Category Archives: Education

Autodesk opens multi million pound UK advanced manufacturing facility

Millions of pounds have been contributed to establish an Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) in the city of Birmingham in the UK. The AMF is Autodesk’s sixth technology center in the world, joining the likes of Australia’s Materials Lab, and the Pier 9 workshop in California. It is equipped with all the latest automated manufacturing technologies, […]

MTC calls for contributions to stem additive manufacturing skills shortage

The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Established as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) in 2010, the centre is the product of a collaboration between Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI. The centre’s privileged position in the market and well-cultivated contact […]

GE launches Additive Education Program 2018 with Ultimaker as new sponsor

GE is now accepting 2018 applications for its GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The program, now in its second year, will see GE investing a total of $10 million over five years in delivering polymer 3D printers to schools, and metal 3D printers to colleges and universities around the world. The 2018 AEP has also […]

The state of 3D printing in schools, 3D Printing Industry BETT 2018 report

The news is often dominated by 3D printing’s role as a “disruptive” technology and its future in Industry 4.0. Beyond the buzzwords, however, is the reality of an additive manufacturing skills gap, and the need for a future workforce with some 3D printing already under its belt. 3D Printing Industry went to the BETT show […]

Forecast says Asia Pacific to spend $3.6 billion on 3D printing in next 3 years

The market for additive manufacturing is growing. As we saw earlier this month, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has updated its Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide, predicting that the market-wide spending for 3D printing this year will rise to $12 billion around the world. To give further insight, the IDC has now released a […]

Manufacturing Technologies Association supports UK Year of Engineering

In the UK, 2018 is the Year of Engineering. Launched by HM Government and the UK Space Agency, the initiative has been introduced to address the national engineering skills gap and encourage more young people to join the profession. Relying on collaboration with industry, the Year of Engineering has now won the support of the UK’s Manufacturing […]

PrintLab encourages humanities 3D printing with new Classroom portal

PrintLab International, a 3D printing reseller and distributor based in the UK, has launched PrintLab Classroom, an online portal featuring 3D printing creative projects, workbooks, tutorials and teacher training guides.  With the platform, the company aims to help “prepare the next generation” for their future careers and provide teachers with “engaging” content for use in the […]

Imperial 3D printing report calls for bridge between science and engineering

A report from the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) at Imperial College London details a vision for the future of additive manufacturing. The briefing, launched at Imperial’s new White City campus, notes that 3D printing requires advances in software, machines, automation and standards for wider adoption. A key driver of these innovations, as suggested by […]

Project Magnify’s Hansub Kim on using 3D printing to bring STEAM to high schools

A group of high school students in Los Angeles have launched a project to engage pupils in STEAM/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects. using a combination of 3D printing, open-source robotics and programming. The non-profit initiative, called Project Magnify, is run by eight core members and a team of volunteers. They hold classes […]

New home of Dr. Dre university school to include 3D printing and scanning

Iovine and Young Hall is the new home for the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, a new institute at the University of Southern California (USC). The facility, Supported by music producer Jimmy Iovine and rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre (Andre Young), is now under construction following a […]