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3Dp Model Railroad in San Diego

Recently San Diego Model Railroad Museum opened its doors to a new education program for 3D printing! There, you can learn the basics of 3D software design and 3D printing techniques in a multi-day workshop. The workshop teacher, [...]

Students launch rocket with printed engine

A team of students at the University of California San Diego beat some of the world’s biggest space agencies and launched a rocket with a 3D printed engine on May 21st. The university’s Students for the Exploration and Development [...]

AB3DLabs Launches 2D to 3D Printing App

AB3DLabs believe that 3D printing and design will flourish in mainstream culture with the right tools, and they want to bring them to you. With the introduction of level based apps to help guide users through the difficult 3D educ [...]

3D printed hand puts the ball back in play

Prosthetic limbs are designed to improve the patient’s quality of life but, even with the rapid advances in prosthetic technology, there are limits. Replacement arms and hands are generally built to be robust and stand the test of [...]

Win a bq LABS 3D Printer with BBC micro:bit and MyMiniFactory

What is Micro:Bit? Over the last few months the BBC micro:bit - a mini computer designed to teach youngsters how to code - has been delivered to over 800,000 school kids across the UK. Before the end of the year, this amazing devi [...]

From drum and bass to tables and chairs

A former DJ in Dundee has swapped the decks for art and design with his own line of furniture that will take pride of place at the University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Jon Christie has adopted 3D printing [...]

Printed bone joint replacements on the horizon

A team led by a mechatronics engineer has found a way to push the boundaries of 3D printing and replace bones and joints with 3D printed versions that actually graft to the existing bone.   Mihaela Vlasea graduated from the U [...]

UK Public funding for 3D printing up 100% in two years

Publicly funded spending on additive printing increased by 100% from 2012-2015, according to a new report by Innovate UK. Effectively an advisory board for the UK government, but a separate entity, Innovate UK was formed to drive [...]

Learning by Doing: The Impact of Maker Movement on Education

“Dublin Mini Maker Faire 2013” by Science Gallery Dublin is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 In 2004, respected American publisher O'Reilly Media launched a magazine dedicated to readers interested in technology from a do-it-yourself ( [...]

Dremel launches mobile app

Dremel has expanded its 3D printing interests with the launch of the Dremel 3D mobile app that can be used to control the Idea Builder 3D40 3D and other things. The Wisconsin company has been with the maker community for decades a [...]