Category Archives: Education

learnbylayers partners with the National STEM Learning Centre to bring more 3D printing to schools

learnbylayers, a provider of 3D printing educational resources, has partnered with the National STEM Learning Centre based at the University of York in UK. As part of the partnership, the STEM Learning Centre will be running a free two day course this summer on “Using 3D printers creatively in KS3 and KS4,” preparing primary and secondary […]

learnbylayers partners with the National STEM Learning Centre to bring more 3D printing to schools

learnbylayers, a provider of 3D printing educational resources, has partnered with the National STEM Learning Centre based at the University of York in UK. As part of the partnership, the STEM Learning Centre will be running a free two day course this summer on “Using 3D printers creatively in KS3 and KS4,” preparing primary and secondary […]

Win a Lulzbot 3D printer with McGill University and MyMiniFactory

3D printable object sharing platform MyMiniFactory and student society MAMSS from Canada’s McGill University have announced a new 3D design challenge for university and college students. The first collaboration between MyMiniFactory and MAMSS the competition is sponsored by 3D printer manufacturer Aelph Objects. How to enter Participants must design an object that represents their university […]

UK’s first additive manufacturing apprenticeship launching this September

This September, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), based in the UK, will launch what are described as the UK’s first additive manufacturing apprenticeships, with the goal of addressing skills shortages within the industry. The MTC is an independent research and technology organisation, aiming to bridge the gap between academia and industry. It was founded in 2010 […]

BEEVERYCREATIVE, Siemens and CadFlow open i-Experience Centers 4.0 for next gen manufacturing

Portuguese 3D printing technology developer BEEVERYCREATIVE has joined with Siemens and 3D software company CadFlow to launch i-Experience Centers 4.0 across Portugal. The first of these centers, designed to boost a national commitment to Industry 4.0 technical developments, was inaugurated in Alfragide, 10km outside central Lisbon. Manuel Caldeira Cabral, the Portuguese Minister for Economic Affairs, Pedro Pires […]

Auburn University, NASA, EWI and ASTM establish National Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Worldwide technical standards organization ASTM International has selected three partners that it believes will help advance the current state of additive manufacturing. Proposals from North American engineering and technology firm EWI and an Auburn University-NASA collective were selected from dozens of other applications submitted in December 2017. Together, the partner organizations have now established the National […]

Manchester Metropolitan unveils £6m 3D printing hub

Manchester Metropolitan University and Tatton Estate Management have revealed plans for a £6 million, 40,000 sq ft 3D printing facility in Cheshire’s Yarwood Heath Farm site.   An agreement to jointly develop the Cheshire 3D Print Hub, C3D, will be signed by both parties on Thursday, March 15. MMU’s expanding 3D Printing ambitions The hub […]

Help shape the future of additive manufacturing in the UK

At the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, Martin Dury, Learning Design Manager, and his team are working to address the manufacturing skills gap, encouraging UK businesses to be agile and adopt new technologies. Currently, Dury is mapping a number of Additive Manufacturing Competency Frameworks for all roles in AM. The frameworks are intended to define the skills, knowledge and […]

Manufacturing Technologies Association launches 2018 Technology Design and Innovation Challenge

The UK’s Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has launched their annual competition for D&T and engineering students. The 2018 Technology Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge is sponsored by Close Brothers, a UK merchant banking group. Based in London, the MTA is the UK’s trade association for companies in the manufacturing technology sector. The association’s flagship competition […]

3D printing in metal: an overview of additive manufacturing with metals

  Key to the ongoing growth of the 3D printing industry is a focus on upskilling and training. Educational initiatives are more frequently beginning in early education, as students gain access to technologies such as 3D printing in the course of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) curriculum focus. Training, however, does not end upon […]