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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

For the Love of Succulents! Tinkercad Designer 3D Prints Middle Eastern Villa Planters

Most of us enjoy and admire art whether we are actually engaged in the process ourselves or not. And while so often all the rest of us get to do…

New York’s Dimension Learning Hosts Student Challenge to 3D Print Robot Tools for Mystery Obstacle Course

STEAM education approaches Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics subjects to provide hands-on and engaging lessons for school kids of all ages. Increasingly, we see evidence that educators view 3D printing…

Win Big Discounts! It’s Tinkercad’s 3D Printing Week, with i.materialise

As the consumer market for desktop 3D printing grows, more people are becoming curious about this rather remarkable technology. In fact, since the K-12 and higher education arena is adapting…

AstroPrint Offers the ‘Ultimate’ Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You’ll Want to Save

We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing,…

You Still Have About Two Weeks to Enter the Autodesk123D Video Challenge!

Autodesk 123D is free 3D modeling software that includes many applications allowing you to create 3D printable models. 123D includes applications such as 123D Catch that lets you generate 3D models from…

3D Printed PLA Mold for Pewter Casting is Surprisingly Effective

If you’re looking for a great 3D printing-related winter project — specifically wintry as it involves creating something marvelous with molten metal — then we may have found the ideal…

Sculpteo Compiles Resources for Child- and Beginner-Friendly 3D Printing Education

In my decades-long teaching career, I have some experience teaching science and math concepts, though I preferred teaching literature and grammar. But now that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curricula…

Try Creating a 3D Printed Business Card for All of Your Networking Needs

If you haven’t checked out the Women in 3D Printing blog, well, you should! It features exactly what its title says: women involved in the 3D printing industry. This is…

3D Print Your Own Working Ion Thruster Spacecraft Engine

While it may sound like something that Captain Kirk asks Sulu to set to maximum, an ion thruster is not science fiction but actually a working technology that is available…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events Celebrate 3D Modeling, Scanning, & Printing Technologies

Events this week held at various 3D Hubs locations around the world include everything from introductions to workshops–to parties! This last I find particularly appropriate, as three of these events…

Using 3D Printed Custom Cartridge Mounts to Make This Legend of Zelda Tribute Pop

While there are plenty of popular video games series that continue to produce sequels and spinoffs, only a handful of them have fan bases as devoted as the Legend of…

Customized 3D Printed Cat Water Dish Delights Designer’s Daughters and Cats

Pets, as any cat or dog owner knows, are part of the family. They can also be as needy and demanding as children, and often require creative solutions to keep…

College Student Designs & 3D Prints a Working Semi-Automatic Revolver

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that…