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3D Printing Toys Isn't All Fun & Games: Michigan Tech & MyMiniFactory Discuss New Study Detailing 3D Printed Disruption

3D Printing Toys Isn't All Fun & Games: Michigan Tech & MyMiniFactory Discuss New Study Detailing 3D Printed Disruption

3D printing is a disruptive technology making its mark across several industries; this is no longer a projection, but an in-process matter of fact as additive manufacturing comes into play in aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, and other applications requiring the tight tolerances and unique geometries made possible through advanced production methods. Customization is often referred […]

3D printing is a disruptive technology making its mark across several industries; this is no longer a projection, but an in-process matter of fact as additive manufacturing comes into play in aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, and other applications requiring...
This Week in Science: A Look at Three 3D Printing Material Studies

This Week in Science: A Look at Three 3D Printing Material Studies

3D printing is both an art and a science, and science is what we’re looking at today – particularly materials science. Every day we come across countless scientific studies having to do with 3D printing, and we’ve decided to summarize just a few recent ones for you today. 3D printer filament is an endless source […]

3D printing is both an art and a science, and science is what we’re looking at today – particularly materials science. Every day we come across countless scientific studies having to do with 3D printing, and we’ve decided to summarize just a few...
Win a Form 2 3D Printer in Pinshape's First Mechanical 3D Design Challenge

Win a Form 2 3D Printer in Pinshape's First Mechanical 3D Design Challenge

It’s been a few months since the last Pinshape design contest we talked about, but the wait is over! The popular online marketplace for 3D printable models is announcing a new contest, the Mechanical Design Challenge, sponsored by Formlabs, 3D Hubs, Prusa Research, and Adafruit. Pinshape has held all sorts of 3D design challenges, from cosplay and superheroes […]

It’s been a few months since the last Pinshape design contest we talked about, but the wait is over! The popular online marketplace for 3D printable models is announcing a new contest, the Mechanical Design Challenge, sponsored by Formlabs, 3D Hubs, Prusa...
Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to develop an open source, web-based 3D controller, and the university’s research and development […]

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to...
Michigan Tech and America Makes Release Free Open Source 3D Printing Software

Michigan Tech and America Makes Release Free Open Source 3D Printing Software

Ever since it was established in 2012, America Makes, or the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has stated that their goal was to work with the business and higher education community to develop next-level 3D printing technology. As the United States’ official 3D printing and additive manufacturing accelerator they have brought together more than 160 […]

Ever since it was established in 2012, America Makes, or the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has stated that their goal was to work with the business and higher education community to develop next-level 3D printing technology. As the United...
Changing the World One Spool at a Time: Superior Filament Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Changing the World One Spool at a Time: Superior Filament Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Do you know how long it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose? There are variables, of course, but a good estimate is around 450 years – or more. That bottle of water or Diet Coke may be a fleeting object to us, passing into our possession only briefly, but after it’s tossed in the […]

Do you know how long it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose? There are variables, of course, but a good estimate is around 450 years – or more. That bottle of water or Diet Coke may be a fleeting object to us, passing into our possession only briefly, but...
Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan Technological University. Last year, researchers from the university headed breakthrough developments for 3D printing with […]

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan...
Shots Fired: The 3D Printing Materials IP War Has Begun as Joshua Pearce Releases Algorithm for Obviousness

Shots Fired: The 3D Printing Materials IP War Has Begun as Joshua Pearce Releases Algorithm for Obviousness

As 3D printing becomes more successful and dependable, the ability to fabricate just about anything at home without the need of mass production is virtually inevitable. This ability to circumvent traditional manufacturing will essentially decimate current intellectual property (IP) law and grant consumers more freedom than ever before. It should go without saying that 3D […]

As 3D printing becomes more successful and dependable, the ability to fabricate just about anything at home without the need of mass production is virtually inevitable. This ability to circumvent traditional manufacturing will essentially decimate current intellectual...
Michigan Tech is Pioneering The 3D Printing of Nerve Tissue in NSF Biomaterials Program

Michigan Tech is Pioneering The 3D Printing of Nerve Tissue in NSF Biomaterials Program

3D bioprinting is already being used in a number of bioprinting applications that are quite stunning to the general public just becoming educated on the subject; and no matter your level in science, biology, technology, and more—what 3D printing can offer will make anyone shake their head in wonder. From everything to 3D printed skin and […]

3D bioprinting is already being used in a number of bioprinting applications that are quite stunning to the general public just becoming educated on the subject; and no matter your level in science, biology, technology, and more—what 3D printing can offer will make...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 21, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 21, 2015

This week’s news we didn’t cover kicks off with a topic that so many printing enthusiasts love: printable figures inspired by artistic characters. We have printable robot files included with a new Polish sci-fi novel, figurines that accompany a Japanese board/video game, and none other than 3D printed Beatles figures based on the famous “Abbey Road” […]

This week’s news we didn’t cover kicks off with a topic that so many printing enthusiasts love: printable figures inspired by artistic characters. We have printable robot files included with a new Polish sci-fi novel, figurines that accompany a Japanese...
3D Printed Water Quality Testing Device Offers Affordability and Portability to Test Potability

3D Printed Water Quality Testing Device Offers Affordability and Portability to Test Potability

The issue of a plentiful water supply is as old as the origins of man. Water represents the cycle of life, and we are in a perpetual ongoing exercise worldwide to find it, cultivate its source, and maintain supplies for people on a permanent basis. Although most of us are aware of the issue on a […]

The issue of a plentiful water supply is as old as the origins of man. Water represents the cycle of life, and we are in a perpetual ongoing exercise worldwide to find it, cultivate its source, and maintain supplies for people on a permanent basis. Although most of us...
Students Combine Prusa i3 Printer with a MIG Welder to Create an Affordable Metal 3D Printer

Students Combine Prusa i3 Printer with a MIG Welder to Create an Affordable Metal 3D Printer

The technology behind 3D printing is still at an early stage, but progressing rapidly. One area where researchers and engineers are focusing their attention now is affordable metal 3D printing. Currently if you wish to fabricate an object out of metal you need to have access to a machine costing close to, if not more […]

The technology behind 3D printing is still at an early stage, but progressing rapidly. One area where researchers and engineers are focusing their attention now is affordable metal 3D printing. Currently if you wish to fabricate an object out of metal you need to have...
Got Milk? Then You've Got 3D Printer Filament at a 99.7% Discount

Got Milk? Then You've Got 3D Printer Filament at a 99.7% Discount

According to a new study produced by the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Technological University (MTU) you can now save yourself money and help the environment, all while making sure you have strong bones. It turns out that the plastic milk jugs used in many countries are actually more efficiently recycled into filament for 3D […]

According to a new study produced by the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Technological University (MTU) you can now save yourself money and help the environment, all while making sure you have strong bones. It turns out that the plastic milk jugs used in many...

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