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How University of Florida Researchers are Using 3D Printing and Digital Fossils to Improve Education

How University of Florida Researchers are Using 3D Printing and Digital Fossils to Improve Education

A recently conducted case study on the effectiveness of utilizing 3D printing technology to teach intricate subjects within science to young students showcases what researchers from the University of Florida have been working on in a National Science Foundation-funded program called iDigFossils that offers curriculum on intricate subjects such as evolution and climate change through the […]

A recently conducted case study on the effectiveness of utilizing 3D printing technology to teach intricate subjects within science to young students showcases what researchers from the University of Florida have been working on in a National Science Foundation-funded...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable, which was very popular, I’m sure in large part […]

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable,...
3D Printing Helps Tapdo Smart Button Launch on Kickstarter, as Seen at Pepcom DigitalFocus

3D Printing Helps Tapdo Smart Button Launch on Kickstarter, as Seen at Pepcom DigitalFocus

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when telephones were corded and resided on kitchen walls or side tables, and changing the channel on a television set meant getting up off of the couch and rotating a dial. Those were the days! Then came remote controls and wireless phones that, while bulky, simplified our […]

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when telephones were corded and resided on kitchen walls or side tables, and changing the channel on a television set meant getting up off of the couch and rotating a dial. Those were the days! Then came remote controls and...
3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The current crop of 3D printers are making 3D printing […]

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The...
3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion systems and water soluble support materials like PVA, have made 3D printing much more accessible […]

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion...
Swiss Chemical Company Uses 3D Printing for Catalyst R&D, Seeks to Expand North American Footprint

Swiss Chemical Company Uses 3D Printing for Catalyst R&D, Seeks to Expand North American Footprint

According to reports released by Research & Markets, North America has been at the forefront of the 3D printing industry, which makes sense, considering that the first 3D printer was created in the US by 3D Systems founder Chuck Hull. We’ve been seeing a lot of big-name companies focusing on expansion into North America, from the […]

According to reports released by Research & Markets, North America has been at the forefront of the 3D printing industry, which makes sense, considering that the first 3D printer was created in the US by 3D Systems founder Chuck Hull. We’ve been seeing a lot...
Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to change the world. But as an average Joe you might be looking at it to make fun toys, little fixes around the house or to […]

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to change the world. But as an average Joe you might be looking at it to make fun toys, little...
French Company Sees Drastic Improvement in Production, Establishes Center for 3D Printing

French Company Sees Drastic Improvement in Production, Establishes Center for 3D Printing

VHM Fonderie, a French foundry and machining company, has reduced its manufacturing and production speeds by up to 5 weeks with the Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. The company, which specializes in the production of industrial iron castings, uses the Stratasys Connex Multi-material 3D printer to optimize each process involved in the design and production […]

VHM Fonderie, a French foundry and machining company, has reduced its manufacturing and production speeds by up to 5 weeks with the Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. The company, which specializes in the production of industrial iron castings, uses the...
How Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Is Using 3D Printing to Help Reshape Detroit

How Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Is Using 3D Printing to Help Reshape Detroit

Olympia Entertainment, a subsidiary of multi-billion dollar conglomerate Ilitch Holdings, is using 3D printing technology to redesign downtown Detroit. Specifically, the District Detroit, a world-class development of 50 blocks of businesses, parks, venues and restaurants, will be designed and constructed with the help of 3D printing. On top of their involvement in the development of […]

Olympia Entertainment, a subsidiary of multi-billion dollar conglomerate Ilitch Holdings, is using 3D printing technology to redesign downtown Detroit. Specifically, the District Detroit, a world-class development of 50 blocks of businesses, parks, venues and...
Tiko3D Announces Pre-Order Launch of Their Highly Anticipated 3D Printer, Starting at $179

Tiko3D Announces Pre-Order Launch of Their Highly Anticipated 3D Printer, Starting at $179

Christmas is coming a little early this year, folks. The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here.  In just one week from today, on November 28, Tiko3D will start mass-manufacturing and shipping their 3D printer, launching pre-orders at 12 PM EST through their website! It’s been a long time coming, and as you can […]

Christmas is coming a little early this year, folks. The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here.  In just one week from today, on November 28, Tiko3D will start mass-manufacturing and shipping their 3D printer, launching pre-orders at 12 PM EST through...
Case Study of YSoft 3D Printing Classroom in Czech Republic Yields Important Results

Case Study of YSoft 3D Printing Classroom in Czech Republic Yields Important Results

It’s pretty clear by now that 3D printing in the classroom is extremely beneficial to students; they enjoy learning and using the technology, and it helps prepare them for the future, as 3D printing continues to grow in many industries. Schools can print out motivational assets like school emblems, students can print prototypes of community […]

It’s pretty clear by now that 3D printing in the classroom is extremely beneficial to students; they enjoy learning and using the technology, and it helps prepare them for the future, as 3D printing continues to grow in many industries. Schools can print out...
Y Soft Demonstrates Fast Growth; Rising Demand for 3D Printing in Australia

Y Soft Demonstrates Fast Growth; Rising Demand for 3D Printing in Australia

Y Soft, a major Czech Republic-based enterprise office solutions provider, recently revealed their rapid growth in Australia and New Zealand, due to the surging demand for professional enterprise-grade 3D printing services and products. Founded in 2000, Y Soft operates a variety of innovation- and employee empowerment-focused programs for the development of custom-built technologies. Two main […]

Y Soft, a major Czech Republic-based enterprise office solutions provider, recently revealed their rapid growth in Australia and New Zealand, due to the surging demand for professional enterprise-grade 3D printing services and products. Founded in 2000, Y Soft...
Dutch Manufacturer Promolding Reduces Injection Mold Lead Times By 93% Thanks to Stratasys 3D Printing Technology

Dutch Manufacturer Promolding Reduces Injection Mold Lead Times By 93% Thanks to Stratasys 3D Printing Technology

Multi-billion dollar 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys, in cooperation with Dutch manufacturer Promolding, has successfully reduced injection mold lead times by 93% through the utilization of Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. Injection molding, one of the most widely used manufacturing processes, is often leveraged by manufacturers with massive volumes of products to create […]

Multi-billion dollar 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys, in cooperation with Dutch manufacturer Promolding, has successfully reduced injection mold lead times by 93% through the utilization of Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing...
uDISCO: New 3D Imaging Technology Allows for Close Study of Internal Body Structure

uDISCO: New 3D Imaging Technology Allows for Close Study of Internal Body Structure

A team of researchers at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich led by Ali Ertürk has recently discovered a new revolutionary 3D imaging technology that enables scientists and researchers to observe entire bodies with a greater level of transparency. The technology is called Ultimate DISCO (uDSICO), which is […]

A team of researchers at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich led by Ali Ertürk has recently discovered a new revolutionary 3D imaging technology that enables scientists and researchers to observe entire bodies with...
Furthering 3D Printing Worldwide: ISO & ASTM International Create Additive Manufacturing Standards Development Structure

Furthering 3D Printing Worldwide: ISO & ASTM International Create Additive Manufacturing Standards Development Structure

There’s certainly a lot to be said for getting in at the beginning of something new and amazing like 3D printing—a realm that began with no rules because so few were previously engaging in it. But as the maker community and the industrial world grow at an accelerated rate, numerous issues have begun to arise […]

There’s certainly a lot to be said for getting in at the beginning of something new and amazing like 3D printing—a realm that began with no rules because so few were previously engaging in it. But as the maker community and the industrial world grow at an accelerated...
New 3D Printable Steampunk-esque Tabletop Game “Tragedy of Progress” Hits Kickstarter

New 3D Printable Steampunk-esque Tabletop Game “Tragedy of Progress” Hits Kickstarter

One niche area where 3D printing technology has truly struck a chord is with the tabletop gaming community, and for obvious reasons. The ability to design and manufacture your own terrain, characters, and structures has opened up an entire new world to gamers, and trust us, we’ve seen quite a few innovative 3D printable tabletop wargaming […]

One niche area where 3D printing technology has truly struck a chord is with the tabletop gaming community, and for obvious reasons. The ability to design and manufacture your own terrain, characters, and structures has opened up an entire new world to gamers, and...
South Africa’s 3D Printing Sector Shows Potential Growth Across the Board

South Africa’s 3D Printing Sector Shows Potential Growth Across the Board

All across the world, the 3D printing sector is expanding at an exponential rate, and South Africa is no exception to this growth. The country has gained recognition from the 3D printing community for Hans Fouche’s large-scale Cheetah 3D printer, which was recently put to the test by South Africa’s I Maker Lab. Meanwhile, the […]

All across the world, the 3D printing sector is expanding at an exponential rate, and South Africa is no exception to this growth. The country has gained recognition from the 3D printing community for Hans Fouche’s large-scale Cheetah 3D printer, which was recently...
Materialise Shows All-Around Strength in Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Materialise Shows All-Around Strength in Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

As the year progresses, the 3D printing community has been dismayed towards the lackluster financial results from industry giants like 3D Systems and Stratasys, both of which have struggled to show positive results (although Stratasys has recently showed steady improvement in this department). But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the rest of the 3D printing industry […]

As the year progresses, the 3D printing community has been dismayed towards the lackluster financial results from industry giants like 3D Systems and Stratasys, both of which have struggled to show positive results (although Stratasys has recently showed...
3D Printed Heart Model Helps Hong Kong Surgeons Pull Off a World-First Operation

3D Printed Heart Model Helps Hong Kong Surgeons Pull Off a World-First Operation

Of all the vital areas where 3D printing technology has had an effect, the medical industry has probably shown the most positive and immediate return. Doctors from around the world are increasingly utilizing patient-specific 3D printed models to help with complex surgical preparation, which has led to faster and more effective medical operations. This particularly rings […]

Of all the vital areas where 3D printing technology has had an effect, the medical industry has probably shown the most positive and immediate return. Doctors from around the world are increasingly utilizing patient-specific 3D printed models to help with complex...
WhiteClouds Acquires Sandboxr, Prepping Their 3D Printing Services for the Gaming Industry

WhiteClouds Acquires Sandboxr, Prepping Their 3D Printing Services for the Gaming Industry

Young or old, present or in the past, most of us have a memorable gaming experience that stands out amongst the rest, one that sticks with us in vivid, full color. With the help of 3D printing technology, now, we can both replicate our favorite pastime characters or even create our own tabletop game. But, in […]

Young or old, present or in the past, most of us have a memorable gaming experience that stands out amongst the rest, one that sticks with us in vivid, full color. With the help of 3D printing technology, now, we can both replicate our favorite pastime characters or...
3DPrinterOS Takes the Ultimaker 2 Go on the Road with the Backpack Travel Case

3DPrinterOS Takes the Ultimaker 2 Go on the Road with the Backpack Travel Case

We’ve written quite a bit about Ultimaker, with good reason, as they make excellent high resolution 3D printers. They’re so good in fact that the Ultimaker 2 series printers have changed very little over the past few years. The Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended receive a bit of a facelift recently and were rebranded […]

We’ve written quite a bit about Ultimaker, with good reason, as they make excellent high resolution 3D printers. They’re so good in fact that the Ultimaker 2 series printers have changed very little over the past few years. The Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2...
Is Your Business Ready for the Impending Digital Transformation? Many Surveyed Say No.

Is Your Business Ready for the Impending Digital Transformation? Many Surveyed Say No.

There are probably numerous businesses around the world that see themselves as still just getting over becoming completely computerized. No matter the system in your business, whether you are still hand-writing receipts for your customers and drowning in a constant sea of paper on your desk or already completely paperless, wireless, and everything streamlined—more changes […]

There are probably numerous businesses around the world that see themselves as still just getting over becoming completely computerized. No matter the system in your business, whether you are still hand-writing receipts for your customers and drowning in a constant...
Desktop Metal Gets Strategic Investment from GE Ventures and Saudi Aramco

Desktop Metal Gets Strategic Investment from GE Ventures and Saudi Aramco

As the hype for desktop FDM 3D printing has slowly dwindled over the past year or so, another, more industrial-driven additive manufacturing process has been gaining some much needed traction. Metal 3D printing has now garnered a generous portion of the industry’s attention, as companies like Lexington, Massachusetts-based startup Desktop Metal have been working to […]

As the hype for desktop FDM 3D printing has slowly dwindled over the past year or so, another, more industrial-driven additive manufacturing process has been gaining some much needed traction. Metal 3D printing has now garnered a generous portion of the industry’s...
Pollen Introduces Pam, Their New Professional-Grade Multi-Material 3D Printer

Pollen Introduces Pam, Their New Professional-Grade Multi-Material 3D Printer

As many of us in the 3D printing industry can attest to, one of the most daunting obstacles to overcome in order to continue expanding and progressing additive manufacturing is the ability to efficiently print with multiple materials. A number of industry leaders have already began chiseling away at this issue, as companies like Stratasys and Airwolf […]

As many of us in the 3D printing industry can attest to, one of the most daunting obstacles to overcome in order to continue expanding and progressing additive manufacturing is the ability to efficiently print with multiple materials. A number of industry leaders have...
3D Printing Technology Plays Major Role in White House’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competition

3D Printing Technology Plays Major Role in White House’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competition

This week, emerging technologies and breakthrough manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing, are being thrust forth into the spotlight in Washington, D.C., as the Obama Administration is dedicating an entire week to recognizing the creative and innovative endeavors within the United States. This is far from President Barack Obama’s first rodeo with 3D printing technology; […]

This week, emerging technologies and breakthrough manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing, are being thrust forth into the spotlight in Washington, D.C., as the Obama Administration is dedicating an entire week to recognizing the creative and innovative...

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