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Teacher Uses School's 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

Teacher Uses School's 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

When I was in elementary school many years ago, a good friend of mine was injured when one of the fingers on her right hand accidentally got smashed in her family minivan’s sliding door. It was near the end of the school year, but we still had plenty of homework and quizzes, and as my friend was right-handed, […]

When I was in elementary school many years ago, a good friend of mine was injured when one of the fingers on her right hand accidentally got smashed in her family minivan’s sliding door. It was near the end of the school year, but we still had plenty of homework...
3D Printer Reviews: An Aggregation

3D Printer Reviews: An Aggregation

With so many 3D printers available, first-hand experiences via reviews can lead to informed decisions when in the market for a new machine. This aggregation provides a look into some of the most recent reviews of desktop 3D printers available. TopTenReviews recently reviewed 3D printers in five categories: best 3D printer for print quality (Ultimaker […]

With so many 3D printers available, first-hand experiences via reviews can lead to informed decisions when in the market for a new machine. This aggregation provides a look into some of the most recent reviews of desktop 3D printers available. TopTenReviews recently...
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...
3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The current crop of 3D printers are making 3D printing […]

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The...
3D Printing is for Lovers, Especially on Valentine's Day

3D Printing is for Lovers, Especially on Valentine's Day

3D printing technology is being used to innovate many fields, from medical to military and beyond. But it’s also helping to innovate another field, one that may be considered a bit more taboo…though judging by some of the percentages I’m reading, I’m guessing not that much. We’ve written about 3D printed sex toys before, from […]

3D printing technology is being used to innovate many fields, from medical to military and beyond. But it’s also helping to innovate another field, one that may be considered a bit more taboo…though judging by some of the percentages I’m reading,...
Despite Leadership Shakeups, MakerBot Wants You to Know They're Doing Just Fine

Despite Leadership Shakeups, MakerBot Wants You to Know They're Doing Just Fine

While MakerBot may be one of the most prolific and recognizable 3D printer manufacturers in the world, they’re no stranger to upheaval. The company has had four different CEOs in four years, with current CEO Nadav Goshen replacing Jonathan Jaglom only a little over a week ago. It remains to be seen what kind of direction Goshen will […]

While MakerBot may be one of the most prolific and recognizable 3D printer manufacturers in the world, they’re no stranger to upheaval. The company has had four different CEOs in four years, with current CEO Nadav Goshen replacing Jonathan Jaglom only a little...
Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in Dayton. The remains were discovered in the woods in Spring Valley Township, and […]

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in...
3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis, or a centuries-old skull from the Battle of Culloden. It can also be of […]

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus...
MakerBot Tough PLA and MakeShaper Filament Widen 3D Printing Material Options on MakerBot 3D Printers

MakerBot Tough PLA and MakeShaper Filament Widen 3D Printing Material Options on MakerBot 3D Printers

MakerBot has really been focusing on 3D printing materials recently, as it now makes up one of the largest segments of the desktop 3D printer market. We first heard about MakerBot’s new thermoplastic Tough PLA 3D printing filament a few months ago. The filament was announced in September, and now we’re learning more about this resilient, strong […]

MakerBot has really been focusing on 3D printing materials recently, as it now makes up one of the largest segments of the desktop 3D printer market. We first heard about MakerBot’s new thermoplastic Tough PLA 3D printing filament a few months ago. The filament...
MakerBot's Newest Introductions Take Company Focus from the Consumer to the Professional and Educational

MakerBot's Newest Introductions Take Company Focus from the Consumer to the Professional and Educational

On Tuesday, I stood in MakerBot‘s 21st floor office in bustling Brooklyn, New York. The views out the windows were excellent; at that height, we were afforded a clear look over the city as well as some of its famous bridges. Stepping back from the busy announcement to enjoy the view out the window, I understood […]

On Tuesday, I stood in MakerBot‘s 21st floor office in bustling Brooklyn, New York. The views out the windows were excellent; at that height, we were afforded a clear look over the city as well as some of its famous bridges. Stepping back from the busy...
Ideas in the Making: MakerBot Introduces Two New 3D Printers, Software & Material Solutions for Professional & Educational Users

Ideas in the Making: MakerBot Introduces Two New 3D Printers, Software & Material Solutions for Professional & Educational Users

This morning in Brooklyn, I had the opportunity to sit at the MakerBot HQ where members from their team, as well as users who had been helping MakerBot get these new ideas off the ground, introduced the next chapters in MakerBot’s story. While I had been anticipating a big launch event — I don’t usually […]

This morning in Brooklyn, I had the opportunity to sit at the MakerBot HQ where members from their team, as well as users who had been helping MakerBot get these new ideas off the ground, introduced the next chapters in MakerBot’s story. While I had been...
MakerBot Prepares to Expand Sales Throughout US West Coast Schools and Businesses

MakerBot Prepares to Expand Sales Throughout US West Coast Schools and Businesses

Despite all of the cunning innovations being developed across the additive manufacturing spectrum this year, nothing set the news headlines ablaze like the immensely popular 3D printing company MakerBot and their decision to shut down their Brooklyn-based manufacturing plant and move their 3D printer production to China. Although the move conjured up a fair amount […]

Despite all of the cunning innovations being developed across the additive manufacturing spectrum this year, nothing set the news headlines ablaze like the immensely popular 3D printing company MakerBot and their decision to shut down their Brooklyn-based...
MakerBot Hosts STEAM Makeathon in Washington, D.C. to Celebrate the 2016 National Week of Making

MakerBot Hosts STEAM Makeathon in Washington, D.C. to Celebrate the 2016 National Week of Making

It’s been two years since President Obama hosted the first ever White House Maker Faire and launched his Nation of Makers initiative back in 2014. Noting the fact that more Americans have gained access to inexpensive desktop machining tools like 3D printers, laser cutters and user-friendly CAD software, the goal was to encourage both students […]

It’s been two years since President Obama hosted the first ever White House Maker Faire and launched his Nation of Makers initiative back in 2014. Noting the fact that more Americans have gained access to inexpensive desktop machining tools like 3D printers, laser...
Winners of Future Engineers 3D Printing Star Trek Replicator Challenge Announced

Winners of Future Engineers 3D Printing Star Trek Replicator Challenge Announced

There are some things that never get old, and Star Trek seems to be one of them. The original series aired back in the 1960s, but multiple spinoffs, a reboot, and a super-loyal, generation-spanning fan base have kept the franchise very much alive and at the forefront of our pop culture. In fact, people who […]

There are some things that never get old, and Star Trek seems to be one of them. The original series aired back in the 1960s, but multiple spinoffs, a reboot, and a super-loyal, generation-spanning fan base have kept the franchise very much alive and at the forefront...
MakerBot’s #MakerMilestones Contest Winners Include Pet Wheelchairs, 3D Printing Kindergarteners & STEM Education for Girls in Africa

MakerBot’s #MakerMilestones Contest Winners Include Pet Wheelchairs, 3D Printing Kindergarteners & STEM Education for Girls in Africa

While they are not the oldest 3D printer manufacturer, MakerBot is unquestionably one of the most well-known, and thanks to being purchased by Stratasys in 2013 they are certainly the largest. A few months ago MakerBot hit a rather significant milestone for themselves as a company and for the 3D printing industry as a whole. […]

While they are not the oldest 3D printer manufacturer, MakerBot is unquestionably one of the most well-known, and thanks to being purchased by Stratasys in 2013 they are certainly the largest. A few months ago MakerBot hit a rather significant milestone for themselves...
Innovative 3D Printing Lessons Plans Run Amok At MakerBot’s San Francisco Makeathon

Innovative 3D Printing Lessons Plans Run Amok At MakerBot’s San Francisco Makeathon

When it comes to 3D printing education, not too many companies have invested as much time and energy into providing resources as the prominent New York City-based desktop 3D printing company MakerBot has. Aside from developing educational resources and tools for a wide range of individuals, from kindergarten students to business professionals, MakerBot is also hosting summer […]

When it comes to 3D printing education, not too many companies have invested as much time and energy into providing resources as the prominent New York City-based desktop 3D printing company MakerBot has. Aside from developing educational resources and tools for a...
North Korean Trade Show Advertises 3D Printer... That Looks a Lot Like a MakerBot

North Korean Trade Show Advertises 3D Printer... That Looks a Lot Like a MakerBot

Is North Korea getting into 3D printing? Well…maybe. That would be big news indeed, considering that technology in the hermit country is, at least where the general public is concerned, rather sparse. But a recent trade show in Pyongyang, as documented in a video taken by DPRK 360‘s Aram Pam, shows that North Korea is at […]

Is North Korea getting into 3D printing? Well…maybe. That would be big news indeed, considering that technology in the hermit country is, at least where the general public is concerned, rather sparse. But a recent trade show in Pyongyang, as documented in a...
Researchers Convert MakerBot Replicator to 3D Print Biological Materials to Aid in Breast Cancer Research

Researchers Convert MakerBot Replicator to 3D Print Biological Materials to Aid in Breast Cancer Research

Researchers from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are teaming up to develop a method to better diagnose breast cancer, and learn to detect high-risk cases. This could lead to more life-saving diagnoses and potentially reduce the number of unnecessary surgeries performed on women each year. The research team was […]

Researchers from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are teaming up to develop a method to better diagnose breast cancer, and learn to detect high-risk cases. This could lead to more life-saving diagnoses and potentially...
Designer 3D Prints Decorative Facades for New Exhibit at San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Designer 3D Prints Decorative Facades for New Exhibit at San Diego Model Railroad Museum

As 3D printing technology becomes more accessible and advanced over time, hobbyists around the world have been starting to turn to this emerging technology as a source of innovation and creation. One particular hobbyist area that 3D printing has impacted is railroad and train modeling. From the professionally 3D printed Hawaiian Islands railway replica by […]

As 3D printing technology becomes more accessible and advanced over time, hobbyists around the world have been starting to turn to this emerging technology as a source of innovation and creation. One particular hobbyist area that 3D printing has impacted is railroad...
Staples “Thanks a Million” Teachers by Donating $425,000 in 3D Printers Nationwide

Staples “Thanks a Million” Teachers by Donating $425,000 in 3D Printers Nationwide

The office supply chain store Staples is no stranger to the world of 3D printing. They’re currently selling 34 different 3D printers from a dozen different companies, including MakerBot, 3D Systems, and XYZprinting, just to name a few. This year, Staples will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week in an extremely special way. From May 2-7, […]

The office supply chain store Staples is no stranger to the world of 3D printing. They’re currently selling 34 different 3D printers from a dozen different companies, including MakerBot, 3D Systems, and XYZprinting, just to name a few. This year, Staples will be...
Summer MakerBot Makeathons Aim at Developing STEAM Education Content

Summer MakerBot Makeathons Aim at Developing STEAM Education Content

This summer, in cities all over the US, MakerBot will be sponsoring Makeathons which support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 80 percent of the fastest growing careers are currently STEAM focused; however, only one-third of school aged US students pursue these careers. So, clearly there’s work to be done […]

This summer, in cities all over the US, MakerBot will be sponsoring Makeathons which support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 80 percent of the fastest growing careers are currently...
MakerBot Announces MakerEd Project Challenge Winner

MakerBot Announces MakerEd Project Challenge Winner

In November, the MakerEd Project Challenge was made to Thingiverse users: design projects to help educators bring 3D printing into the classroom. Finalists were entered into a lottery to win a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D printer, and they could submit as many designs as they wanted, so long as they met the qualifications. Perhaps that explains […]

In November, the MakerEd Project Challenge was made to Thingiverse users: design projects to help educators bring 3D printing into the classroom. Finalists were entered into a lottery to win a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D printer, and they could submit as many...
MakerBot Hits a Major Milestone with the Sale of 100,000 3D Printers -- and Invites You to Celebrate

MakerBot Hits a Major Milestone with the Sale of 100,000 3D Printers -- and Invites You to Celebrate

If I talk to someone who’s only marginally familiar with 3D printing, the one printer they’ve usually heard of is the MakerBot. It is, quite possibly, the most well-known of 3D printers, the closest thing the industry has to a true household name. One of the most popular printers for hobbyists, the MakerBot has generated […]

If I talk to someone who’s only marginally familiar with 3D printing, the one printer they’ve usually heard of is the MakerBot. It is, quite possibly, the most well-known of 3D printers, the closest thing the industry has to a true household name. One of...
High School Maker Extraordinaire: Junita Ahammed Has a Passion for Making 3D Printers & Gadgets Galore

High School Maker Extraordinaire: Junita Ahammed Has a Passion for Making 3D Printers & Gadgets Galore

When it comes to women working in design, fashion, and art in general, some prefer to embrace a very feminine, almost ethereal style. That’s very appealing in its own right, but there are also some female designers out there today who are something to be contended with in their fearlessness as makers and innovators, enjoying walking […]

When it comes to women working in design, fashion, and art in general, some prefer to embrace a very feminine, almost ethereal style. That’s very appealing in its own right, but there are also some female designers out there today who are something to be contended...