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 product design, a redesign of an existing pr … [Read more...]

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 us … [Read more...]

Students’ 3D-Printed Remote Camera Works in Zero Gs

Raise your hand if any of your high school classes took place in zero gravity. Students at Cypress Woods High School have some of the coolest homework assignments I’ve ever seen. Through a program called HUNCH, NASA challenged them to design and build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) suitable for … [Read more...]

Extreme Redesign's '09 winner pursues engineering career

Recently, Jordan Berger, a New Paltz High School student and past winner of our Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, contacted us at Dimension. The 2009 victor is now applying at colleges, and requested that we print some of her winning designs for her visits to potential schools. Jordan wrote: … [Read more...]

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 and as always humorous. So, I gave the challenge to Mark, one of our FDM … [Read more...]

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.  It reminded me of the At-Ats (I always thought they were Ak-Aks until I just looked how t … [Read more...]

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 success engaging his students with an … [Read more...]

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 of our second largest system. The look of the system is quite … [Read more...]

Stratasys in the Office of the Future

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 iPod Touch which would take you from the CAD station to the drafting board and the … [Read more...]

Columbia University School of Architecture 3D Printing models

I visited the Architectural department at Columbia University and was able to see how they are using their Dimension 3D Printers. In the graduate department they have two uPrint 3D printers and they are using them to print all the student work. The students load their models in the printer and pay p … [Read more...]