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3D Printing News Briefs: November 3, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 3, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some 3D printing education news, then moving on to business and an aerospace industry announcement. MakerBot technology is being used in every school in a single New Jersey school district, while Praxair has introduced an additive manufacturing grant for North American universities. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some 3D printing education news, then moving on to business and an aerospace industry announcement. MakerBot technology is being used in every school in a single New Jersey...
MakerBot Introduces MakerBot Labs, An Experimental 3D Printing Platform for Engineers and Developers

MakerBot Introduces MakerBot Labs, An Experimental 3D Printing Platform for Engineers and Developers

In 2016, MakerBot announced that it would be shifting the company’s focus to the professional and educational, and away from the consumer market. In this vein, the company is announcing the launch of a new experimental platform for engineers and developers, called MakerBot Labs, or M Labs for short. The platform will be offering several new […]

In 2016, MakerBot announced that it would be shifting the company’s focus to the professional and educational, and away from the consumer market. In this vein, the company is announcing the launch of a new experimental platform for engineers and developers,...
JeeQ Data Reveals Best Selling 3D Printers Online for Q3 2017

JeeQ Data Reveals Best Selling 3D Printers Online for Q3 2017

We see numerous studies, reports and analyses on 3D printing here—not to mention evidence of incredible projects makers and businesses are creating worldwide. With the arrival of the JeeQ data each quarter, however, we catch a glimpse not only into what people are buying, but also of the sheer energy being produced today as 3D […]

We see numerous studies, reports and analyses on 3D printing here—not to mention evidence of incredible projects makers and businesses are creating worldwide. With the arrival of the JeeQ data each quarter, however, we catch a glimpse not only into what people are...
Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and product development, they took simple kits and made them more sophisticated. They moved to […]

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of those events was led by Jeffry Turnmire, an […]

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of...
Ten 3D Printable Things: More Dragons

Ten 3D Printable Things: More Dragons

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing 10 fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web. Dragons are big, fearsome and unstoppable village-destroying mythical creatures that have been popping up in stories for generations. I’m pretty sure almost everyone thinks dragons are cool, and the […]

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing 10 fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web. Dragons are big, fearsome and unstoppable village-destroying mythical creatures that have been popping up in...
Just3DPrint Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against 3DPrint.com, But IP Piracy in the 3D Printing Industry Remains

Just3DPrint Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against 3DPrint.com, But IP Piracy in the 3D Printing Industry Remains

Beleaguered 3D printing startup Just3DPrint (Just Print It Inc.) lost its long shot defamation lawsuit against 3DPrint.com parent company 3DR Holdings this month, the last of three legal battles that they filed in a Philadelphia court in February of this year. The case was filed by Just3DPrint CEO Ryan Simms in response to our coverage […]

Beleaguered 3D printing startup Just3DPrint (Just Print It Inc.) lost its long shot defamation lawsuit against 3DPrint.com parent company 3DR Holdings this month, the last of three legal battles that they filed in a Philadelphia court in February of this year. The...
Local Motors Relies on MakerBot 3D Printers and Software to Make Parts for Autonomous Olli Vehicle

Local Motors Relies on MakerBot 3D Printers and Software to Make Parts for Autonomous Olli Vehicle

Last summer, 3D printing-friendly tech and automotive company Local Motors teamed up with IBM’s Watson IoT’s AutoLAB to release the self-driving Olli shuttle, which was created with 3D printing technology and can operate as one car or in a network of smart vehicles; it’s already been used to transport commuters in Washington, D.C. and Berlin. […]

Last summer, 3D printing-friendly tech and automotive company Local Motors teamed up with IBM’s Watson IoT’s AutoLAB to release the self-driving Olli shuttle, which was created with 3D printing technology and can operate as one car or in a network of smart...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Kathryn Hurley, General Counsel, MakerBot

3D Printing Spotlight On: Kathryn Hurley, General Counsel, MakerBot

No industry is without its own legal challenges, and 3D printing presents plenty, especially related to intellectual property and copyright issues. It’s important for any 3D printing company to have legal counsel for the times when incidents do arise. As one of the biggest, most prominent companies in the 3D printing industry, MakerBot has seen […]

No industry is without its own legal challenges, and 3D printing presents plenty, especially related to intellectual property and copyright issues. It’s important for any 3D printing company to have legal counsel for the times when incidents do arise. As one of...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated workforce, after all, is the best way to overcome a lingering skills gap as technologies […]

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated...
Appeals Court Rules That Stratasys' Hyping of MakerBot 5th Generation Replicator 3D Printer is Still Not Fraud

Appeals Court Rules That Stratasys' Hyping of MakerBot 5th Generation Replicator 3D Printer is Still Not Fraud

Just when you thought it was over…it’s baack. About a year ago, it appeared that the lawsuit filed by shareholders against Stratasys and MakerBot had finally been put to rest, but in the legal world, almost nothing is ever over when it appears to be over. If you’ve somehow forgotten, here’s a quick refresher on the […]

Just when you thought it was over…it’s baack. About a year ago, it appeared that the lawsuit filed by shareholders against Stratasys and MakerBot had finally been put to rest, but in the legal world, almost nothing is ever over when it appears to be over....
JeeQ Data Reveals Bestselling 3D Printers Online for Q2 2017

JeeQ Data Reveals Bestselling 3D Printers Online for Q2 2017

While 3D printer guides from the likes of 3D Hubs and Pinshape are useful in terms of giving useful details and tips about the most popular 3D printers available right now, sometimes there is nothing more helpful than seeing the hard facts about the top 3D printers – and that means turning to JeeQ Data […]

While 3D printer guides from the likes of 3D Hubs and Pinshape are useful in terms of giving useful details and tips about the most popular 3D printers available right now, sometimes there is nothing more helpful than seeing the hard facts about the top 3D printers...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Megan Finesilver, 2nd Grade Teacher, Speaker and Curriculum Developer, Colorado

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Megan Finesilver, 2nd Grade Teacher, Speaker and Curriculum Developer, Colorado

Every educator knows that teaching is more than a full-time job. The hours dedicated to their work go far beyond the traditional 9-5, 40 hours a week framework, to say nothing of the levels of energy the work requires. It’s all the more impressive, therefore, that Megan Finesilver does all that she does. In addition […]

Every educator knows that teaching is more than a full-time job. The hours dedicated to their work go far beyond the traditional 9-5, 40 hours a week framework, to say nothing of the levels of energy the work requires. It’s all the more impressive, therefore,...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jayda Pugliese, 5th Grade Teacher with a STEAM-Focused Classroom, Philadelphia

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jayda Pugliese, 5th Grade Teacher with a STEAM-Focused Classroom, Philadelphia

Jayda Pugliese is a young—and already award-winning—teacher who can serve not only as an inspiration to the fifth-graders she is teaching, but also to the rest of the world. The learning in Ms. Pugliese’s class is top-notch, with math students progressing impressively, and many working above their grade levels overall. The tools are impressive as […]

Jayda Pugliese is a young—and already award-winning—teacher who can serve not only as an inspiration to the fifth-graders she is teaching, but also to the rest of the world. The learning in Ms. Pugliese’s class is top-notch, with math students progressing...
The State of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

The State of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

Bioprinting has been a much hyped and anticipated technology development. The idea of being able to 3D print organs is a very powerful one indeed. If researchers are successful in commercializing bioprinting then life could be extended for many people. In areas such as heart disease, liver disease, cancers and implantology, bioprinting can have huge […]

Bioprinting has been a much hyped and anticipated technology development. The idea of being able to 3D print organs is a very powerful one indeed. If researchers are successful in commercializing bioprinting then life could be extended for many people. In areas such...
3D Printing in Education: MakerBot Introduces Cloud-Based Platform for Google Chromebook Classrooms and MakerBot Educators Guidebook

3D Printing in Education: MakerBot Introduces Cloud-Based Platform for Google Chromebook Classrooms and MakerBot Educators Guidebook

Last year, MakerBot announced that it was shifting its focus from the consumer to the professional and educational, and has been working hard to continue making strides in the wonderful world of 3D printing education, from introducing a new 3D printer geared toward educational users and opening up numerous MakerBot Innovation Centers at universities and […]

Last year, MakerBot announced that it was shifting its focus from the consumer to the professional and educational, and has been working hard to continue making strides in the wonderful world of 3D printing education, from introducing a new 3D printer geared toward...
Interior Design, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Interior Design, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Interior designers and architecture firms with interior design departments have been one of the most active users of 3D printers. 3D printers are utilized by these particular designers mainly during planning and development phases. The investment in a printer allows designers to generate prototypes of potential designs and determine if the design is functional, as […]

Interior designers and architecture firms with interior design departments have been one of the most active users of 3D printers. 3D printers are utilized by these particular designers mainly during planning and development phases. The investment in a printer allows...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
Carmera Officially Launches to Gather Real-Time 3D Mapping Data for Autonomous Vehicle Makers...and Everyone Else

Carmera Officially Launches to Gather Real-Time 3D Mapping Data for Autonomous Vehicle Makers...and Everyone Else

While it’s true that social media connects pretty much everyone these days, on a different level, roads are what physically connect us – to the grocery store, to school and work, and all sorts of other places. There are over four million miles of roads in the US alone, and as readily available autonomous vehicles keep […]

While it’s true that social media connects pretty much everyone these days, on a different level, roads are what physically connect us – to the grocery store, to school and work, and all sorts of other places. There are over four million miles of roads in...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

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 ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an award, and Mouser Electronics has released video footage of the winning ISS Design Challenge […]

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 ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an...
Should Desktop 3D Printing Be Open Source or Closed Source?

Should Desktop 3D Printing Be Open Source or Closed Source?

Open source development has brought a lot of advantages to desktop 3D printing. Is our flirtation with open source a youthful indiscretion that will soon be discarded? Or is open source the key to our recent past and to unlocking the future of 3D printing? A Short History of Desktop 3D Printing Desktop 3D printing […]

Open source development has brought a lot of advantages to desktop 3D printing. Is our flirtation with open source a youthful indiscretion that will soon be discarded? Or is open source the key to our recent past and to unlocking the future of 3D printing? A Short...
MakerBot Presents New Grant Resource Guide for Educators Looking to Add 3D Printing Technology to the Classroom

MakerBot Presents New Grant Resource Guide for Educators Looking to Add 3D Printing Technology to the Classroom

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: teachers work really hard every single day for their students, to foster a learning environment that is safe, interesting, and educational. From elementary school all the way up through college and university, schools around the world need to invest in the education of their students, and […]

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: teachers work really hard every single day for their students, to foster a learning environment that is safe, interesting, and educational. From elementary school all the way up through college and university,...
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...
JeeQ Data Reveals Best Selling 3D Printers Online for Q1 2017

JeeQ Data Reveals Best Selling 3D Printers Online for Q1 2017

If you are a new 3D printing manufacturer wondering what it will take to break into the industry, you better have a lot to offer online shoppers, to include unique features, choices in models, and a competitive pricing structure. Even if you can offer all that, breaking into the 3D printer popularity contest that’s been […]

If you are a new 3D printing manufacturer wondering what it will take to break into the industry, you better have a lot to offer online shoppers, to include unique features, choices in models, and a competitive pricing structure. Even if you can offer all that,...
iGo3D and Grupo Sicnova 3D Team Up to Enter Professional 3D Printing Market with Additive Manufacturing Solutions

iGo3D and Grupo Sicnova 3D Team Up to Enter Professional 3D Printing Market with Additive Manufacturing Solutions

In the spring of 2015, European 3D printing solutions provider iGo3D, headquartered in Germany, entered into a distribution partnership with Formlabs, in order to expand distribution of the Form 1+ 3D printer in the German market. Now, the company is announcing a new partnership with Spanish 3D printing solutions provider Grupo Sicnova 3D. The two companies […]

In the spring of 2015, European 3D printing solutions provider iGo3D, headquartered in Germany, entered into a distribution partnership with Formlabs, in order to expand distribution of the Form 1+ 3D printer in the German market. Now, the company is announcing a new...