STEAM education

XYZprinting Shows Off Award-Winning da Vinci Color AiO 3D Printer and More at CES 2018

XYZprinting Shows Off Award-Winning da Vinci Color AiO 3D Printer and More at CES 2018

Whenever there’s a trade show related to 3D printing, it’s a good bet that XYZprinting will have a slew of new products to show off, and CES 2018 was no exception. We got to take a close look at what the company had to offer, and it was impressive, to say the least. One of […]

Whenever there’s a trade show related to 3D printing, it’s a good bet that XYZprinting will have a slew of new products to show off, and CES 2018 was no exception. We got to take a close look at what the company had to offer, and it was impressive, to say...
PrintLab Releases Educational Bundles to Get 3D Printing Started in Classrooms

PrintLab Releases Educational Bundles to Get 3D Printing Started in Classrooms

For teachers who are looking to incorporate 3D printing into their classrooms for the first time, starting out can be a daunting challenge. There’s a lot you need – not only a 3D printer but materials, a curriculum and, of course, knowledge. PrintLab, supplier of 3D printing products to schools and businesses, took care of […]

For teachers who are looking to incorporate 3D printing into their classrooms for the first time, starting out can be a daunting challenge. There’s a lot you need – not only a 3D printer but materials, a curriculum and, of course, knowledge. PrintLab,...
Illinois: High School Girls Mentoring Younger Counterparts in STEAM Technology & 3D Printing

Illinois: High School Girls Mentoring Younger Counterparts in STEAM Technology & 3D Printing

STEAM education, both in and out of the school setting, has grabbed the attention of girls of all ages from around the world. It’s a good thing too, because it is no secret that areas such as engineering and mathematics are still very male-dominated. But the truth is that many STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, […]

STEAM education, both in and out of the school setting, has grabbed the attention of girls of all ages from around the world. It’s a good thing too, because it is no secret that areas such as engineering and mathematics are still very male-dominated. But the truth is...
PrintLab Introduces New Online 3D Printing Learning Portal for Teachers

PrintLab Introduces New Online 3D Printing Learning Portal for Teachers

PrintLab never stops moving forward in its mission to bring 3D printing to schools and others who can benefit from learning the technology. The platform is made up of a community of experts in 20 countries, dedicated to supporting 3D printing in education, whether that be in school 3D printing labs or among groups of […]

PrintLab never stops moving forward in its mission to bring 3D printing to schools and others who can benefit from learning the technology. The platform is made up of a community of experts in 20 countries, dedicated to supporting 3D printing in education, whether...
The Impact of 3D Printing on Education in 2017

The Impact of 3D Printing on Education in 2017

It’s important, no matter what stage of life we’re in, to continue learning more about the world around us, and that includes 3D printing technology. Over the last several years, the education sector has been working to improve lesson plans, making them more interactive and technology-based, in order to get young students interested in technology […]

It’s important, no matter what stage of life we’re in, to continue learning more about the world around us, and that includes 3D printing technology. Over the last several years, the education sector has been working to improve lesson plans, making them...
Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater purpose, such as creating curricula for use in the […]

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater...
3D Printed Humanoid Robot Project Takes Top Prize in 2017 World 3D Printing Olympiad

3D Printed Humanoid Robot Project Takes Top Prize in 2017 World 3D Printing Olympiad

Last year, learning solutions company ATLAB put on its first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad, a competition that challenged students to design and 3D print a consumer product, preferably one that could help people in everyday life. The goal of the competition was to inspire kids’ entrepreneurial spirit by getting them to think and create through the […]

Last year, learning solutions company ATLAB put on its first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad, a competition that challenged students to design and 3D print a consumer product, preferably one that could help people in everyday life. The goal of the competition was to inspire...
Careers in 3D Printing

Careers in 3D Printing

It’s not just a fad. Explore how people are using 3D printers in their careers and why it’s important to teach the next generation about this growing technology. When speaking with teachers about their efforts to bring 3D design and 3D printing programs into their K-12 classrooms, the one pervasive question is still – why? […]

It’s not just a fad. Explore how people are using 3D printers in their careers and why it’s important to teach the next generation about this growing technology. When speaking with teachers about their efforts to bring 3D design and 3D printing programs...
Re:Purpose for Good Pursues Several Good Causes at Once with 3D Printed Prosthetics Made from Recycled Plastic

Re:Purpose for Good Pursues Several Good Causes at Once with 3D Printed Prosthetics Made from Recycled Plastic

3D printing can be used to benefit the world in many ways, and thousands of caring people have dedicated their time and energy towards working with the technology to help others or the planet, whether it’s 3D printing prosthetics or coming up with ways to recycle plastic into 3D printer filament. Both of those are […]

3D printing can be used to benefit the world in many ways, and thousands of caring people have dedicated their time and energy towards working with the technology to help others or the planet, whether it’s 3D printing prosthetics or coming up with ways to...
Sharebot's EDUino is an Adorable Way to Teach Kids About 3D Printing and Robotics

Sharebot's EDUino is an Adorable Way to Teach Kids About 3D Printing and Robotics

Nowadays, it’s important for kids to learn things like 3D printing and robotics at an early age. The challenge is for teachers to present that advanced material in a way that’s easy enough, and engaging enough, for young children to grasp and have fun with. What is the best way to get kids acquainted with […]

Nowadays, it’s important for kids to learn things like 3D printing and robotics at an early age. The challenge is for teachers to present that advanced material in a way that’s easy enough, and engaging enough, for young children to grasp and have fun...
Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose than just finding a winner. Of course everyone enters a contest hoping to win, […]

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module Works and Spatial will work together on CAD/CAM solutions for additive […]

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module...
Turn Color Into Sound with Innovative Specdrums Rings, Created with the Help of 3D Printing

Turn Color Into Sound with Innovative Specdrums Rings, Created with the Help of 3D Printing

From 3D printed violins and guitars to a modular synthesizer and arpeggiator, 3D printing technology has often been used to help musicians play that funky (and classical) music. A creative group of engineering, design, and music students from the University of Colorado Boulder launched a Kickstarter campaign, currently in its final hours, for Specdrums, which is one […]

From 3D printed violins and guitars to a modular synthesizer and arpeggiator, 3D printing technology has often been used to help musicians play that funky (and classical) music. A creative group of engineering, design, and music students from the University of...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of those events was led by Jeffry Turnmire, an […]

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of...
Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the card game and I found it to be a […]

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the...
Shining 3D Releases EinStart-C 3D Printer Along with a New Educational Package

Shining 3D Releases EinStart-C 3D Printer Along with a New Educational Package

Every year in January, attendees at CES get to see some of the newest technology from a variety of industries, including 3D printing. It’s always an exciting show that introduces a wealth of new products, and over the course of the rest of the year, we get to watch as those products slowly roll out, going […]

Every year in January, attendees at CES get to see some of the newest technology from a variety of industries, including 3D printing. It’s always an exciting show that introduces a wealth of new products, and over the course of the rest of the year, we get to...
Skriware and Dartmouth College Team Up to Deliver 3D Printing and Robotics Education

Skriware and Dartmouth College Team Up to Deliver 3D Printing and Robotics Education

There are a growing number of 3D printing companies that put education among their highest priorities, and that’s a wonderful thing, as there can never be too many organizations working to educate young people in the 3D printing skills that will be so badly needed in the workforce of the future (and present). One of […]

There are a growing number of 3D printing companies that put education among their highest priorities, and that’s a wonderful thing, as there can never be too many organizations working to educate young people in the 3D printing skills that will be so badly...
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 in a Secure STEM Environment: MyStemKits & D3CRYPT3D Announce Partnership

3D Printing in a Secure STEM Environment: MyStemKits & D3CRYPT3D Announce Partnership

As 3D printing dives deeper into the educational system, dedicated teachers are increasing their focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) / STEAM (including art) curricula, providing students with lessons revolving around some of the most relevant areas in education today. While the lessons themselves are obviously important to students’ success with the material, […]

As 3D printing dives deeper into the educational system, dedicated teachers are increasing their focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) / STEAM (including art) curricula, providing students with lessons revolving around some of the most...
Grants Awarded to FAMU-FSU and CCSF Offer Financial Support for 3D Printing Education and Research

Grants Awarded to FAMU-FSU and CCSF Offer Financial Support for 3D Printing Education and Research

Being awarded an educational grant can help schools take on innovative projects and research that they may not be able to do otherwise. In terms of additive manufacturing, grants can be used to help schools improve education on the technology, develop new materials, and even make 3D printed blood vessels. This winter, the Florida A&M […]

Being awarded an educational grant can help schools take on innovative projects and research that they may not be able to do otherwise. In terms of additive manufacturing, grants can be used to help schools improve education on the technology, develop new materials,...
Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. After thoroughly enjoying my visit to STEMfest, I definitely didn’t want to […]

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated workforce, after all, is the best way to overcome a lingering skills gap as technologies […]

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Joshua Pearce, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

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 a large and growing population, especially with the living standards seen in the 21st century. In the US, where capitalism looms large, affordability poses another […]

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 a large and growing population, especially with the living standards...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Megan Finesilver, 2nd Grade Teacher, Speaker and Curriculum Developer, Colorado

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Megan Finesilver, 2nd Grade Teacher, Speaker and Curriculum Developer, Colorado

Every educator knows that teaching is more than a full-time job. The hours dedicated to their work go far beyond the traditional 9-5, 40 hours a week framework, to say nothing of the levels of energy the work requires. It’s all the more impressive, therefore, that Megan Finesilver does all that she does. In addition […]

Every educator knows that teaching is more than a full-time job. The hours dedicated to their work go far beyond the traditional 9-5, 40 hours a week framework, to say nothing of the levels of energy the work requires. It’s all the more impressive, therefore,...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jacek Kawalek, High School Teacher and 3D Printing Expert, Poland

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jacek Kawalek, High School Teacher and 3D Printing Expert, Poland

Jacek Kawałek is a 3D printing proponent in an area that hasn’t, so far, fully embraced the technology – at least not on an educational level. While Poland is home to several successful 3D printing companies, the country’s school system has no official 3D printing curriculum at the high school level, and that’s what Kawałek, […]

Jacek Kawałek is a 3D printing proponent in an area that hasn’t, so far, fully embraced the technology – at least not on an educational level. While Poland is home to several successful 3D printing companies, the country’s school system has no...
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