education

3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers early on quickly learned the frustration of getting parts to stick […]

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers...
Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse themselves in confusing and expensive software. There are even powerful, yet easy-to-use […]

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse...
DK and MatterHackers Host Sweepstakes to Promote 3D Printing Projects Book

DK and MatterHackers Host Sweepstakes to Promote 3D Printing Projects Book

3D printing is a growing field and it’s growing faster than most people imagine. According to a 2015 study by Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry is expected to generate over $21 billion in worldwide revenue between 2014 and 2020. Educating the next generation to harness the power of this empowering technology is a huge undertaking. […]

3D printing is a growing field and it’s growing faster than most people imagine. According to a 2015 study by Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry is expected to generate over $21 billion in worldwide revenue between 2014 and 2020. Educating the next...
XYZprinting Launches da Vinci Full Color 3D Printer at IFA 2017

XYZprinting Launches da Vinci Full Color 3D Printer at IFA 2017

Yesterday, XYZprinting unveiled the da Vinci Color at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany, which they bill as the world’s first full color filament 3D printer. I saw it in person last week, and I have two say it’s an impressive machine. The printer runs on XYZ’s 3DColorJet technology, a process that combines inject printing with […]

Yesterday, XYZprinting unveiled the da Vinci Color at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany, which they bill as the world’s first full color filament 3D printer. I saw it in person last week, and I have two say it’s an impressive machine. The printer runs on...
Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the card game and I found it to be a […]

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated workforce, after all, is the best way to overcome a lingering skills gap as technologies […]

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated...
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,...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
Beauty and the Beak: Nonfiction Children's Book Tells the Story of First Bald Eagle to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

Beauty and the Beak: Nonfiction Children's Book Tells the Story of First Bald Eagle to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

I have always been an animal lover. In addition to the cat I had growing up, I had a myriad of caged pets as well – a hamster, fish, parakeets, lizards, and mice. My husband and I now own two dogs and two cats, and we have had to remind each other, and ourselves, on […]

I have always been an animal lover. In addition to the cat I had growing up, I had a myriad of caged pets as well – a hamster, fish, parakeets, lizards, and mice. My husband and I now own two dogs and two cats, and we have had to remind each other, and...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 23, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 23, 2017

We’re talking about a new product, 3D printer resellers, grants and awards, a company acquisition, and a VIP visitor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar introduces its new 1003 AMx printhead, while ZMorph signs four new 3D printer resellers in South America and Europe. The […]

We’re talking about a new product, 3D printer resellers, grants and awards, a company acquisition, and a VIP visitor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar introduces its new 1003 AMx printhead,...
Hong Kong Polytechnic University Opens Largest 3D Printing Research Facility in the Region

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Opens Largest 3D Printing Research Facility in the Region

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), one of the most highly ranked technology universities and research institutions in Asia, has officially launched a 3D printing research facility to facilitate the growth of the region’s 3D printing industry and market. According to PolyU, its University Research Facility in 3D Printing (U3DP) is the largest 3D printing […]

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), one of the most highly ranked technology universities and research institutions in Asia, has officially launched a 3D printing research facility to facilitate the growth of the region’s 3D printing industry and...
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...
Brexit-Delayed UK Digital Strategy Finally Released to the Public

Brexit-Delayed UK Digital Strategy Finally Released to the Public

Of all the tumultuous occurrences that happened in 2016, Britain’s exit from the European Union was one of the biggest, and since then, British citizens (along with the rest of the world) have been wondering what comes next – for the economy, for immigration and travel, for foreign relations…for everything, really. We’ve already seen some […]

Of all the tumultuous occurrences that happened in 2016, Britain’s exit from the European Union was one of the biggest, and since then, British citizens (along with the rest of the world) have been wondering what comes next – for the economy, for...
XYZprinting Announces New da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix, da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro and Nobel 1.0A 3D Printers; UV Curing Chamber

XYZprinting Announces New da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix, da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro and Nobel 1.0A 3D Printers; UV Curing Chamber

XYZprinting is a name that’s been coming up a lot lately. They have a large range of products including 3D printing pens, FDM & SLA desktop 3D printers, 3D scanners, SLS professional 3D printers and even robotics. This week, XYZ announced a number of new 3D printing products: the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix, da Vinci Jr. […]

XYZprinting is a name that’s been coming up a lot lately. They have a large range of products including 3D printing pens, FDM & SLA desktop 3D printers, 3D scanners, SLS professional 3D printers and even robotics. This week, XYZ announced a number of new 3D...
Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover vacuum cleaner into a robot, you might […]

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover...
3D Printing is a Powerful Tool for STEAM Education

3D Printing is a Powerful Tool for STEAM Education

In a study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, it was found that scientists who win the Nobel Prize are also nearly three times as likely to have a hobby in the arts than the general scientific population. The idea that science also benefits the arts is one with which the West has been […]

In a study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, it was found that scientists who win the Nobel Prize are also nearly three times as likely to have a hobby in the arts than the general scientific population. The idea that science also benefits the...
3D Printed Models Aid in Sex Education for Visually Impaired Students

3D Printed Models Aid in Sex Education for Visually Impaired Students

My sixth-grader just went through a round of sex education at his middle school. The first thing I learned from him is that he had no idea that I knew anything about what he was being taught and was surprised to find out that I too know both the real and the slang terms for […]

My sixth-grader just went through a round of sex education at his middle school. The first thing I learned from him is that he had no idea that I knew anything about what he was being taught and was surprised to find out that I too know both the real and the slang...
Using Virtual Reality to Travel Inside the Human Brain

Using Virtual Reality to Travel Inside the Human Brain

It’s hard not to be fascinated by virtual reality. The fantasy of being able to immerse yourself in a nonexistent environment and navigate as if you are part of it would have seemed only an idea fit for movies not that long ago. Using that technology for entertainment has been a no-brainer, but a recent […]

It’s hard not to be fascinated by virtual reality. The fantasy of being able to immerse yourself in a nonexistent environment and navigate as if you are part of it would have seemed only an idea fit for movies not that long ago. Using that technology for...
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...
Polar 3D’s Cloud Platform Hits 100,000 3D Prints, Closes $2 Million Financing

Polar 3D’s Cloud Platform Hits 100,000 3D Prints, Closes $2 Million Financing

When it comes to implementing 3D printing technology in the classroom, few have focused in on education like the Cincinnati-based company Polar 3D has. We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the rising 3D printing company even since they unveiled their first 3D printer at CES 2015, and since then, they’ve quickly grown into a fan […]

When it comes to implementing 3D printing technology in the classroom, few have focused in on education like the Cincinnati-based company Polar 3D has. We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the rising 3D printing company even since they unveiled their first 3D printer...
3D Printed Models Give Lessons about the Danger of Volcanoes

3D Printed Models Give Lessons about the Danger of Volcanoes

As we drove down the road toward La Laguna la María in Colima, I noticed that all of the cars were headed in the opposite direction. I made a light-hearted joke about the fact that all those other drivers knew something that we clearly didn’t. It wasn’t until I saw the armed civil guard standing in […]

As we drove down the road toward La Laguna la María in Colima, I noticed that all of the cars were headed in the opposite direction. I made a light-hearted joke about the fact that all those other drivers knew something that we clearly didn’t. It wasn’t...
Robo 3D Releases New Specs on the R2 and R2 Mini 3D Printers and Previews Robo Mobile App

Robo 3D Releases New Specs on the R2 and R2 Mini 3D Printers and Previews Robo Mobile App

At CE Week NYC, I got the opportunity to see the R2 Mini prototype in person. Recently, I covered Robo 3D at the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo NY. It was good to see the machine in the flesh. The R2 Mini is a sleek machine. Cosmetically, it’s reminiscent of the Ultimaker 2 series, with some […]

At CE Week NYC, I got the opportunity to see the R2 Mini prototype in person. Recently, I covered Robo 3D at the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo NY. It was good to see the machine in the flesh. The R2 Mini is a sleek machine. Cosmetically, it’s...
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...
Technology Edges Out Unprepared Human Workers

Technology Edges Out Unprepared Human Workers

It’s a common theme in conversations about the introduction of technologies into the workplace. Given the scarcity of quality employment, any news that technology is edging out its human counterparts is hardly likely to be received without suspicion. After all, when technology replaces workers, it rarely benefits the work force. Instead, it seems to mostly […]

It’s a common theme in conversations about the introduction of technologies into the workplace. Given the scarcity of quality employment, any news that technology is edging out its human counterparts is hardly likely to be received without suspicion. After all,...
iMakr Sponsors Summer Merit Program for 3D Printing, Electronics and Programming Classes

iMakr Sponsors Summer Merit Program for 3D Printing, Electronics and Programming Classes

It has been said that 3D printing is the wave of the future. While some outside observers and industry experts see a slowdown in the adoption of 3D printing technology by consumers, especially in the desktop market, the 3D printing industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds. We recently covered some of the greatest […]

It has been said that 3D printing is the wave of the future. While some outside observers and industry experts see a slowdown in the adoption of 3D printing technology by consumers, especially in the desktop market, the 3D printing industry continues to grow by leaps...