Universities Team up to Bring Solar Powered 3D Printing to Colombia

3D printing has been agreed upon by many to be an effective way for people in developing countries and areas to produce their own goods and start businesses. However, many…

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Joshua Pearce, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

As the global population continues to expand massively, with an estimated 7.5 billion people alive today, sustainability is becoming an ever-more-pressing concern. It takes a lot of energy to support…

3D WASH Aims to Provide Clean Water Through 3D Printing and Recycling

There are a lot of issues in the world today revolving around water. All living things need it to survive, and it’s getting harder to find in consumable form thanks…

Kuunda 3D Travels Tanzania with an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D Printer, Teaching Rural Villagers and Testing Solar 3D Printing

We’re used to hearing about amazing technology coming out of developed countries with plenty of resources. There’s no shortage in the United States, for example, of the research facilities, materials,…

Astronauts 3D Print the First Medical Supplies in Space, Which Can Also Teach Us More About Healthcare on Earth

Earlier this month, we told you about Dr. Julielynn Wong, a medical doctor, scientist, and the founder of social enterprise 3D4MD, and her ongoing project to 3D print medical tools in…

Could Portability Bring New Power to 3D Printing?

I’m back from CES 2017, and my head is full of ideas. I’ll do a more formal wrap, but I thought I’d start with a few observations, and potentially, an…

Latest Developments in Solar Powered 3D Printing Released by Michigan Tech

One of the things that has made 3D printing so helpful is its portability. The impact the technology has made in developing countries is largely due to the fact that…

Solar Powered 3D Printers Create Customized Medical Devices in Remote Regions

In July 2014 we reported on the innovative work of Toronto, Canada-based Dr. Julielynn Wong, the Harvard-educated physician who, along with other researchers, conducted a study of the feasibility of…

Solar Powered 3D Printers on Mars? Researchers Successfully Test Feasibility of Printing Surgical Tools on Red Planet

Space exploration has always been fascinating to me. When I stop and think of just how vast our universe is, it makes me realize how small I actually am. Earth is…

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