Category Archives: 3D Printing Events

2018 Hackaday Prize design and 3D printing challenge kicks off

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.

LLNL & Girls Who Code team up to teach CAD and 3D printing skills to local students

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.

IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Report: Major 3D printing figures recognize achievements and look ahead

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.

IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Report: RESHAPE 2017 awards ceremony

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.

Worlds largest SLM 3D printing facility opens in Aachen, Germany

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.

Materialise & Wohlers Associates announce 3-day course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)

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.