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Make:able Challenge: Design & 3D Print Assistive Technology for the Disabled

Service bureau PrintLab is partnering with Autodesk for an exciting new competition for schools. The make:able challenge represents what should be a remarkable technological journey for students and teachers as…

3D Printing in Ophthalmology: Smartphone Slit-Lamp Adapter for Diagnostics

A trio of researchers from hospitals in Egypt and India recently published a paper, titled “Custom-made three-dimensional-printed adapter for smartphone slit-lamp photography,” about their work designing a custom 3D printed…

PLA: The Effects of Annealing & Autoclaving on Mechanical Behavior of Desktop FDM Parts

Researchers from the University of California delve into a very important area of 3D printing for the medical field, experimenting with how sterilization processes affect materials. They released their findings…

Aston University Researchers Review Current Approaches in 3D Printing Solid Oral Dosage Forms

UK researchers from Aston University are studying impacts on the pharmaceutical industry, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Current formulation approaches in design and development of solid oral dosage…

The Shield of Achilles: Greek Students Enjoy Learning Program Integrating 3D Printing Studies & Classical Studies

Angelopoulos and E. Solomou have authored ‘The Shield of Achilles using 3D Technologies to Support Teaching Scenarios of Homeric Epics,’ describing a recent interdisciplinary school program centered around the Homer’s…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, euspen plans to hold a Special Interest Group meeting in September centered around additive manufacturing, and an adjunct professor completed a comparison between a…

UCL School of Pharmacy: 3D Prints Affordable Continuous Flow Systems

Researchers for the UCL School of Pharmacy are delving further into the use of 3D printing and continuous flow systems with a recent published paper, ‘Modular 3D Printed Compressed Air…

Maker Publishes Instructables About 3D Printing Favorite Vintage Games

Whenever I visit Target to pick up something in the toy department, whether it’s a present for my nieces or one of my friends’ kids, I also enjoy stopping in…

Fifth Graders 3D Print a Playground for Annual Project

Playgrounds are a quintessential part of childhood. They’re where kids get exercise, indulge their imaginations, develop motor skills, learn social skills and build friendships. In Scituate, Massachusetts, fifth-grade students are involved…

Montana Educator Uses Robo 3D Printers to Teach Her Fifth Grade Students How to Succeed

Teachers in classrooms all around the world are always on the lookout for new ways to inspire their students that will also mesh well with their traditional teaching methods and…

London Designer 3D Prints Weather Forecasting Wave Lamp

While many of us relegate talking about the weather to people-pleasing small talk, knowing whether it is going to rain or snow today, tomorrow, and later in the week is…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2017

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs features some of the latest happenings in medical, business, and education 3D printing news. Nanoscribe is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, while an industry expert…

What About 3D CAD?

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market…

Exclusive Interview: Manufacturing Industry Strategist Diego Tamburini Examines the Evolution of 3D Printing Software Packages

Software packages that support 3D printing are advancing rapidly and have become incredibly powerful and complex in the last decade or so. While a number of companies offering software solutions…

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…

Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

In elementary school, we all had to make a diorama in a shoebox that depicted a scene from one of our favorite books; for the life of me I can’t…

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…

Learn Design for 3D Printing with 3DPrint.com Online Courses This Summer

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to take your interest in 3D print design to the next level, wait no longer: right now is the perfect time to sign…

Design for 3D Printing Course Overview: Last Chance to Register with Our Early Bird Special

Set goals this summer and become a 3D print design expert with our two online courses. The first two-week intensive, Beginner Design for 3D Printing, starts June 20, and you’ll…

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…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

If you’re inexperienced with 3D printing but want to learn, there are plenty of courses, both online and in-person, that you can take – or, if you’re anything like Vicky…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Tessa Nesci, Electrician & YouTuber from Down Under

Not only was my interview with Tessa Nesci informative and inspiring, it was fun. This electrician/3D printing enthusiast has a great sense of determination in her work that is matched…

With Thingiverse Upload, Users Can Publish 3D Designs Straight from Tinkercad

Popular in-browser 3D design and modeling tool Tinkercad, which was acquired by Autodesk and joined its 123D product family in 2013, is offering something new in the way of connections….

3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

When I was a kid, eons ago, I got a toy that was a plastic grabber on the end of a stick, controlled by squeezing or releasing a whole hand…