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

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 my favorite is MakerGirl, a non-profit organization created in 2014 by a few female Gies College of Business students in a social entrepreneurship class at the University […]

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 my favorite is MakerGirl, a non-profit organization created in 2014 by a...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

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 of Defense has awarded a contract to Contour Crafting, and Sutrue is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Facebook has made the decision to ban blueprints for […]

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 of Defense has awarded a contract to Contour Crafting, and Sutrue is celebrating...
Million Waves Project Gains New Partner In Making 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs From Recycled Plastic

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 pick-up events, people get together to plant trees, and corporations often announce sustainability measures. On Earth Day this year, a new 501c(3) non-profit organization called the […]

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 pick-up events, people get together to plant trees, and...
Limbitless Solutions Launches First Clinical Trial in the US of 3D Printed Bionic Prosthetic Arms for Children

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 the University of Central Florida (UCF), is one step closer to its goal – the first US clinical trial of 3D printed bionic arms for […]

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 the University of Central Florida (UCF), is one step closer...
Female and Non-Binary Makers Unite to 3D Print Pieces of Crowdsourced Rosie the Riveter Sculpture

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 factories while the men were overseas fighting WWII. Other countries had similar images of female war workers around the same time period, and the posters […]

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 factories while the men were overseas fighting WWII. Other countries had similar images of...
New Story and ICON Working Together to 3D Print Homes in the Developing World

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 our first house was not terribly difficult. But this is not always the case, especially for people living in developing countries. 3D printing is often called […]

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 our first house was not terribly difficult. But this is not always the case, especially for people...
YSU Research Foundation Partners with Israeli Tech Startup to Combine AI and 3D Printing Technology

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 The Junction business accelerator; CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) Barb Ewing; President of Youngstown State University Jim Tressel; and Brett Conner, YSU’s Director of Advanced Manufacturing and […]

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 The Junction business accelerator; CEO...
CECIMO and EPMA Partnering to Promote 3D Printing Technology Across Europe

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 should take, along with promoting the development of economy, science, and technology, such as Industry 4.0 tenets like 3D printing. CECIMO works with the movers […]

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 should take, along with promoting the development of...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

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 company Extremiti3D by its entrepreneurial SC Launch, Inc. program, and Roush made a major investment in metal additive manufacturing. A prominent member of the adidas […]

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 company Extremiti3D by its entrepreneurial SC Launch, Inc....
Stratasys Provides 3D Printing Job Training and Certification Initiatives to Veterans with Workshops for Warriors

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 form the CYBER team with the purpose of making better Ankle Foot Orthotics for veterans, and earlier this year the 3D printing solutions company partnered with […]

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 form the CYBER team with the purpose of making better Ankle Foot Orthotics...
Havenlabs’ Open Source 3D Printed Utility Band Offers Simple Functionality for Amputees

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 printing non-profit organization Havenlabs in 2016. It was a busy time for the organization, which is made up of engineers and 3D prints prostheses […]

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 printing non-profit organization Havenlabs in 2016. It was a busy time for the...
3D Printed Biomaterial Sleeves May Reduce the Risk of Body Piercing Infections

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 infected, and after spending weeks using the alcohol cleaning solution the store had given me to no avail, my mother and I talked about it, […]

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 infected, and after spending weeks using the alcohol cleaning solution the store had given me to no avail, my...
Nonprofit Pawsthetics Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise Funds for 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

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 Instagram. It brings me ridiculous amounts of joy to see stories of cute animals performing human-like tricks (have you seen the cat that high-fives and […]

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 Instagram. It brings me ridiculous amounts of joy to see stories of cute animals...
Teenager Uses AI, a 3D Printed Lens, and a Smartphone to Develop Portable System to Diagnose a Common Eye Disease

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 that affect one’s vision. But today was the first time I’d ever heard of diabetic retinopathy, which is a complication of diabetes that damages the […]

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 that affect one’s vision. But today was the first time I’d ever heard of...
Children of Airwolf 3D Employees Design Limited Edition 3D Printed Fidget Spinners to Raise ADHD Awareness

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 what if, instead of a 3D printing lesson, a 3D printed object that’s designed to help students stay focused enters the classroom? If you’re on […]

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 what if, instead of a 3D printing lesson, a 3D printed object that’s...
Middle School Students Design and 3D Print Container to Hold EIS Academy Experiments During Suborbital Rocket Launch

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 few months ago, Enterprise in Space (EIS), an international non-profit program of the National Space Society (NSS), launched the Print the Future competition, where university […]

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 few months ago, Enterprise in Space (EIS), an international non-profit program of...
Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). For the first time, Banner Health is expanding its cancer care at […]

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 25, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 25, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business to 3D printing, scanning, modeling, and design. EOS joins a manufacturing alliance, while a 3D printer gets an update and CLIP technology is used to 3D print thousands of small parts. A 3D printing outfit uses 3D scanning technology to cut costs, and […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business to 3D printing, scanning, modeling, and design. EOS joins a manufacturing alliance, while a 3D printer gets an update and CLIP technology is used to 3D print thousands...
Tennessee Charter School Teachers 3D Print Prosthetic Arm for 8th Grade Student Basketball Player

Tennessee Charter School Teachers 3D Print Prosthetic Arm for 8th Grade Student Basketball Player

When Latasha Morris was about seven months pregnant with her son Dontavius, who is now 14, her doctor noticed that he wasn’t moving from side to side in the womb. It was soon discovered that an amniotic band had gotten wrapped around her son’s arm, which stunted its growth. When Dontavius was born missing his […]

When Latasha Morris was about seven months pregnant with her son Dontavius, who is now 14, her doctor noticed that he wasn’t moving from side to side in the womb. It was soon discovered that an amniotic band had gotten wrapped around her son’s arm, which...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take care of a little business first, then move on to a contest, an upcoming event, and a really cool 3D printed trophy. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities in the US. Kabuku hosts a delegation of German government officials, […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take care of a little business first, then move on to a contest, an upcoming event, and a really cool 3D printed trophy. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of Directors, while Sigma Labs entered into a new commercial agreement with […]

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of...
Brothers Use 3D Printing and Nanotechnology to Create “PERK” Automatic Third Wave Coffee Maker

Brothers Use 3D Printing and Nanotechnology to Create “PERK” Automatic Third Wave Coffee Maker

Unless I want to start the day like Oscar the Grouch, I have a cup of coffee every morning; I once told someone that I drank coffee for the benefit of others. I try my best to keep it at just one cup, although we all have those two and three cup days. My husband […]

Unless I want to start the day like Oscar the Grouch, I have a cup of coffee every morning; I once told someone that I drank coffee for the benefit of others. I try my best to keep it at just one cup, although we all have those two and three cup days. My husband is...
Field Ready 3D Printing Much-Needed Medical Supplies for a Nepal Health Clinic

Field Ready 3D Printing Much-Needed Medical Supplies for a Nepal Health Clinic

It may seem like there’s a 3D printer around every corner these days – many libraries and schools now use 3D printers, and you can even find them in bars and coffee shops. But this is not the case in the more remote parts of the world, like Australia, the Philippines, and for soldiers who may normally […]

It may seem like there’s a 3D printer around every corner these days – many libraries and schools now use 3D printers, and you can even find them in bars and coffee shops. But this is not the case in the more remote parts of the world, like Australia, the...
EOS Sponsors Research Project Bringing Together Additive Manufacturing and Robotics

EOS Sponsors Research Project Bringing Together Additive Manufacturing and Robotics

The award-winning industrial additive manufacturing solutions company EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions is undoubtedly a global leader in the world of 3D printing, with its innovative MeltPool Solution and a recently announced metal 3D printing partnership with Audi. The German company is a pioneer in holistic additive manufacturing solutions. This week, EOS announced that it will be supporting, and […]

The award-winning industrial additive manufacturing solutions company EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions is undoubtedly a global leader in the world of 3D printing, with its innovative MeltPool Solution and a recently announced metal 3D printing partnership with Audi. The...
After State Budget Cuts, Access Independence Creates 3D Printing Business to Increase Revenue Stream, Self-Sufficiency

After State Budget Cuts, Access Independence Creates 3D Printing Business to Increase Revenue Stream, Self-Sufficiency

Receiving help is all well and good, but sometimes, you can succeed best when you learn how to help yourself. Access Independence, a Connecticut consumer-controlled nonprofit organization that provides cross-disability services to people, was afraid that its state funding would be cut when state legislators were attempting to balance the budget two years ago, as […]

Receiving help is all well and good, but sometimes, you can succeed best when you learn how to help yourself. Access Independence, a Connecticut consumer-controlled nonprofit organization that provides cross-disability services to people, was afraid that its state...
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