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Airbus and Dassault Systèmes Inaugurate Wichita State University Sites Focused on 3D Technologies & Aerospace Innovation

Today in Kansas, aerospace takes another great leap forward as new innovation sites at Wichita State University cut their ribbons: Airbus and Dassault Systèmes are officially residents at the Innovation Campus….

Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are picking up steam lately – which is handy, as they fall into a curriculum of the same name, as STEAM education takes its…

35 Schools Awarded 3D Printers Thanks to Dremel’s #LearnMakeGive Contest: Educators Tell Us What Winning Means for Their Students

When I was in middle school shop class, we engraved plastic keychains. There was no design to them other than settling on the brief text we wanted and ensuring we…

Marine Corps Captain 3D Prints Water Bottle Prototype, Designed to Reduce Logistical Footprint in Military Convoys

3D printing is often used in the military, to make objects like the small but useful TruClip, or munitions. We also see 3D printing utilized often in a classroom setting, to…

New Trimble Technology Lab at UMass Amherst Will Enhance 3D Capabilities on Campus

California-based technology company Trimble, best known for its GPS systems and popular 3D modeling software SketchUp Pro, announced today that it has made a large in-kind gift to the University…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Doll & Action Figure Playsets

When I was a kid, like any child from the ’80s, I played with a lot of action figures. Toys like Star Wars figures, GI Joe and Transformers were all things…

Ultimaker, MakerOS and Fat Cat Fab Lab Hit One Out of the Park with GAMESMASH 3D Printed Tabletop Game Challenge

A friend recently asked me why I participate in contests and challenges. Well, for one, it’s a whole lot of fun! It’s also an opportunity to test my skills and…

Bishop Museum Finds Help with 3D Printing

There is no such thing as a free lunch. And there isn’t anything like an unlimited museum budget either. When the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu wanted to launch…

Swindon, England Upgrades a Small Hackspace to a Larger Makerspace Open 24 Hours a Day

About 70 miles west of London, England lies the town of Swindon. This town, located in a borough that had 185,609 people populating it during the 2011 census, has a pleasant…

Home Furnishings Go Open Source with FABrics Easy to Make Chairs

When something is open source, that means that all of the resources that the creators used are available for anyone else to use, either for their own projects or to…

Build Something That Matters: The 2016 Hackaday Prize is Here

Now in its third year, the 2016 Hackaday Prize is back and bigger than ever before. The goal, as always, is to use your skills with hardware, programming, design, fabrication…

Barclays Offers Eagle Labs MakerSpaces & Incubators for Startups—Encouraging Makers in the Community

When banks start getting in on a new technology or trend, you can be certain it’s a fairly good bet, and one that they see yielding a pile of green…

Philadelphia MakerSpace NextFab Helps Inventor Start a Shovelution

The Shovelution is a spring-loaded second handle add-on that can be attached to just about any snow shovel. The user simply attaches it on to the shovel’s handle and it…

Barnes & Noble is Celebrating Educator Appreciation Days by Giving Away a Free MakerSpace

Bookseller Barnes & Noble, the country’s largest book and media retailer, which hosted the first retail Mini Maker Faire in October, is celebrating its annual Educator Appreciation Days in honor…

Design Team at UT Austin 3D Prints a Reverse Engineered Cap Gun

Students studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin are required to take a course called, not surprisingly, “Introduction to Mechanical Engineering.” As part of this course, the…

TechShop Launches Their New Maker Space Academy

As the prices drop and accessibility to 3D printing technology and robotics increases, there has been a quiet revolution in schools throughout the world. The growing demand and need for…

First-Hand Look at Dayton’s Proto BuildBar

As 3DPrint.com’s resident Ohioan on staff, I was so excited to hear about Proto BuildBar opening in downtown Dayton when we covered the new makerspace back in December. Both because of its…

MakerBot Launches Starter Labs to ‘Jumpstart’ 3D Printing in Education & Businesses

“When computer labs first started going into schools, educators noticed a transformation taking place with students’ enthusiasm and interest in learning,” Frank Alfano, acting CEO of MakerBot, said. “We see…

16Hertz Unveils Large Delta 3D Printer Targeted Toward STEM Education

We all know how important 3D printers are becoming within the field of education. Students from kindergarten all the way up to graduate school can realize a benefit from the…

3D Printing and Beer: Tangible Labs Brings 3D Printed Beer Taps to Fruition

I don’t know about you, but when I’m sitting at home, designing files to print on my desktop 3D printer, I oftentimes enjoy a cold beer, usually a Guinness, Blue…

Dayton’s Proto BuildBar Invites You to Make, 3D Print, and Have a Drink or Two

As 3D innovations and technology move forward at rocket speed, a smorgasbord of 3D design and 3D printing technology and machines abound. Now, with a veritable buffet of 3D printing ideas—and…

“TechShop Inside! — Powered by Fujitsu” — TechShop & Fujitsu Team to Launch a Mobile Makerspace

It’s incredible how much the education system has changed within the last decade or so. The resources available to many students today, grades K-12 and beyond, are creating a learning…

UNC at Chapel Hill Opens a Makerspace for Free, On-Campus 3D Printing

Some of the most remarkable and innovative achievements in 3D design and printing are happening in the academic environment, including collaborative efforts between academia and industry. While preserving the long-standing…

GRASP, The Startup 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Company to Feature Mobile App, & More

One of the great things about open source technology is that it builds upon the expertise of a greater number of people and has the potential to create connections that…