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3D Printing News Briefs: March 4, 2020

Business comes first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, as ANSYS and 9T Labs announce a partnership and Sinterit and Prima Powder Laserdyne are both opening new facilities. Moving on…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 4: Attack of the Clones

Read parts one, two and three of this series.  Determining a definitive cause of the economic misfortunes of some companies in the open source hardware and maker spaces might prove…

Dayton’s 3D Printing Bar and Makerspace Closes its Doors…For Good?

I’ve never really liked the phrase “all good things must come to an end.” I don’t always find it necessarily true, though I’m sure I can be proven wrong. Unfortunately,…

South London Makerspace

This is a fun look at the South London Makerspace. It is a compact and fun community, but they utilize space and time effectively based on their surroundings.

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden

This is an introduction to the next project we will be taking on for the Make all Things Series. This project will be giving us a new found understanding of the skills required within the field of botany as well as design research and collaboration.

Make All the Things Part 2: Ring Creation and Casting a Wax Ring, Part 1

This is an indepth how-to on making on casting a ring. This involved the usage of 3D Printers, but also various outside methods are important to this process. It is very fun to learn all of these new techniques.

Interview with Colin Keogh of the Rapid Foundation

This is a brief interview with Colin Keogh of the Rapid Foundation. He gives us some good insight into the need to enable people through technology as well as what it means to be a maker.

Make All The Things Part 1: Having Fun and Being Creative at the Makerspace

This is an article on the enthusiasm and spirit of being within a makerspace or a fabrication lab. It is important to be aware of these places, as they are truly inspiring and creative places to be within. There is never a lack of vigor and creativity flowing from these places.

Collaborative Makerspace Network NextFab is Celebrating Ten Years of Business in Philadelphia

Collaborative Philadelphia-based workspace NextFab isn’t just made up of one location, but is actually a regional network of makerspaces and business incubators, where artisans, hardware entrepreneurs, and makers can feel…

Greek Refugees Using Mass Portal 3D Printer, Donated by Materialise, to Design and Print Their Own Models

We often hear heartwarming stories of how 3D printing is being used to make the world a better place in all sorts of ways. In 2016, German NGO Soup & Socks…

Library Makerspaces Bring Technology to the Public

Libraries are some of my favorite places, and I know I’m not alone in that sentiment. The obvious reason for that is that they’re full of books, but they’re so…

New Makerspace Creation Labs Opens as a Pittsburgh Pop-Up

For those who want to create, there are few more valuable resources than makerspaces. If you don’t have a 3D printer of your own but still want to explore 3D…

Students Use Creativity, STEM Education, and 3D Printing to Create Prosthetic Leg For Baby Chick

We turn to 3D printing often in the medical field, many times to make custom prosthetics. But the veterinary field is also using the technology to create prosthetic limbs and…

Classic Car Magazine 3D Scans and Restores Unique 1937 Ford Eifel with Help from Artec 3D

3D printing and scanning technology has been used many times to recreate and restore many rare objects from the past, such as cars. Online magazine Classic-Car.TV is passionate about classic…

Collaborators at UT Austin’s Foundry Create Beautiful Music Together with 3D Printed Six-String Violin

John Adams is one of the greatest composers living today and, as such, his music pushes boundaries and offers challenges to both those who play and it and those who…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 21, 2017

Today in 3D Printing News Briefs, business is taking the focus. At formnext last week, DyeMansion and EOS announced a strategic partnership, and DSM Somos has partnered with UnionTech for…

3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general…

We Need To Talk About Fablabs

Fablabs are wonderful things. Places to congregate, learn and experience, they’re a haven for makers. For many, the fablab was the first place where you saw a 3D printer and…

Penn State Shenango Opens Startup Incubator, Complete with 3D Printers and a Makerspace

While people go to college to learn in the classroom, gaining real life experience is also helpful, no matter what your major is; for example, medical students have used 3D printed…

Grants Awarded to FAMU-FSU and CCSF Offer Financial Support for 3D Printing Education and Research

Being awarded an educational grant can help schools take on innovative projects and research that they may not be able to do otherwise. In terms of additive manufacturing, grants can…

Making a Difference: Mumbai Students Design, Develop, and 3D Print a Sanitary Pad Dispenser for School Project

We’re going to talk about something that makes lots of people pretty uncomfortable, even though in my opinion it really shouldn’t. Take a deep breath – are you ready? Menstrual…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 2, 2017

Happy Friday…and happy June! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with something theatrical and fun, and then jump into a lot of 3D…

3D Printing Pittsburgh: Makerspace Meetup During RAPID Brought Together Ultimaker, MatterHackers, Make:, Makers

Not all of the excitement this month in Pittsburgh was housed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as the Steel City welcomed members of the global additive manufacturing community…

South African Maker’s New Year’s Resolution: Create a New 3D Print Every Day in 2017

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions? While I love New Year’s Eve, I’ve never been a fan of making a big resolution once midnight has come and gone; I…