Attention, makers: Hackaday has launched the 2018 edition of its Hackaday Prize, a competition that invites designers, engineers, and makers from all over the world to design and build innovative projects that “Build Hope.” The challenge encourages participants to use innovative technologies at their disposal such as 3D printing and electronics.
Additive Industries, a Dutch pioneer of metal 3D printing technologies, recently announced the top six finalists of its Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2018. The six finalists, selected from over 52 contestants, have each use…
NASA has kicked off the third phase of its 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, which encourages amateur inventors to come up with 3D printed solutions for human habitats on Mars. Phase 3, the On-Site Habitat Competition, has a $2 million prize purse.
As 3D design and additive manufacturing become an increasingly important aspect of most manufacturing-based industries, it is becoming more and more apparent that these subjects should be taught in schools, to give younger generations a leg-up for the future job market. For girls especially, learning about STEM subjects and making them accessible at a young age can help break down barriers they might feel of face later in their lives—when entering the still male-dominated technology sector, for instance.
This year’s IN(3D)USTRY expo in Barcelona, one of the world’s largest 3D printing conferences, had a schedule that was even more packed than that of the inaugural event in 2016. IN(3D)USTRY had invited speakers and exhibitors from every tier of the 3D printing eco-system, and the big hitters from the likes of Sony and Airbus rubbed shoulders with 3D printing start-ups, pioneering designers, and representatives of local technology initiatives.
One of the most eagerly anticipated events at this year’s IN3DUSTRY expo in Barcelona was the awards ceremony for the Reshape 2017 contest. Following on from Reshape 2014: ‘’Digital Craft’’ and Reshape 2016: ‘’Wearable Technology’’, the theme this year was ‘’Programmable Skins.’’ Entrants were tasked with the design of next-generation wearable technology, focusing on new materialities and interactive relations.
3DThe 3D Pioneers Challenge, an international competition for additive manufacturing technologies, has announced its winners. Winning projects include 3D printed skateboard trucks, a 3D printed stone replica of part of the Arch of Palmyra, and a 3D pri…
3D printing company Stratasys has announced the winners of the 2017 Extreme Redesign 3D Print Challenge. The company co-hosted the event with GrabCAD, a digital manufacturing hub that hosts an expansive online collaborative environment for designers, e…
The Aachen University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have opened the world’s largest selective laser melting (SLM) 3D printing facility, located in the new Digital Photonic Production industry building on the RWTH Aachen campus. Maybe it’s the Alps, maybe it’s the excellent beer, or perhaps it’s the world-class technology on offer.
3D printing software company Materialise and additive-focused consulting firm Wohlers Associates have announced a three-day course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), to be held at Materialise HQ in Leuven, Belgium. If you’re a company looking to get involved with additive manufacturing, buying a 3D printer is only half the trouble: you also have to learn how to use the thing. And as any 3D printing pro will tell you, that goes beyond reading the instruction manual. In fact, designing a product for 3D printing involves thinking about the object in a whole new way, taking into account crucial factors like its orientation, need for supports, density, and much more.