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

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 yearly curriculum. The education sector has been hard at work over the last several years to make lesson plans more interactive and technology-based, in order to get […]

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 yearly curriculum. The education sector has been hard at work over the last several years...
London Designer 3D Prints Weather Forecasting Wave Lamp

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 something most of us take for granted. Detailed information is widely available. You may spend part of each day tuned into the weather channel, wading […]

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 something most of us take for granted. Detailed information is widely available. You may spend part...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2017

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 weighs in on the latest FDA 3D printing guidance, EIT and HCA have signed an agreement for 3D printed interbody products, and Aprecia is teaming […]

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 weighs in on the latest FDA 3D printing guidance, EIT and HCA...
What About 3D CAD?

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 players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There is one common principle today […]

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 players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There...
Exclusive Interview: Manufacturing Industry Strategist Diego Tamburini Examines the Evolution of 3D Printing Software Packages

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 that support 3D printing have increased exponentially in the recent past, established players like Autodesk are doing their best to push limits on technology in […]

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 that support 3D printing have increased exponentially in the recent past,...
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,...
Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

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 remember which book I chose. That was the big project of the year, the one that all the students took home and begged their parents […]

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 remember which book I chose. That was the big project of the year, the one that all the students took home and begged...
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...
Learn Design for 3D Printing with 3DPrint.com Online Courses This Summer

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 up for one of our summer session 3D Print Design courses, which started on June 20. The class is underway, but It’s not too late to […]

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 up for one of our summer session 3D Print Design courses, which started on June 20. The class is underway, but...
Design for 3D Printing Course Overview: Last Chance to Register with Our Early Bird Special

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 learn design principles, 3D modeling tools and programs, and how to prep your models for print. You’ll hear from industry experts in live webcasts, have […]

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 learn design principles, 3D modeling tools and programs, and how to prep your models for...
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...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

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 Somma, you can just teach yourself. The software developer taught herself how to use 3D software and a 3D printer a few years ago, and has […]

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 Somma, you can just teach yourself. The software developer taught herself how to...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Tessa Nesci, Electrician & YouTuber from Down Under

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 only by her Aussie humor—all of which you will catch a glimpse of in the following interview. When 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief Sarah Goehrke told me about […]

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 only by her Aussie humor—all of which you will catch a glimpse of in the following...
3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

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 trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and […]

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 trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and...
There’s Still Time to Register at a Discounted Rate for 3DPrint.com’s Online Beginner and Advanced 3D Design Courses!

There’s Still Time to Register at a Discounted Rate for 3DPrint.com’s Online Beginner and Advanced 3D Design Courses!

A lot of our readers are experienced in 3D design and printing, whether at the professional or hobbyist level. Many more, however, are interested in the technology but have little or no experience in it. 3D design can be particularly intimidating – it’s easy enough to pull a 3D model off an online platform and […]

A lot of our readers are experienced in 3D design and printing, whether at the professional or hobbyist level. Many more, however, are interested in the technology but have little or no experience in it. 3D design can be particularly intimidating – it’s...
3DPrinTravel: World Traveler Brings Every Destination a 3D Printed Piece of Itself

3DPrinTravel: World Traveler Brings Every Destination a 3D Printed Piece of Itself

Italian engineer Angelo D’Angelo has two big obsessions: travel and 3D printing. Worthy obsessions indeed, even on their own, but the creative D’Angelo has come up with a way to combine his two passions into an ongoing project that he shares with the world through his blog. A writer on several travel blogs, D’Angelo has […]

Italian engineer Angelo D’Angelo has two big obsessions: travel and 3D printing. Worthy obsessions indeed, even on their own, but the creative D’Angelo has come up with a way to combine his two passions into an ongoing project that he shares with the world...
Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of those waiting for me under our tree right now. It’s not that I’m complaining – they are usually cute things and I enjoy looking back […]

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of those waiting for me under our tree right now. It’s not that I’m complaining...
Fun, Free 3D Printing ‘Quick Projects’ from Thingiverse Education Provide STEAM Lesson Plans and Teach Students Real World Skills

Fun, Free 3D Printing ‘Quick Projects’ from Thingiverse Education Provide STEAM Lesson Plans and Teach Students Real World Skills

It’s the last week of December, which means holiday break has arrived for most schools! The kids are happy because they can sleep in and play with friends, and also because they don’t have to go to school. Having many friends who are teachers, and judging by their relieved Facebook posts this week, I’m willing to […]

It’s the last week of December, which means holiday break has arrived for most schools! The kids are happy because they can sleep in and play with friends, and also because they don’t have to go to school. Having many friends who are teachers, and judging...
Rent a 3D Printer on Newly Launched Threedigo Platform

Rent a 3D Printer on Newly Launched Threedigo Platform

One of the more successful economic trends to emerge in recent years is the very simple and appealing idea of sharing: sharing a ride with Uber, sharing a house with Airbnb. These work because anyone who owns a car, or a house, and wants to earn money, can easily do so by just letting other […]

One of the more successful economic trends to emerge in recent years is the very simple and appealing idea of sharing: sharing a ride with Uber, sharing a house with Airbnb. These work because anyone who owns a car, or a house, and wants to earn money, can easily do...
For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out as is, customizing open source files to […]

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out...
3D Printed Lithophane Tutorial from Stratasys Shows How to Turn Multiple Images into One Luminous Work of Art

3D Printed Lithophane Tutorial from Stratasys Shows How to Turn Multiple Images into One Luminous Work of Art

There’s so much that can be done to manipulate images these days; with the amount and variety of digital technology out there, there’s practically no visual effect that can’t be created. Some of the most striking images, however, are the result of centuries-old techniques. Lithophanes have been around since the early 1800s, and producing them […]

There’s so much that can be done to manipulate images these days; with the amount and variety of digital technology out there, there’s practically no visual effect that can’t be created. Some of the most striking images, however, are the result of...
Fifth Grader Spends Summer Vacation Designing and 3D Printing a Model of His School

Fifth Grader Spends Summer Vacation Designing and 3D Printing a Model of His School

The other day, I was talking to a friend about the arts and crafts projects we were assigned back in elementary school. It seems that some types of projects are universal – no matter where you went to school, if you’re of a certain age you probably were assigned the same kind of art projects […]

The other day, I was talking to a friend about the arts and crafts projects we were assigned back in elementary school. It seems that some types of projects are universal – no matter where you went to school, if you’re of a certain age you probably were...
National Park Service Centennial: CyArk Takes D.C. Visitors to Mount Rushmore in Seconds with Virtual Reality

National Park Service Centennial: CyArk Takes D.C. Visitors to Mount Rushmore in Seconds with Virtual Reality

It seems we have a celebration for anything and everything these days, whether we are appreciating cupcakes on Mondays or our dogs on Facebook last week. From genuine holidays to those made up by Hallmark, and from anniversaries that mark history to those that are just marketing ploys, there’s something to accentuate every 24-hour period. […]

It seems we have a celebration for anything and everything these days, whether we are appreciating cupcakes on Mondays or our dogs on Facebook last week. From genuine holidays to those made up by Hallmark, and from anniversaries that mark history to those that are...
August 27-28: Airwolf 3D Offers Weekend 3D Printing Workshop in Orange County

August 27-28: Airwolf 3D Offers Weekend 3D Printing Workshop in Orange County

Most of us have a hectic workweek. Even if you aren’t on your feet and moving around constantly, an overwhelming sense of exhaustion can often set in by Friday afternoon. And while you may be thinking of sleeping super late, doing the couch potato thing, and ordering in for every meal during your two precious […]

Most of us have a hectic workweek. Even if you aren’t on your feet and moving around constantly, an overwhelming sense of exhaustion can often set in by Friday afternoon. And while you may be thinking of sleeping super late, doing the couch potato thing, and ordering...
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