3D Printing Unleashes Creativity at UMN’s Toy Product Design Class Hosted by MIT Alumnus Barry Kudrowitz

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Every year, the Toy Product Design class at the University of Minnesota, taught by MIT alumnus and inventor Barry Kudrowitz, hosts an event called Playsentations. The Playsentations are a set of presentations that combine theatrical and live demonstrations of toys created by students at the Unive … [Read more...]

The Winners of the 10th Annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Contest

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The wait is over! Stratasys has announced the winners of the 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The panel of judges, all industry experts, had a difficult task choosing the top three winners from among the 10 finalists in each category. Thank you to all of the instructors and studen … [Read more...]

Top 10 Finalists for the Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge Announced

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The 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, from Stratasys, has named the top 10 finalists in each of its three categories: Art & Architecture, Middle & High School Engineering and College Engineering. An additional person was named the winner for the bonus category, Extreme Sports. … [Read more...]

Jetsons Style Car Built Using Stratasys 3D Printed Parts Competes in World Solar Challenge

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On Oct. 6, 2013, teams from all over the world flocked to Darwin, Australia, for the start of a cross-country race. This is more than simply an event to test driving skills as they race across one of the world’s harshest continents. This race put 43 teams from 24 different countries up against each … [Read more...]

The 10th Annual Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge is On!

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Have you ever looked at a gadget and thought that a few tweaks could improve it? Wanted to customize an ordinary object to make it something extraordinary? Do you have a design itch that needs scratching? Here’s your chance to turn those ideas into reality!  Because the Stratasys Extreme Redesign … [Read more...]

Stratasys Receives STARBASE Minnesota’s Giving Wings to Dreams Award

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After donating more than 700 hours and $30,000 in materials and 3D printing time to build the newest addition to the STARBASE facility in St. Paul, Minn., Stratasys was honored Thursday, July 18, with STARBASE’s annual Giving Wings to Dreams Award. This award is given to community partners who go ab … [Read more...]

3D Printing Advances Design Education At SCAD

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SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design, prides itself on being “The University for Creative Careers.” It seems to be living up to that mission, as it is ranked as one of the best in the United States by DesignIntelligence. The goal of the university is to produce productive, high-quality desig … [Read more...]

3D Printed Device Wins Praise For Robotics Team

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When it comes to getting kids involved with engineering at a young age, the FIRST Robotics Competition is unmatched. I attended this year’s Minnesota regional competition, where I learned that the number of high school robotics teams has now surpassed the number of high school boys’ hockey teams in … [Read more...]

4D Printing: Self-Assembling Parts in Action at TED2013

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Back in February, we brought you a summary of Skylar Tibbits’ groundbreaking TED2013 presentation on 4D printing. Now you can watch Tibbits’ actual TED Talk, in which he describes the use of Stratasys Objet Connex 3D Printers to create self-assembling parts. This TED2013 presentation includes vision … [Read more...]

FDM Training Devices Save Money and Lead to Better Teaching

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Training those who will work with or maintain complex customized equipment (think military aircraft or large construction equipment) often means turning them loose on the real thing. But when the only purpose is to give the trainees a good sense of components’ location, look and feel, why tie up an … [Read more...]