This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

One of the most scientifically mind-blowing materials ever discovered, graphene (an allotrope of carbon) has been praised for having an unbelievable combination of material characteristics, including low density, top-notch mechanical properties, thermal stability, and even electrical conductivity. In fact, graphene aerogel is one of the lightest materials ever discovered, reportedly weighing seven times less than air…But these great qualities only really hold true in graphene’s original 2D material composition, which are greatly diminished when graphene is made three-dimensional. That is until now.…

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This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

By Tyler Koslow

Since successfully funding the first model of their 3D printing pen on Kickstarter back in 2013, 3Doodler has been trying to put the power of 3D printing technology directly into our hands. 3Doodler has been aiming at artists and Makers alike with their unique, handheld plastic extruding devices, encouraging those who may not have the means for a 3D printer to use their mind as CAD software and their hand as the printer. Now, 3Doodler has announced a 3D printing pen for a younger audience, the 3Doodler Start, a more affordable and colorful version of their original 3D printing pen.…

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3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

3D Medical Animation — Changing Patient Education

3D Medical Animation — Changing Patient Education

By Nic Widerhold

The urge to depict, and thus to better understand the body, has always been with us. From the caves at Lascaux in France to Leonardo da Vinci’s folios to the medical illustrations of anatomist Andreas Vesalius — the history of medicine has always included the urge to portray the human body and its many mysteries.
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Even at a time when it was frowned upon, dedicated early “explorers” of the human body, such as da Vinci, delved into the tangled intricacies of human anatomy and physiology through careful autopsy and subsequent renderings of the findings.…

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3D Medical Animation — Changing Patient Education

Enterprise In Space & Made In Space to Build 3D Printed Orbiter for Student Projects

Enterprise In Space & Made In Space to Build 3D Printed Orbiter for Student Projects

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Space: the final frontier. This will be the voyage of the NSS Enterprise, an eight-foot-long recoverable spacecraft to be 3D-printed by Made In Space. Its one-week to one-month mission: to boldly orbit and return to earth with 100 worldwide student experiments and communicate with student teams using an artificial intelligence, just like the computer aboard the fictional USS Enterprise.
Star Trek and other science fiction classics may portray a future in which humanity has advanced to the point that the species’ efforts are directed towards, not war and wealth, but exploring the universe and understanding what it means to be alive and human.…

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Enterprise In Space & Made In Space to Build 3D Printed Orbiter for Student Projects

3D Printer Review: the Afinia H800 Takes 3D Printing to School

3D Printer Review: the Afinia H800 Takes 3D Printing to School

By Davide Sher

Writing a 3D printer review can be complicated. On the one hand, you want to be as clear and straightforward as you can in your analysis. On the other, you don’t want to disappoint the companies behind the machines because you know that they are generally really hard working people with a great passion for what they do. The way I try to balance this is by generally accepting (or proposing) only to review machines that I have heard or read good things about.…

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3D Printer Review: the Afinia H800 Takes 3D Printing to School

9 innovative schools looking to redefine public education in the U.S.

9 innovative schools looking to redefine public education in the U.S.

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Public schools are often criticized for not keeping up with student needs — and that’s hard to refute.

In a world of constant change, the majority of public schools have remained rather unchanged for decades. The structure is so standard that the public school you attended probably looked a lot like the schools your parents and grandparents attended — even if they did walk uphill both ways in the snow to get there.

But the needs of students are ever-shifting — and public schools are struggling to keep up Read more…

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New Matter to Donate $200K in 3D Printers & Supplies to Schools

New Matter to Donate 0K in 3D Printers & Supplies to Schools

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Pasadena-based New Matter hopes to bring down the price and increase the accessibility of 3D printing through the production of their low-cost, MOD-t 3D printer. After a successful Indiegogo and $6.5 million in private investment, the company is in production and sales mode and, to bring its elegant looking machine to the public quickly and affordably, the New Matter team has announced its Educate and Inspire Grant, with which the startup will donate more than $200,000 in 3D printers and supplies to teachers and administrators to get 3D printing into the classroom.…

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Ultimaker Listens to Its Consumers with Upgraded 3D Printers at CES

Ultimaker Listens to Its Consumers with Upgraded 3D Printers at CES

By Davide Sher

Ultimaker is possibly the most consumer-ready 3D printer manufacturer out there and the fact that it appeals to Makers and educators worldwide is one of the reasons why. That’s because professionals, educators and Makers (and a new kind of evolved “consumer maker”, or “conker”, to coin a neologism) today represent the ideal target market for the kind of consumer 3D printing that is being shown off in Las Vegas at CES.
As such, Ultimaker showed that it leverages its lively community of users and that it has been listening to them, albeit taking the time necessary for a small company that is working to become big.…

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Large Format 3D Printing Takes Over NIU’s EIGERlab

Large Format 3D Printing Takes Over NIU’s EIGERlab

By Tyler Koslow

One place that 3D printers are slowly but surely finding their place is in the classroom. From elementary schools to college labs, educators have realized the importance of teaching hands-on additive manufacturing to students across the world. But many educational programs are utilizing desktop 3D printers, which is a great introduction to the technology, yet is limited for more industrial endeavors.
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Higher educational establishments such as Michigan Tech (who taught students how to build and use their own Delta 3D printer) and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (who constructed a multimillion dollar 3D printing center) have made 3D printing a major focus within certain programs.…

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