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Julia Körner’s 3D Printed Jacket Inspired by Butterfly Wings

The delicate wings of a butterfly have inspired a great deal of 3D-printed innovations, such as stronger structures for electronics and ultra lightweight geometries for better load bending, unique artwork,…

AMGTA Commissions First Research Project on Environmental Sustainability of Metal 3D Printing

In November, the non-commercial, global trade group AMGTA, or the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, was launched in order to promote the many environmental, green benefits of using additive manufacturing…

NW Noggin & PDX3DP Lab: 3D Printing Brain Models for Students in Oregon

3D printing is very helpful when used to make teaching tools and visual aids for the classroom. When I was scrolling through my Twitter feeds recently, I came across a…

Wikifactory and Thought For Food Challenge: Solutions to Sustainably Feed the World

There are many ongoing efforts to use 3D printing for the purposes of increasing sustainability in the world, from marine applications and reducing plastic waste to clean water initiatives and…

nScrypt Sending Rugged Model of 3D Bioprinter to the Desert for Military Experiments in Challenging Climates

Three years ago, Florida company nScrypt, which was founded in 2002 as a Sciperio spin-out and develops next-generation, high-precision Micro-Dispensing and Direct Digital Manufacturing equipment and solutions for industrial applications, took…

Create O&P Co-Founder Jeff Erenstone Resigning to Bring More 3D Printed Prosthetics to Developing Countries

3D printing orthotic and prosthetic manufacturer Create O&P, based in New York, is responsible for creating the first medical-grade 3D printed arm for a survivor of the Haiti earthquake. Soon after this feat,…

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Last year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his own non-profit…

Cam Haight of Different Heroes Nonprofit Makes 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for His Own Hero

Early in 2018, we first learned the inspiring story of 5-year-old Cameron Haight, who was born with several webbed, deformed fingers and toes due to Amniotic Band Syndrome, or ABS. ABS…

MakerGirl 3D Printing and Technology Organization On Track to Impact 10,000 Young Girls By 2023

While there are plenty of initiatives around the world aimed at getting girls and young women interested in and comfortable using STEAM technology like 3D printing, coding, and robotics, I think…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start things off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a little research and a really cool 3D printed costume. The Department…

Million Waves Project Gains New Partner In Making 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs From Recycled Plastic

I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world every year on April 22nd by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Organizations set up trash…

Limbitless Solutions Launches First Clinical Trial in the US of 3D Printed Bionic Prosthetic Arms for Children

Nonprofit organization Limbitless Solutions is on a mission to empower kids through its creative and fun, but still functional, 3D printed bionic arm prosthetics. Now the organization, which got its start at…

Female and Non-Binary Makers Unite to 3D Print Pieces of Crowdsourced Rosie the Riveter Sculpture

I’m certain that most will recognize this famous image of Rosie the Riveter, a cultural, feminist icon in the US that represented all of the women working in shipyards and…

New Story and ICON Working Together to 3D Print Homes in the Developing World

Other than searching for what felt like years to find the perfect one and then signing more paperwork than I’ve ever seen on a single table, the act of getting…

YSU Research Foundation Partners with Israeli Tech Startup to Combine AI and 3D Printing Technology

Last winter, a delegation from Youngstown, Ohio traveled to Israel with the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. Members of the delegation included Youngstown native Barak Rabinowitz, who manages the venture capital fund that runs…

CECIMO and EPMA Partnering to Promote 3D Printing Technology Across Europe

The European Association of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO) represents several key companies in the 3D printing world, and plays an important role in determining the next direction the European industry…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

We’re all business today in 3D Printing News Briefs, covering stories about everything from investments, grants, and executives to awards and new machines. SCRA announced an investment in 3D prosthetics…

Stratasys Provides 3D Printing Job Training and Certification Initiatives to Veterans with Workshops for Warriors

Over the last few years, Stratasys has worked tirelessly to make sure that our nation’s veterans have access to quality 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics. In 2016, the company helped…

Havenlabs’ Open Source 3D Printed Utility Band Offers Simple Functionality for Amputees

From 3D printed walking sticks to prosthetic arms and robotic braces, 3D printing technology has often offered a helping hand to those who need assistive devices. We first heard about…

3D Printed Biomaterial Sleeves May Reduce the Risk of Body Piercing Infections

I got my first ear cartilage piercing when I was a freshman in high school, and had already removed it before I began my sophomore year – it had gotten…

Nonprofit Pawsthetics Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise Funds for 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

I’ll admit it, I’m a little (okay, a lot) obsessed with watching animal videos on social media; honestly, it’s one of the reasons I really love sites like Facebook and…

Teenager Uses AI, a 3D Printed Lens, and a Smartphone to Develop Portable System to Diagnose a Common Eye Disease

Less than ideal eyesight runs in my family, and I’ve worn glasses since kindergarten, so due to annual visits with my ophthalmologist, I am no stranger to hearing about diseases…

Children of Airwolf 3D Employees Design Limited Edition 3D Printed Fidget Spinners to Raise ADHD Awareness

These days, you can often find 3D printing technology used in the classroom and surrounding community. Usually the technology is utilized for a lesson, or a specific project or class. But…

Middle School Students Design and 3D Print Container to Hold EIS Academy Experiments During Suborbital Rocket Launch

Classroom experiments are usually pretty interesting, and even fun…unless you’re dissecting a rat in biology class, of course (that was not a fun day for me, or the rat). A…