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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...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jayda Pugliese, 5th Grade Teacher with a STEAM-Focused Classroom, Philadelphia

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jayda Pugliese, 5th Grade Teacher with a STEAM-Focused Classroom, Philadelphia

Jayda Pugliese is a young—and already award-winning—teacher who can serve not only as an inspiration to the fifth-graders she is teaching, but also to the rest of the world. The learning in Ms. Pugliese’s class is top-notch, with math students progressing impressively, and many working above their grade levels overall. The tools are impressive as […]

Jayda Pugliese is a young—and already award-winning—teacher who can serve not only as an inspiration to the fifth-graders she is teaching, but also to the rest of the world. The learning in Ms. Pugliese’s class is top-notch, with math students progressing...
3D Printing in Education: MakerBot Introduces Cloud-Based Platform for Google Chromebook Classrooms and MakerBot Educators Guidebook

3D Printing in Education: MakerBot Introduces Cloud-Based Platform for Google Chromebook Classrooms and MakerBot Educators Guidebook

Last year, MakerBot announced that it was shifting its focus from the consumer to the professional and educational, and has been working hard to continue making strides in the wonderful world of 3D printing education, from introducing a new 3D printer geared toward educational users and opening up numerous MakerBot Innovation Centers at universities and […]

Last year, MakerBot announced that it was shifting its focus from the consumer to the professional and educational, and has been working hard to continue making strides in the wonderful world of 3D printing education, from introducing a new 3D printer geared toward...
3D Printing: Spotlight on Educators

3D Printing: Spotlight on Educators

As the 3D printing industry continues to advance, certain themes are arising that inform the roadmap ahead. Education represents one of the most significant keys to the future of additive manufacturing, both for the next generation of innovators currently in their formal schooling years and for adults, either as working professionals who would benefit from bringing […]

As the 3D printing industry continues to advance, certain themes are arising that inform the roadmap ahead. Education represents one of the most significant keys to the future of additive manufacturing, both for the next generation of innovators currently in their...
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...
Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

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 place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula focus students’ attention on growing fields in the 21st century. In Dayton, Ohio, […]

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 place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula...
Y Soft's International Education Survey Finds That Majority of Schools Limit Student Access to 3D Printing

Y Soft's International Education Survey Finds That Majority of Schools Limit Student Access to 3D Printing

It’s a fact that students go to school to learn. They learn about historical events and how the government works, they learn how to perform mathematical equations, and they learn how express what they’ve learned through writing. Not always as often, they learn about music and art, and how to play sports like dodgeball and […]

It’s a fact that students go to school to learn. They learn about historical events and how the government works, they learn how to perform mathematical equations, and they learn how express what they’ve learned through writing. Not always as often, they...
Formlabs Announces the Winning Lesson Plan of Their Innovate & Educate Challenge

Formlabs Announces the Winning Lesson Plan of Their Innovate & Educate Challenge

Bringing 3D printing to the classroom has proven time and again to be a dynamic, highly educational addition to the curriculum. It encourages students to solve problems in creative ways and helps prepare them for the real world beyond school, where 3D printing is making its mark in many industries where they may eventually work. Educators […]

Bringing 3D printing to the classroom has proven time and again to be a dynamic, highly educational addition to the curriculum. It encourages students to solve problems in creative ways and helps prepare them for the real world beyond school, where 3D printing is...
Dremel's Holiday #LearnMakeGive Contest: Up To 50 Winning Schools Will Each Receive Two Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20 3D Printers

Dremel's Holiday #LearnMakeGive Contest: Up To 50 Winning Schools Will Each Receive Two Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20 3D Printers

Not all companies understand just how important 3D printing can be for the classroom quite like Dremel. Although they’re well-known for their successful handheld rotary tools, they were one of the first nationally recognized brand names to adopt 3D printing, and released their 3D Idea Builder Printer back in 2014. This April, they announced the second […]

Not all companies understand just how important 3D printing can be for the classroom quite like Dremel. Although they’re well-known for their successful handheld rotary tools, they were one of the first nationally recognized brand names to adopt 3D printing, and...
New Jersey High School Installs MakerBot Innovation Center

New Jersey High School Installs MakerBot Innovation Center

I was required to take shop class in 8th grade, where you learned how to use tools, like a miter saw, to make a lamp out of a plastic bottle. I took Computer Applications when I was a senior, which was mostly just making PowerPoint presentations. Things have sure changed since then…no, this isn’t where I […]

I was required to take shop class in 8th grade, where you learned how to use tools, like a miter saw, to make a lamp out of a plastic bottle. I took Computer Applications when I was a senior, which was mostly just making PowerPoint presentations. Things have sure...
Dremel and PD Learning Network Introduce New 3D Printing Course for Teachers

Dremel and PD Learning Network Introduce New 3D Printing Course for Teachers

While many 3D printing companies have been doing great things in terms of educational outreach and getting 3D printers into classrooms, one of the most active lately has been Dremel. Over the last few months, the company has introduced one initiative after another aimed at implementing 3D printing curricula and supplies in schools. Their Idea […]

While many 3D printing companies have been doing great things in terms of educational outreach and getting 3D printers into classrooms, one of the most active lately has been Dremel. Over the last few months, the company has introduced one initiative after another...
Summer MakerBot Makeathons Aim at Developing STEAM Education Content

Summer MakerBot Makeathons Aim at Developing STEAM Education Content

This summer, in cities all over the US, MakerBot will be sponsoring Makeathons which support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 80 percent of the fastest growing careers are currently STEAM focused; however, only one-third of school aged US students pursue these careers. So, clearly there’s work to be done […]

This summer, in cities all over the US, MakerBot will be sponsoring Makeathons which support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 80 percent of the fastest growing careers are currently...
A Win for 3D Education: Polar 3D Has Acquired STEAMtrax from 3D Systems

A Win for 3D Education: Polar 3D Has Acquired STEAMtrax from 3D Systems

Today when we hear the term STEAM, we think of curriculum by way of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics—and we know this certainly isn’t the same type of learning our parents or grandparents had the privilege of enjoying; however, the jobs that many graduating students will shoot tomorrow for did not exist when our parents […]

Today when we hear the term STEAM, we think of curriculum by way of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics—and we know this certainly isn’t the same type of learning our parents or grandparents had the privilege of enjoying; however, the jobs that many...
Stratasys Launches Free 3D Printing Education Modules for Middle and High School Levels

Stratasys Launches Free 3D Printing Education Modules for Middle and High School Levels

As the education sector undergoes many uncertain changes due to curriculum reform and testing protocols, one thing is certain: there’s a desire for educators to incorporate new technologies into classrooms. Part of this is due to the fact that the emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) is an aspect of recent curricular overhauls, […]

As the education sector undergoes many uncertain changes due to curriculum reform and testing protocols, one thing is certain: there’s a desire for educators to incorporate new technologies into classrooms. Part of this is due to the fact that the emphasis on...
Level Up Village Introduces 3D Printing to Children Around the World

Level Up Village Introduces 3D Printing to Children Around the World

3D printing is becoming more of a staple in colleges, but it’s starting to make its way into elementary school curricula as well. Level Up Village, a pioneering program running in over 65 schools in 12 states, is offering programs featuring CAD and 3D printing to grade-schoolers. Level Up schools utilize the STEAM (STEM + arts) […]

3D printing is becoming more of a staple in colleges, but it’s starting to make its way into elementary school curricula as well. Level Up Village, a pioneering program running in over 65 schools in 12 states, is offering programs featuring CAD and 3D printing...
zSpace and Leopoly Partner to Transform Education with 3D Printing & Virtual Reality

zSpace and Leopoly Partner to Transform Education with 3D Printing & Virtual Reality

If you were to look ahead 10 or maybe 15 years from now, the education system will likely have undergone a series of seismic changes. As numerous technologies converge, education will be more interactive and hands-on, providing a more intelligent, entertaining way of learning. When I was in school I always had trouble concentrating for more […]

If you were to look ahead 10 or maybe 15 years from now, the education system will likely have undergone a series of seismic changes. As numerous technologies converge, education will be more interactive and hands-on, providing a more intelligent, entertaining way of...
Ninth Grade Students Create a 3D Printed Biographical Timeline of WWII

Ninth Grade Students Create a 3D Printed Biographical Timeline of WWII

Often times when a teacher tells a student that they are going to be doing a fun assignment, the students know that whatever is next is going to be a lot of work. In this case, that was definitely true, but so was the part about it being fun. Ninth grade humanities teacher Heather Calabro, at […]

Often times when a teacher tells a student that they are going to be doing a fun assignment, the students know that whatever is next is going to be a lot of work. In this case, that was definitely true, but so was the part about it being fun. Ninth grade...
MakerBot CEO Travels & Blogs on the ‘New Normal’ with 3D Printing in Schools

MakerBot CEO Travels & Blogs on the ‘New Normal’ with 3D Printing in Schools

You may have noticed that while many adults of this generation are educated, savvy, and ‘with it, ‘ when something goes wrong with technology at home, the kids are often the ones to take hold and fix everything with ease. Not only are the students of today in tune with technology, for the most part […]

You may have noticed that while many adults of this generation are educated, savvy, and ‘with it, ‘ when something goes wrong with technology at home, the kids are often the ones to take hold and fix everything with ease. Not only are the students of today in tune...
Teach Design Awards BEEVERYCREATIVE 3D Printers to 12 London Teachers, Partners with GoPrint3D

Teach Design Awards BEEVERYCREATIVE 3D Printers to 12 London Teachers, Partners with GoPrint3D

As 3D printing technology progresses by leaps and bounds on a daily basis, it would seem, spreading innovation and often pure wonder to nearly every corner of the globe, it becomes apparent that one area needs as much emphasis as possible: education. There need to be more 3D printers in more schools, giving instructors more […]

As 3D printing technology progresses by leaps and bounds on a daily basis, it would seem, spreading innovation and often pure wonder to nearly every corner of the globe, it becomes apparent that one area needs as much emphasis as possible: education. There need to be...
Afinia 3D & Makers Empire Seek to Serve North American Schools with Learning Package

Afinia 3D & Makers Empire Seek to Serve North American Schools with Learning Package

Afinia 3D and Australian 3D printing software company Makers Empire have joined forces in a deal that will see the companies sell Makers Empire products in the North American education market.  The deal applies to providing North American elementary and middle schools with the Makers Empire 3D design and printing Learning Program through the Afinia […]

Afinia 3D and Australian 3D printing software company Makers Empire have joined forces in a deal that will see the companies sell Makers Empire products in the North American education market.  The deal applies to providing North American elementary and middle schools...
3D Printable Cannybot Racers Zoom into STEAM Education

3D Printable Cannybot Racers Zoom into STEAM Education

It has been apparent for a while now that North America must do a better job of training the next generation if they want to keep up with the growing tech fields in China and India. The growing need for a workforce that is aware of and familiar with greater levels of technological and artistic principles, […]

It has been apparent for a while now that North America must do a better job of training the next generation if they want to keep up with the growing tech fields in China and India. The growing need for a workforce that is aware of and familiar with greater levels of...
3DFormer Pen Launches on Kickstarter

3DFormer Pen Launches on Kickstarter

Dim3printing LLC, based in Austin, TX, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their 3DFormer Pen. It’s a 3D printing technology-engined pen which draws 3D models in the air, and the company says it features “easy-to-use, easy gripping, precision movement.” The company says the 3DFormer has gone through 18 months of development followed by a field […]

Dim3printing LLC, based in Austin, TX, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their 3DFormer Pen. It’s a 3D printing technology-engined pen which draws 3D models in the air, and the company says it features “easy-to-use, easy gripping, precision movement.” The...
MakerBot Launches Starter Labs to 'Jumpstart' 3D Printing in Education & Businesses

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 that same type of excitement in students, faculty and the community when they have access to MakerBot 3D printing products in schools.” MakerBot, that bastion […]

“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 that same type of excitement in students, faculty and the...
Chesterland, Ohio 8th Graders Take on 3D Printing Projects and Topics in New Quarterly Class

Chesterland, Ohio 8th Graders Take on 3D Printing Projects and Topics in New Quarterly Class

When it comes to anything of value, we all know it’s important to start ’em young. And that’s exactly what one teacher is doing with a completely ‘from scratch’ 3D printing curriculum for his eighth-graders. Spanning one quarter, the new course is designed to introduce students at the middle school in Chesterland, Ohio to the world of […]

When it comes to anything of value, we all know it’s important to start ’em young. And that’s exactly what one teacher is doing with a completely ‘from scratch’ 3D printing curriculum for his eighth-graders. Spanning one quarter, the new course is designed to...
Autodesk Expands their 'Design the Future' Free 3D Software Program Worldwide to 680 Million Students

Autodesk Expands their 'Design the Future' Free 3D Software Program Worldwide to 680 Million Students

It can be all too easy living in the here and now. Often, people can’t be bothered to plan ahead to the next day, much less consider work force issues that must be dealt with now, to start cultivating the next generations that might contain one Bill Gates here, one Steve Jobs there, and a number of […]

It can be all too easy living in the here and now. Often, people can’t be bothered to plan ahead to the next day, much less consider work force issues that must be dealt with now, to start cultivating the next generations that might contain one Bill Gates here,...