Extreme Redesign Top Ten Announced!

Congratulations to the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge 2013 Finalists! We’re proud to announce the finalists in the ninth annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The contest is a dare we issue to students worldwide: Submit an innovative new…

Students 3D Print a 2D Printer

In the University of Virginia’s rapid prototyping lab, students’ ideas become real, smart machines. UVA’s mechanical and aerospace engineering program embraces mechatronics, which combines mechanical, electronic, computer, software and control engineering with systems-design engineering to create useful products. In…

3D Printing on the Colbert Report

In a recent episode of the Colbert Report, Steven Colbert showcased a fused deposition modeling (FDM) type 3D Printer and challenged viewers to take a 3D file of his scanned head and do something with it. It was a good episode…

3D Printing at 2011 Skills Ontario

One of the cooler 3D printed models I have seen in action in quite a while.  I saw this crawler in action at the 2011 Skills Ontario event.  This was a 3D creation of a first-year student from Niagara College. …

Revving Up 3D Design Programs

A little friendly competition can go a long way – especially when it comes to getting kids excited about gaining some real-life engineering experience. David Manning, professor at Utah Valley University’s Engineering Graphics & Design Technology, has found great…

Coolest 3D Model I Have Seen Yet!

Well, I have been blown away once again by Stratasys’ Fused Deposition Modeling technology. I finally saw the full sized 3D printed model of the Fortus 400mc which was printed by a Fortus 900mc 3D Production System. Yup, a full-size model…

I attended SolidWorks World in San Antonio and saw the CAD offce of the future. The chair in the office did not touch the ground and was attached to what looked like a giant CNC router. The router was controlled by an…