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Ultimaker Launches New 3D Printing Core Lessons for STEAM Education

Ultimaker Launches New 3D Printing Core Lessons for STEAM Education

All across the 3D printing industry, companies are launching objectives and initiatives aimed at educating the next generation of the workforce on the technology. 3D printing is an important and powerful tool in STEAM education, which includes the arts in the forward-thinking focus of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and including 3D printing in STEAM […]

All across the 3D printing industry, companies are launching objectives and initiatives aimed at educating the next generation of the workforce on the technology. 3D printing is an important and powerful tool in STEAM education, which includes the arts in the...
Jabil Uses Ultimaker 3D Printers to Make Manufacturing Quicker and Cheaper

Jabil Uses Ultimaker 3D Printers to Make Manufacturing Quicker and Cheaper

Jabil has an ambitious goal: to become the most technologically advanced manufacturing solutions provider in the world. And it’s doing quite well at pursuing that goal, in fact. In its 100 facilities across 29 countries, the company is connecting people, processes and plants with suppliers, partners and customers through digital technology. At Jabil’s Auburn Hills, […]

Jabil has an ambitious goal: to become the most technologically advanced manufacturing solutions provider in the world. And it’s doing quite well at pursuing that goal, in fact. In its 100 facilities across 29 countries, the company is connecting people,...
Polygonica and Ultimaker Deliver New Updates to 3D Software

Polygonica and Ultimaker Deliver New Updates to 3D Software

3D scanning has become much more advanced, as well as easier for the average user. There are still issues that arise, however, between scanning an object and turning it into a 3D model. 3D scanners frequently produce models with missing areas, or holes, which is obviously problematic – no one wants a model with a […]

3D scanning has become much more advanced, as well as easier for the average user. There are still issues that arise, however, between scanning an object and turning it into a 3D model. 3D scanners frequently produce models with missing areas, or holes, which is...
Breaking The Boundaries Of 3D Printing

Breaking The Boundaries Of 3D Printing

The 3D Printing industry should take note: just as Heston Blumenthal has transformed traditional concepts of what is possible with culinary ingredients, Ultimaker’s Senior Materials Engineer Diana Garcia-Alonso is cooking up a similar storm from the company’s headquarters in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands. The Foundations Born and raised in Spain, I delved into the world of […]

The 3D Printing industry should take note: just as Heston Blumenthal has transformed traditional concepts of what is possible with culinary ingredients, Ultimaker’s Senior Materials Engineer Diana Garcia-Alonso is cooking up a similar storm from the company’s...
Winners of This Year's Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge Announced

Winners of This Year's Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge Announced

There are a lot of 3D design and 3D printing competitions out there, but among the most serious and industry-focused is the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. The contest asks participants, generally professionals and those in training to be professionals, to redesign a conventionally manufactured part of a machine or product using 3D printing. […]

There are a lot of 3D design and 3D printing competitions out there, but among the most serious and industry-focused is the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. The contest asks participants, generally professionals and those in training to be...
3D Printed Braille Puzzle Helps the Visually Impaired to Learn Words

3D Printed Braille Puzzle Helps the Visually Impaired to Learn Words

Learning to read Braille increases the likelihood of a visually impaired person’s finding employment or pursuing higher education by more than three times. Unfortunately, many resources for learning Braille are either ineffective or too costly for the average person. A digital Braille reading device costs over $1,000, which is unaffordable for many, particularly for the […]

Learning to read Braille increases the likelihood of a visually impaired person’s finding employment or pursuing higher education by more than three times. Unfortunately, many resources for learning Braille are either ineffective or too costly for the average...
Prominent Organizations Invest in 3D Printers and Post-Processing Technology

Prominent Organizations Invest in 3D Printers and Post-Processing Technology

In 2016, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker 3, the latest in its line of popular, highly praised desktop 3D printers. It was followed by the Ultimaker 3 Extended, a larger version of the 3. Both have been lauded for their ease of use, professional quality prints and versatility, making them well-suited for a variety of applications. The […]

In 2016, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker 3, the latest in its line of popular, highly praised desktop 3D printers. It was followed by the Ultimaker 3 Extended, a larger version of the 3. Both have been lauded for their ease of use, professional quality prints and...
How to Start a Medical 3D Printing Lab

How to Start a Medical 3D Printing Lab

MUN MED 3D is a 3D printing biomedical laboratory housed at the Health Science Center at Memorial University. Founded by Michael Bartellas and Stephen Ryan, the organization has done some great work, including 3D printing several hands for children in Zimbabwe. The lab is dedicated to the use of 3D printing in medicine, and in addition […]

MUN MED 3D is a 3D printing biomedical laboratory housed at the Health Science Center at Memorial University. Founded by Michael Bartellas and Stephen Ryan, the organization has done some great work, including 3D printing several hands for children in Zimbabwe. The...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened an office in France. Stratasys is forming an additive manufacturing joint […]

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed object, and an update on a book about a bald eagle with a 3D printed prosthetic beak. Structur3D Printing has announced a worldwide distribution and […]

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed object, and an update on a book about a bald eagle with a 3D printed prosthetic beak....
Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to be no different – if anything, there will […]

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to...
2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have much luck with 3D printers without 3D software, and […]

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have...
3D Printing Saves Time and Money in Urban Farming Product Design and Prototyping

3D Printing Saves Time and Money in Urban Farming Product Design and Prototyping

3D printing technology has been used in the agriculture industry in various applications, to help create small-scale organic farms in developing countries, make cost-effective tools and plant crops, and set up urban gardens. Brooklyn-based Farmshelf wants to make it easy for anyone to grow their own food, and has developed an autonomous system, complete with custom […]

3D printing technology has been used in the agriculture industry in various applications, to help create small-scale organic farms in developing countries, make cost-effective tools and plant crops, and set up urban gardens. Brooklyn-based Farmshelf wants to make it...
Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children's Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children's Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest city in the Netherlands, is on a mission to provide 3D printed prosthetic hands to children in Sierra […]

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest...
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...
Redstack Intern Solves Office Coffee Problem with Clever 3D Printing

Redstack Intern Solves Office Coffee Problem with Clever 3D Printing

Most inventions start out as problems to solve, and 3D printed inventions are no exception. Harrison Gloyne, an intern at technology and services provider Redstack, noticed a problem in the office. Like most offices, there was a great deal of coffee being consumed, in the form of Nespresso pods. There was no organizational system, however, […]

Most inventions start out as problems to solve, and 3D printed inventions are no exception. Harrison Gloyne, an intern at technology and services provider Redstack, noticed a problem in the office. Like most offices, there was a great deal of coffee being consumed, in...
3D Printed Prosthetics Help Patients Heal in MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Hospital

3D Printed Prosthetics Help Patients Heal in MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, does some of the most important work to help suffering people around the world. MSF has turned to 3D printing and related technologies in its work in constructing hospitals, as well as in more patient-centric applications. For more than a decade, the organization […]

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, does some of the most important work to help suffering people around the world. MSF has turned to 3D printing and related technologies in its work in constructing hospitals, as well as...
Bringing Hidden Caves to the Surface Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Bringing Hidden Caves to the Surface Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Beneath the streets of Auckland, New Zealand are several geological wonders. The area is full of volcanoes, and under the ground are multiple lava caves, which are caverns that form when molten lava flow drains out from beneath a rapidly cooling surface. Some are open to visitors and explorers, while others are off-limits – but […]

Beneath the streets of Auckland, New Zealand are several geological wonders. The area is full of volcanoes, and under the ground are multiple lava caves, which are caverns that form when molten lava flow drains out from beneath a rapidly cooling surface. Some are open...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be reopening some of its locations under a new name, while Renaissance Services is launching a 3D printing division. […]

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be...
Ultimaker Releases Cura Connect for Easy Control of Multiple 3D Printers

Ultimaker Releases Cura Connect for Easy Control of Multiple 3D Printers

A couple of months ago, Ultimaker announced a new area of focus. The company isn’t turning away from developing and manufacturing 3D printers, but it is now giving an increased amount of attention to the software side of things. Ultimaker’s new software strategy includes regular updates, with two major ones announced for this fall. The […]

A couple of months ago, Ultimaker announced a new area of focus. The company isn’t turning away from developing and manufacturing 3D printers, but it is now giving an increased amount of attention to the software side of things. Ultimaker’s new software...
TU Delft Researchers 3D Print “Some of the Most Complex Shape-Shifting Ever Reported” with Ultimaker 3D Printer and PLA

TU Delft Researchers 3D Print “Some of the Most Complex Shape-Shifting Ever Reported” with Ultimaker 3D Printer and PLA

IKEA furniture is, for the most part, pretty easy to assemble. But it could be easier – imagine ordering flat-packed furniture from a place like IKEA, opening it, and watching it assemble itself right in front of you. That’s the vision of Dr. Amir Zadpoor, a researcher at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). But […]

IKEA furniture is, for the most part, pretty easy to assemble. But it could be easier – imagine ordering flat-packed furniture from a place like IKEA, opening it, and watching it assemble itself right in front of you. That’s the vision of Dr. Amir Zadpoor,...
3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop 3D printing leader Ultimaker, which is continuing its global expansion thanks […]

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop...
Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software manufacturers have already created plugins for the new Cura, one of them being Mixed Dimensions, […]

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive launches its 3D printed titanium spinal implants. LPW will be […]

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive...
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