner Does a Lot of Good With Self-Built 3D Printer

There’s no doubt about it, kids these days really seem to enjoy 3D printing. Lots of new 3D printers on the market are kid-friendly and pretty easy to use, like the Yeehaw. Some companies, like China-based Qingdao Unique Products, are even making it possible for kids to build their own 3D printers with the help of a […]

There’s no doubt about it, kids these days really seem to enjoy 3D printing. Lots of new 3D printers on the market are kid-friendly and pretty easy to use, like the Yeehaw. Some companies, like China-based Qingdao Unique Products, are even making it possible for...
Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons. 3D printing allows for customization on a level unmatched by any other manufacturing method, […]

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons....
Titan Robotics Makes Improvements to Large-Format Hyperion 3D Printer

Titan Robotics Makes Improvements to Large-Format Hyperion 3D Printer

Leading manufacturer of large-format and custom 3D printers Titan Robotics has made some improvements to its second FFF 3D printer model, the Hyperion. The announcement comes almost a year to the day after the company, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, announced the Atlas 2.0 Large Format 3D printer, the upgrade to their flagship large-format machine, the Atlas. The […]

Leading manufacturer of large-format and custom 3D printers Titan Robotics has made some improvements to its second FFF 3D printer model, the Hyperion. The announcement comes almost a year to the day after the company, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, announced...
New e-NABLE Community Sponsorship Program from MatterHackers: Support the Volunteers Who 3D Print Prosthetics

New e-NABLE Community Sponsorship Program from MatterHackers: Support the Volunteers Who 3D Print Prosthetics

You know the old adage – “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” e-NABLE, a heartwarming network of designers and volunteers who strive to offer unique and useful 3D printed prosthetics to kids all over the world, has reached fishing status, […]

You know the old adage – “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” e-NABLE, a heartwarming network of designers and volunteers who strive to offer unique and useful 3D printed prosthetics...
Kick Off the Holiday Season With MatterHackers’ Third Annual Blue Friday Sale!

Kick Off the Holiday Season With MatterHackers’ Third Annual Blue Friday Sale!

Black Friday is coming…and if you’re one of those people brave enough to go out there and battle the mobs of maddened shoppers, all I can do is wish you good luck – I will be hiding inside until it’s over. If 3D printers or printing supplies are on your list, however, you can not only […]

Black Friday is coming…and if you’re one of those people brave enough to go out there and battle the mobs of maddened shoppers, all I can do is wish you good luck – I will be hiding inside until it’s over. If 3D printers or printing supplies...
NIU Engineering Student 3D Prints e-NABLE Prosthetic for Young Violinist Born Without Her Right Hand

NIU Engineering Student 3D Prints e-NABLE Prosthetic for Young Violinist Born Without Her Right Hand

If you are familiar with the incredibly beautiful sounds a violin can produce, from melancholy strains to bright and powerful bravado, then you will agree no one should be denied the right to make their attempt at creating such loveliness, and those of us able to listen should be quite grateful for the experience to […]

If you are familiar with the incredibly beautiful sounds a violin can produce, from melancholy strains to bright and powerful bravado, then you will agree no one should be denied the right to make their attempt at creating such loveliness, and those of us able to...
Military Veteran Completes Ambitious Project to 3D Print Life-Sized Iron Man Suit

Military Veteran Completes Ambitious Project to 3D Print Life-Sized Iron Man Suit

Although the full potential of 3D printing has yet to be uncovered, this rapidly emerging technology has already made it possible to recreate our favorite superheroes, whether it be in the form of a miniature or wearable component. In fact, both children and adults have found immense pleasure in these 3D printed comic book character […]

Although the full potential of 3D printing has yet to be uncovered, this rapidly emerging technology has already made it possible to recreate our favorite superheroes, whether it be in the form of a miniature or wearable component. In fact, both children and adults...
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...
Open-Source in Action: TOIL Research Team Improves on 3D Printed Prosthetics with Motor Ability, Tactile Feedback & More

Open-Source in Action: TOIL Research Team Improves on 3D Printed Prosthetics with Motor Ability, Tactile Feedback & More

It would seem that the idea of wearing a prosthetic was once a rather dark proposition, with only rudimentary designs available, inconveniences in getting fitted—and worst of all, expense that made attaining such a device nearly impossible to begin with. While it can be challenging enough for adults going through the process, this has often […]

It would seem that the idea of wearing a prosthetic was once a rather dark proposition, with only rudimentary designs available, inconveniences in getting fitted—and worst of all, expense that made attaining such a device nearly impossible to begin with. While it can...
Pôle-Ergo Creates Universal Wireless Switch to Improve Computer Access for the Disabled

Pôle-Ergo Creates Universal Wireless Switch to Improve Computer Access for the Disabled

Of all the areas that 3D printing has had an immediate effect on, the medical field seems to have benefited immensely from the emerging technology in a number of ways. Although certain innovations like bioprinting will certainly take some more development before becoming a widely adapted medical tool, one application that has found 3D printing […]

Of all the areas that 3D printing has had an immediate effect on, the medical field seems to have benefited immensely from the emerging technology in a number of ways. Although certain innovations like bioprinting will certainly take some more development before...
Volunteers Needed for the CAP Project: 3D Printed Prosthetics for Animals

Volunteers Needed for the CAP Project: 3D Printed Prosthetics for Animals

Seeing an injured animal breaks my heart, and I know I’m not alone in that. Of course it’s hard to see an injured person, too, but there’s something about the innocence of a cat or dog (or toucan) that makes you want to drop everything to help ease their pain. Luckily for the world’s injured […]

Seeing an injured animal breaks my heart, and I know I’m not alone in that. Of course it’s hard to see an injured person, too, but there’s something about the innocence of a cat or dog (or toucan) that makes you want to drop everything to help ease...
New AR Guide & App Helps e-NABLE Volunteers Assemble 3D Printed Prosthetics

New AR Guide & App Helps e-NABLE Volunteers Assemble 3D Printed Prosthetics

As the e-NABLE community has grown in size, with word spreading around the world and prompting incredibly positive action, we’ve seen thousands of volunteers helping to provide 3D printed prostheses, with both devices and people assisting continuing to grow in numbers. In following all that e-NABLE volunteers do, we’ve been overwhelmed with inspiration, and continually impressed […]

As the e-NABLE community has grown in size, with word spreading around the world and prompting incredibly positive action, we’ve seen thousands of volunteers helping to provide 3D printed prostheses, with both devices and people assisting continuing to grow in...
Young Girl Goes to the Library and Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Young Girl Goes to the Library and Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Libraries are so wonderful. I’m not embarrassed to gush about them, because they’re one of my favorite things in the world. They’ve helped me discover some of my favorite books and authors, provided me with many peaceful afternoons, and have made so much impact on the lives of so many people by promoting literacy and […]

Libraries are so wonderful. I’m not embarrassed to gush about them, because they’re one of my favorite things in the world. They’ve helped me discover some of my favorite books and authors, provided me with many peaceful afternoons, and have made so...
Eight-Year-Old Michigan Boy with Moebius Syndrome Receives 3D Printed Hand from CMU’s MakerBot Innovation Center

Eight-Year-Old Michigan Boy with Moebius Syndrome Receives 3D Printed Hand from CMU’s MakerBot Innovation Center

Austin Brittain is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. And it goes to show that you never know what’s going to happen when you walk into class on any given day, as recently Brittain’s entrance was marked by his professor asking if he might like to work with one of the other departments to create […]

Austin Brittain is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. And it goes to show that you never know what’s going to happen when you walk into class on any given day, as recently Brittain’s entrance was marked by his professor asking if he might like to work with...
Five-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Pakistan to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Five-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Pakistan to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

One thing that’s especially exciting about following a new, rapidly growing industry such as 3D printing is that in many cases, you can witness the very moment that the technology takes hold in a country or region that hasn’t experienced it before. In Pakistan, that moment came with the launch of Xplorer 3D, the first 3D […]

One thing that’s especially exciting about following a new, rapidly growing industry such as 3D printing is that in many cases, you can witness the very moment that the technology takes hold in a country or region that hasn’t experienced it before. In...
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