Category Archives: Education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]