engineering

Sinterex & TAMU: Paving the Road for Metal 3D Printing in the Middle East

The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, the area of the world in which some the oldest textiles, tools, and texts have been discovered. This long and storied past,…

Failure to Produce Biodiesel Leads Students to Make Low-Cost DLP 3D Printer

At some point in our lives, we’ve all set out to complete a task that turns out to be more than we can really achieve and had to settle for…

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…

3D Printed Houses Promise More Jobs on and with Local Soil

Rather than thinking of 3D printing as the latest manufacturing technique that will eventually trump all others, some believe it is more important to truly understand what 3D printing can…

DARPA Investigates Possibilites for 3D Printing Vacuum Electronic Devices

It seems that old ideas never die…they just get 3D printed. At least this is what is happening in the case of vacuum tubes, an idea that revolutionized the world…

VA Tech Students 3D Print ‘Ant Vehicle’ for Use in Disaster Relief

There is an old joke about engineers that goes like this: Q: How can you tell which engineers are the extroverts? A: They are the ones staring at other people’s shoes….

Students Dream Up 3D Printed Parts for Self-Playing Xylophone

Robert Kennedy is often associated with the saying, “Other people see things and say why? But I dream things that never were and say, why not?” That phrase seems particularly applicable…

ROBO 3D Releases Study Indicating Corporate Engineers Need Personal 3D Printers for Increased Productivity

The consensus is in and it’s really not surprising one bit: give the people 3D printers, and they shall create. ROBO 3D has just released their Northrop Grumman Survey, and…

3D Printed ‘LEGO Plastic’ Saves $36 Million Airplane

[Source: J.L. Wright Jr.] Kids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with LEGO bricks; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put…

University of Maryland Celebrates Grand Opening of New MakerBot Innovation Center

Since their announcement last February, MakerBot Innovation Centers have made a huge impact in the institutions that have installed them, as we’ve had the pleasure of reporting on over the…

Unchained with Open Source: Michigan Tech 3D Printing Course Teaches Students to Build 3D Printers 

Hats off to Michigan Tech, and Dr. Joshua Pearce, for creating such a unique course that comes full circle in teaching their undergraduate engineering students about the world of 3D…

Virginia Tech Kicks Off Second Spring Additive Vehicle Design Challenge for Engineering Students

Design, creativity, problem-solving, and a whole lotta fun are just kicking into high gear with Virginia Tech‘s second annual AM Grand Challenge: the Spring Additive Manufacturing Vehicle Design Challenge, which started last week. With…

Architect Looks to 3D Print an Incredible Full-Sized Concrete Fantasy Village

When it comes to 3D printing and architecture, we are merely at the brink of something tremendous. 3D printing opens up a whole new realm of imagination for building construction…

3D Printing a Single Pixel Camera

When today’s digital cameras regularly boast a capacity of 20 megapixels or more, it may seem strange that anyone would spend anytime developing a camera with one single, solitary pixel…

Stratasys Announces 11th Annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

It’s that time of the year again. No, I’m not talking about Halloween. I’m talking about the annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge from Stratasys that is now running for…

Oxfam Teams with MyMiniFactory to Provide Humanitarian Aid in Syria, Using 3D Printing

Over the past year or so, there have been a lot of people suggesting that one day we may use 3D printing in order to bring humanitarian aid to countries…