2018 Hackaday Prize design and 3D printing challenge kicks off

Mar.14, 2018 - 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.' More

Additive Industries names top 6 finalists of 3D printing redesign challenge

Feb.15, 2018 - 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 each used metal 3D printing to redesign and improve an industrial part. More

NASA kicks off $2M 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Phase 3: On-Site Habitat Competition

Nov.8, 2017 - 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. More

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

Oct.17, 2017 - Girls Who Code is teaming up with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to teach local students (especially girls) the basics of 3D design, coding, and 3D printing. More

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

Oct.10, 2017 - This year's IN(3D)USTRY expo was an exciting opportunity to review some of the most recent 3D printing breakthroughs and see where manufacturing might be heading in the years to come. Each day had a theme: automotive/aerospace, retail/healthcare, and industrial/EU projects. More

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

Oct.7, 2017 - The awards for this year's Reshape 2017: Programmable Skins competition were announced at IN3DUSTRY 2017. After a fascinating roundtable on the future of consumer wearable tech, a team of Russian designers received the top prize for their adaptable spinal support system, GS3. More

Winning projects of 3D Pioneers Challenge 2017 include 3D printed skateboard parts, 3D printed drinks, more

Aug.3, 2017 - The 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 printed neck brace. More

Winners of Extreme Redesign 3D Print Challenge include bio-mimetic arm, modular cast, more

Jun.28, 2017 - This year's Extreme Redesign 3D Print Challenge prizes were recently awarded, in a collaboration between Stratasys and digital manufacturing hub GrabCAD. Over 900 submissions were judged, based on criteria including creativity and mechanical soundness of the project. More

World's largest SLM 3D printing facility opens in Aachen, Germany

Jun.15, 2017 - 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. More

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

Apr.19, 2017 - 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. More

Young makers showcase 3D printed inventions at Autodesk event

Apr.6, 2017 - Aged between 11 and 17, three gifted young 3D printing enthusiasts showed off their work at a recent event hosted by Autodesk. They are hoping to change the world with their ingenious inventions: a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter, a 'fidget toy' to keep the hands of ADHD sufferers busy, and a football-shaped device to get lifesaving masks to people trapped in burning buildings. More

Made In Space celebrates one year anniversary of Additive Manufacturing Facility aboard ISS

Apr.4, 2017 - On March 23rd, 2016, Made In Space officially launched the AMF, a zero-gravity, second-generation 3D printer, on the International Space Station. Now, the high-profile 3D printing innovators are looking back at their achievements over the past year, as well as the future of additive manufacturing in space. More

Centre Pompidou puts spotlight on 3D printed art in new 'Printing the World' exhibition

Mar.16, 2017 - In its 'Printing the World/Imprimer le Monde' exhibition, Paris' famous Centre Pompidou is showcasing some of the most seminal 3D printed artworks to date. The exhibition, which opened on March 15, will be running until June 19, 2017. More

World leaders to discuss 3D printing, changing tech landscape at World Economic Forum

Jan.12, 2017 - On January 17, political and business leaders from all over the world will come together in Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum. Under the theme "Responsive and Responsible Leadership," they will be talking about new disruptive technologies such as 3D printing. More

Barilla launches Smart Pasta contest: Win €1K by designing 3D printed pasta

Dec.15, 2016 - Italian food company Barilla and contest design company Desall have joined forces to run a contest for designing innovative 3D printed pasta shapes. Barilla previously developed a pasta 3D printer that was presented at CIBUS 2016, an international food exhibition. Buon appetito! More

Nufood is inviting you to take part in a 3D printed food tasting experience

Dec.7, 2016 - The people behind the nufood 3D printer have launched a Kickstarter campaign that is inviting you to take part in one of their many 3D printed food tasting experiences. The nufood eateries will be popping up in various European cities from February until April. More

Filabot CEO awarded 'Rising Star' and 'Best Small Business Award’ for 3D printing innovations

Nov.24, 2016 - Filabot CEO Tyler McNaney has just collected the Best Small Business Award from the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation, as well as the Rising Star award from Vermont Business Magazine. Filabot has been at the fore of eco-friendly and DIY recycled filaments since 2012. More

GE opens Lagos Garage, new home for Nigerian 3D printing innovation

Nov.23, 2016 - GE yesterday launched the 'Lagos Garage,' a new advanced manufacturing program in Lagos, Nigeria. The Garage will serve as a hub for manufacturing innovations such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining, encouraging entrepreneurship and the development of a skilled Nigerian workforce. More

Sweet-toothed shoppers rejoice: world's first 3D printed candy launches in UK

Nov.23, 2016 - German confection company Katjes launches the Katjes Magic Candy Factory, the world's first 3D printer for gummy candy, this week across UK shopping centres and online. More

The future of 3D printing? formnext 2016 showcases new tech from Nano Dimension, HP, others

Nov.15, 2016 - The annual formnext 3D printing trade show is taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany. At the event, visitors are being given a chance to see new additive manufacturing technology from industry giants like Nano Dimension, HP, Arcam, and 3D Systems. More

XYZprinting invites youngsters to try out 3D printing at this weekend's Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

Nov.3, 2016 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting has teamed up with bookstore Barnes & Noble for the second annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire, taking place November 5-6. XYZprinting will demonstrate its da Vinci Jr. 1.0w 3D printer at the nationwide in-store event. More

Explosion caused by 3D printer and hairspray kills teenage boy

Nov.3, 2016 - A British 17-year-old named Tom Taylor was killed in an explosion after using hairspray to make objects stick to the bed of his 3D printer. An inquest found that the hairspray had left a cloud of propane in the air, which was then ignited by a spark from either the 3D printer or a power outlet. More

NASA challenges students to design 3D printable medical tools for astronauts going to Mars

Oct.28, 2016 - NASA's Future Engineers program has just launched its fifth space innovation challenge: the Mars Medical Challenge. The challenge is asking students K-12 to come up with 3D designs for a medical or dental tool that could be used by astronauts on missions to Mars. More

Students get chance to 3D print items in space via new 'Print the Future' competition

Oct.12, 2016 - The Kepler Space Institute and Enterprise In Space (EIS) have partnered with Made In Space (MIS), Sketchfab, 3D Hubs, and Prairie Nanotechnology to launch the 'Print the Future' competition. Winners will have their 3D printed NewSpace experiment printed on the International Space Station (ISS). More

Phase 2 of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge launches with $1.1M in prize money

Oct.7, 2016 - The second phase of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge has just been launched, with a 1.1 million dollar prize money pool made available for those entries that develop viable techniques for the 3D printing of habitats using recyclable and locally available materials. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's review: The TCT Show 2016 (w/video)

Oct.3, 2016 - On 28 and 29 September, the 2016 TCT Show + Personalize was held in Birmingham in the UK. TCT very successfully brings together both industrial and consumer 3D printing. More

Barnes & Noble to host second annual Mini Maker Faire at stores nationwide in November

Sep.16, 2016 - In the weekend of 5 and 6 November, Barnes & Noble will host the second annual Mini Maker Faire in stores nationwide, through a renewed collaboration with Make. More

AMT teams with EOS to showcase additive bionic human at IMTS 2016

Sep.13, 2016 - AMT's Emerging Technology Center is again a must-see at the ongoing IMTS 2016. The organization is showcasing an additive bionic human that explains 3D printed implant development, two 3D printed cars by ORNL, and the groundbreaking AMIE energy platform for 3D printed homes. More

Rinkak launches 3D design and 3D printing competition for PC air vent with ¥1,000,000 in prizes

Aug.23, 2016 - Japanese 3D printing marketplace Rinkak and LEVEL infinity have launched an international 3D design and 3D printing competition that challenges makers to design a custom 3D printable air vent for LEVEL infinity's customizable gaming PC. More

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara launch contest to 3D print design aboard ISS

Jul.26, 2016 - Electronics distributor Mouser Electronics has teamed up with engineer Grant Imahara, whom you might recognize from MythBusters, and retired Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who served as commander for the International Space Station to launch a brand new ISS 3D design challenge. More

Lend a helping hand for e-NABLE & Pinshape's Within Reach 3D design challenge

Jul.12, 2016 - Pinshape, in collaboration with MatterHackers and Enabling the Future, have launched the Within Reach 3D Design Challenge to inspire makers from all over the world to design and create assistive devices for people suffering from limited hand or finger use. The maker contest is running until Sept. 6, 2016. More

HP to take center stage as Barcelona hosts its first industrial 3D printing congress

Jun.16, 2016 - From 21-23 June, a new trade show called 'In(3D)ustry: From Needs to Solutions' will take place in Barcelona, Spain. The show has been co-founded by HP, which recently entered the 3D printing world with its Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

UReal 3D Shanghai becomes Disney's first Chinese 3D printing partner

Jun.16, 2016 - UReal 3D Shanghai has partnered with the recently opened Shanghai Disneyland, effectively making it Disney's first Chinese 3D printing partner. As part of the partnership UReal 3D Shanghai will offer 3D printing products as well integrated solutions. More

UK government invests £4.5 million in 3D printing funding competition

May.12, 2016 - The UK government is launching a funding competition to promote development in the fields of additive manufacturing and connected digital manufacturing. The competition, part of Innovate UK, is offering up to £4.5 million in funding to businesses with both novel and applicable 3D printing business proposals. More

NASA asks students to design 3D printed expandable objects with 'Think Outside the Box' challenge

Apr.18, 2016 - NASA is reaching out to young makes across the US to take part in its Future Engineers 'Think Outside the Box' challenge. The challenge is an effort to get students to innovative and design a 3D printable expandable object, which could potentially be used by astronauts in space. More

Winner of Make the Unmakeable 3D printing challenge donates grand prize 3D printer to UC Berkeley

Apr.15, 2016 - UC Berkeley graduate Casey Rogers has been named champion of FATHOM and GrabCAD's 'Make the Unmakeable' 3D printing challenge, and has decided to donate his Stratasys uPrint SE 3D printer to fellow students at the Berkeley 3D Modeling Club. More

Local Motors and Airbus Group launch global co-creation Cargo Drone Challenge

Apr.13, 2016 - Local Motors, the Arizona-based car manufacturing company that brought us the world's first 3D printed car, recently announced that it has partnered with Airbus Group, one of the world's leaders in aeronautics and space services to launch a worldwide co-creation challenge aimed at advancing the development of commercial drones. More

NASA needs your help to design their In-Space Manufacturing logo

Apr.6, 2016 - NASA, in partnership with Freelancer.com, has reached out to graphic designers from across the globe to design an official logo for their In-Space Manufacturing (ISM) project. The winner of the logo design contest will be awarded $300. More

NASA and Star Trek launch Replicator Challenge to get kids thinking about 3D printing in space

Feb.17, 2016 - For the third Future Engineers project to get kids interested in space, design and STEM, NASA teamed up with Star Trek and calls on kids of all ages to design useful tools that can be 3D printed in space and will help astronauts eat nutritious meals. More

Open RC contest invites makers to 3D print the perfect RC car accessory

Feb.1, 2016 - Open RC has partnered with Canadian 3D printing firm Pinshape and the Swedish ZYYX+ 3D Printers to host the inaugural Open RC Accessory Design Contest. The contest encourages makers to produce 3D printed spoilers, tires, and other components which will fit into the Open RC design. More

Parrot and MyMiniFactory challenge designers to create 3D printable drone accessories

Jan.26, 2016 - MyMiniFactory and drone manufacturer Parrot is inviting talented 3D designers to create unique, functional, and exciting accessories or add-ons for the range of Parrot drones. Winners will receive up to $2,000 in Parrot prizes, and the chance to have their product sold in the official Parrot Store. More

3D printing design exhibition coming soon to Paris

Jan.17, 2016 - The Center for Design in Paris (Lieu du Design) will be opening a special exhibition dedicated entirely to 3D printing technology this spring. Titled '3D Printing, the Factory of the Future" the exhibition will be the first in France wholly devoted to exploring the potential new uses and economic opportunities offered by 3D printing technology. More

Autodesk and GE FirstBuild challenge makers to create home coffee roasting systems

Dec.3, 2015 - GE's FirstBuild initiative, along with Autodesk and Sweet Maria's coffee company recently challenged the maker community to create a simple way to roast fresh coffee beans at home using a home oven. More

3D printing pioneer Joris Laarman opens first major solo show at Groninger Museum

Nov.28, 2015 - Creator of the MX3D metal 3D printer and one of the most prominent and influential 3D printing artists Joris Laarman this week opened his first ever major solo show at the Groninger Museum. More

Free online beginners course on 3D bioprinting kicks off at University of Wollongong

Nov.25, 2015 - As much of 3D bioprinting technology is shrouded in mystery for regular people, the University of Wollongong in Australia has organized a free online course taught by professor Gordon Wallace that will discuss all basic principles surrounding this revolutionary medical innovation. More

Make it Light competition encourages makers to design ultra-light 3D printed telescope

Oct.30, 2015 - Thales Alenia Space, Poly-Shape, and AltairEuropean have joined forces to run a contest called 'Make it Light'. The competition challenges entrants to design and produce an ultra-light structure to be made into a 3D printed prototype and used in a Thales Alenia Space telescope. More

Neomek hold Halloween competition and share files for 3D printable pumpkins

Oct.28, 2015 - Neomek, a North American rapid prototyping and 3D scanning company, are running a Halloween competition, in which entrants can guess the number of seeds in a 3D-scanned pumpkin to win a drone. They have also shared files for 3D printing your own replica pumpkins. More

Singapore Int'l 3D Printing Competition announces 2016 Theme: 3D printed Eyewear and Shoes

Oct.27, 2015 - The Singapore Centre for 3D Printing has announced that the theme for the 2016 Singapore International 3D Printing Competition (with its grand prize of $10,000 SGD) will be Eyewear and Shoes, challenging participants to design entirely 3D printable wearable pieces. More

NASA announces winners for 3D printed Space Container Challenge

Oct.10, 2015 - Back in May, NASA challenged students from Kindergarten to 12th grade to design and submit their own 3D-printed space containers. Now, the winners of that competition have been announced and the winning designs showcased online. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's review: The TCT Show 2015 (w/videos)

Oct.5, 2015 - On 30 September and 1st October 2015, the TCT Show was held in Birmingham, UK. Now in its 20th year, TCT once again demonstrated the incredible depth and breadth of 3D printing innovation and application. More

Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge helps bring 3D printed assistive devices to veterans

Jul.29, 2015 - The VA Innovation Creation Series Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge was established for the public to contribute towards designing devices and solutions using 3D printing for improving the quality of life and care of military veterans within the community. More

UIST 2015 Student Innovation Contest call for participation, focus on 3D printable Animatronics

Jul.22, 2015 - The registration for the seventh annual UIST student innovation contest is now open. All students are invited to participate and develop their own Animatronic solution, which can be fully 3D printed. More

Upcoming livestream teaches you how to build a 3D printed electric longboard

Jul.22, 2015 - On Saturday, August 1st, a team from Faraday Motion will be livestreaming an event where they will demonstrate to viewers how to 3D print and build one of their open source electric skateboards from scratch in just 2 hours. More

Fandango is giving away MakerBot 3D Printers for Terminator Genisys Premier

Jun.24, 2015 - Leading up to the release of the film on July 1st in the United States, Fandango, the US’s leading advanced ticket purchasing platform is teaming up with MakerBot for a slew of 3D printing-related giveaways that are geared at immersing fans in the film experience before the film is even released. More

Win a 3D printer for your school with the XYZprinting Facebook Video Contest

Jun.2, 2015 - Taiwanese 3D printer manufacturers XYZprinting has just launched a new Facebook video contest. Through this contest, fans have the opportunity to win one of their Da Vinci Jr. 3D printers for their school. More

100k Additive Manufacturing Startup Competition hosted by Youngstown Business Incubator & America Makes

Jun.2, 2015 - The Youngstown Business Incubator and America Makes (National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute) have partnered to launch AMPED, a $100k technology startup competition with a focus in additive manufacturing. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's report: The London 2015 3D Printshow (w/videos)

May.25, 2015 - The 21st to 23rd of May 2015 saw the fourth London outing of the ever-popular 3D Printshow. Spread over two floors in the Old Trueman Brewery, the event was home to a wide range of 3D printers, 3D prints, and 3D design software. More

NASA to offer $2.5M for designs for a 3d printed deep space exploration habitat

May.17, 2015 - NASA, along with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (AKA America Makes), have announced that they are offering $2.25 million in prizes for those who enter the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge... More

3D printing makes a splash at the 2015 White House Science Fair

Mar.23, 2015 - Today, President Obama is hosting his 5th annual White House Science Fair and along with seeing first-hand some of the best projects over the past year, will also be announcing that over $240 million in new private sector funding... More

Solidscape announces winners of 2015 Baselworld 3D printed jewellery design competition

Mar.23, 2015 - Solidscape, leading manufacturer of high precision 3D wax printers for the jewellery industry has just announced the winners of the fourth annual Baselworld Design Competition. More

YouMagine announces winners of 'Develop a New 3D Printing Technology Challenge'

Feb.15, 2015 - YouMagine has announced Laird Popkin with his “High Speed Large Format 3D Printing with Detail Finish” Idea and XYZAidan‘s Silicone 3D Printing Process as the winners of their “Develop a New 3D Printing Technology Challenge.” More

My Mini Factory announces the launch of their 3D Printing Academy in New York

Feb.13, 2015 - After successful inauguration in London earlier this year, My Mini Factory announces today the launch of The My Mini Factory Academy in New York City in April 2015. More

Future Engineers announces student winners of 3D printed space tool challenge

Feb.2, 2015 - To help spark some interest in tomorrow’s designers and engineers, students were asked to design a new space tool as a part of the Space Tool Challenge, the first in the series of Future Engineers 3D Printing challenges. More

RepRap Central invites makers to develop Fused Layer Manufacturing 3D printers

Jan.23, 2015 - The 2015 3D Printer Challenge is asking reprappers to create a “FLM” 3D printer, which stands for Fused Layer Manufacturing. And it is a 3D printer that 'will print a complete layer at a time'. More

Singapore Int'l 3D Printing Competitions 2015 launched with two categories: vintage toys and functional logo

Jan.23, 2015 - The Singapore’s very enjoyable International 3D Printing Competitions 2015 edition will feature two entirely different categories: vintage toys and functional logo. More

Winners of Makerbot Ghostly Vinyl 3D printing challenge announced

Jan.14, 2015 - The dust has settled, and the results are in. Out of hundreds of entries for the 2014 Makerbot Ghostly Vinyl Challenge, a winner has been selected: Oana Jones from New Zealand, for her entry the Hand Cranked Vinyl Player. More

Next pasta shapes? Barilla announces winners of its 3D Printed Pasta contest

Dec.23, 2014 - More than 530 international product designers from more than 20 countries took up the challenge. Yesterday Barilla announced the results from the "PrintEat" competition, which revealed three winners from a total of 216 submissions. More

Airwolf & RoboHand shatters Guinness Record with 201 3D printed prosthetics in 24 hours

Dec.17, 2014 - Print-A-Thon was a success: not only did they manage to set a new world record for the number of 3D printers active at the same time, but the gathered crowd even printed a very respectable 201 prosthetics throughout the day. More

Meet and ride with 3D printed car Strati at NAIAS 2015 in Detroit

Dec.11, 2014 - Attendees will be able to ride along in the world's first full-size, working 3-D-printed car, the Strati. This game-changing vehicle is the brainchild of Phoenix-based Local Motors. More

The winners of 'Print up your life! – How does 3D printing change our world?' announced

Dec.10, 2014 - The purmundus challenge 2014 presented its exciting final exhibition at EuroMold. This competition for 3D printing was organized in cooperation with the Demat GmbH and was open to designers and engineers. More

TechShop & Fujitsu launch TechShop Inside!, a mobile makerspace for students of all ages

Dec.8, 2014 - US company TechShop has announced a partnership with Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories of America to launch "TechShop Inside! — Powered by Fujitsu," a mobile makerspace for students of all ages. More

Scout Troops to make 3D printed prosthetic hands for syrian refugees

Dec.6, 2014 - But a number of scout troops from the Baltimore, Maryland area have taken up a whole new cause: 3D printed prosthetic assembly, in collaboration with E-Nable. More

$100k Additive Manufacturing Award recognizes the world’s best innovations in 3D printing

Nov.30, 2014 - The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and VDW,German Machine Tool Builders’ Association announced a partnership to present the International Additive Manufacturing Award annually, beginning in 2015. More

MakerBot Ghostly Vinyl Challenge

Nov.20, 2014 - This month, Ghostly has teamed with 3D printing company MakerBot for a special contest centered around turntables, vinyl collections, and 3D printers. Ghostly International and Makerbot invite designers to create unique objects. More

Kabuku launches 3D Printing Design Contest with total prize up to US$10,000

Nov.18, 2014 - Japanese 3D printing service Kabuku announces today the launch of a design contest with a total prize of $10,000. Kabuku launched "Rinkak" in Jan 2013, an online 3D printing marketplace. More

CGTrader partners with 3D Systems to launch 3D printed art challenge

Nov.17, 2014 - The community-based 3D model marketplace CGTrader and 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems have teamed up to launch 3D Systems Art Challenge. The challenge focuses on bring art closer to home. More

3D printer entrepreneurs shine at Richard Brandson’s Pitch to Rich Competition

Nov.17, 2014 - Chris Thorpe’s interesting I Can Make venture featured in the ‘start-up’ category, which consists of offering educational models that can teach the young and old all about desktop 3D printing principles. More

Enter Materialise’s Slot Car Races at EuroMold 2014 with your own 3D printed design

Nov.15, 2014 - Materialise is inviting everyone to enter the Slot Car Race at EuroMold 2014 with your own 3D Printed Slot Car, and join them in watching the race during the Materialise Evening Reception on Tuesday, November 25th. More

Local Motors ModMen Challenge to giving away 3D-printed cars to 12 gearheads

Nov.5, 2014 - Local Motors today announces the ModMen Challenge, a bold competition that asks the hot rod and motor vehicle aftermarket community to “hack up” and modify a 3D-printed vehicle. More

GE FirstBuild and Makerbot team up for a Icebox 'hacking' challenge

Nov.4, 2014 - GE FirstBuild has teamed up with Makerbot to launch a chilling challenge – a Icebox Challenge that encouraged engineers and homeowners to “hack” their refrigerators to create 3D printed custom accessories. More

White House Launches first-ever 3D printed Christmas ornament design contest

Oct.30, 2014 - This year, for the first time ever, the White House is inviting makers and innovators around the country to participate in the White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge. More

CGTrader & i.materialise roll out 3D-printed gift challenge to make X'mas shopping more special

Oct.13, 2014 - CGTrader has teamed up with the 3D printing company i.Materialise to launch the i.materialise Holiday Challenge to showcase the range of possibilities that 3D printing brings to Christmas shopping. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's report: The TCT Show 2014 (w/videos)

Oct.7, 2014 - From 30th September to 2nd October 2014, the TCT + Personalize Show was held in Birmingham, UK. All major 3D printer manufacturers were present, with the hardware on their stands ranging from consumer devices... More

The Polish 3D printing event ‘3D Show – Printer & Scanner 2014’ Announced

Sep.27, 2014 - In two months from now, the inaugural edition of a 3D printing event will be held in Warsaw, Poland, at the Warsaw University of Technology. The ‘3D Show – Printer & Scanner 2014’will open on the 21st of November. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's report: The London 2014 3D Printshow (w/videos)

Sep.15, 2014 - From 4th to 6th September, London played host to its third 3D Printshow. As in previous years, the event featured a wide range of hardware, plus a gallery of 3D printed art and fashion. More

3D Print Show London showcases advances in 3D printing (video)

Sep.5, 2014 - 3D Print Show that opened in London Thursday showcasing the many uses of 3D printing. British motor racing team, Strakka Racing showcased its ultra-cool World Endurance Championship Strakka DOME S103 LMP2 race car. More

MakerBot and NASA announce Thingiverse Mars Base Challenge winners

Aug.16, 2014 - MakerBot and JPL teamed up to challenge the 3D printing and design community to come up with designs for a Thingiverse Mars Base that could theoretically support human life on the Red Planet. More

Winners Of Virginia Tech 3D printed vehicle competition 2014

Jul.1, 2014 - In the Spring 2014 semester, Virginia Tech hosted a university-wide extracurricular competition that challenged students to design and fabricate fully 3D printed air and ground vehicles. More

Solid Concepts announces 3D printed skateboard deck design competition

May.20, 2014 - 3D printing service provider Solid Concepts announces a unique design challenge to 3D printing experts and enthusiasts alike. The challenge requires participants to design a deck for a skateboard. More

BeeVeryCreative launches 3D design contest, giving away three 3D printers

Apr.18, 2014 - BeeVeryCreative, the first Portuguese 3D printer manufacturer, is launching a worldwide 3D modelling challenge called “3D Print World Challenge – 3D modelling awesomeness for everyone, everywhere”. More

Local Motors launches Design Challenge for first 3D-printed car

Apr.15, 2014 - Local Motors announces the launch of the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, September 8-13, 2014. More

Paint your own Easter Egg in 3D and win a 3D print

Apr.14, 2014 - Folks at Sketchfab decided to celebrate this Easter by turning their web-based sculpting tool Sculptfab into a 3D Egg Painter app. And, they are also giving away 15 awesome 3D printed Easter eggs. More

Paris department store showcases 3D printers on every floor

Apr.5, 2014 - From April 3 to May 28, Paris department store Le BHV Marais will be transformed into a contemporary factory where customers can discover 3D printing on five floors of the store. More

LeTourneau University goes for 3D-printing Guinness world record

Apr.5, 2014 - On Friday LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas gathered 108 computers, 108 3-D printers, and 108 students, and tried to set a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of 3D printers operating simultaneously. More

Days of 3D Printing in Kielce, Poland

Apr.3, 2014 - On 28th & 29th of March the biggest 3D printing event in the Eastern Europe called "Dni Druku 3D” (Days of 3D Printing) took place in Kielce, Poland. More

Solidscape announces winners of 2014 Baselworld Design Competition

Mar.31, 2014 - Solidscape, manufacturer of high precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry, announced today the winners of the 2014 Baselworld Design Competition. More

Virginia Tech hosting student contest to design 3D printed aircraft, ground vehicles

Feb.28, 2014 - Virginia Tech College of Engineering will host a first-time university-wide competition for students to design on-demand, remote-controlled aircraft and ground vehicles that is able to be made almost entirely by 3D printing. More

3D printing 'Around the Table' in Silicon Valley

Feb.15, 2014 - An exhibit in the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University uses 3D printed objects designed by people in the community to discuss changes in agriculture and food in the Silicon Valley region. More

3D Printshow NY 2014: Objects you won't believe are 3D-printed (video)

Feb.14, 2014 - This week 58 vendors showcased their creations, ranging from art and human body part reproductions, to life-size Movie action costumes, helmets & figures, at the 3D Print Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. More

NAMC announces 2014 Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions

Feb.8, 2014 - The Nanyang Additive Manufacturing Centre (NAMC) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) now launches the 2014 Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions. More

MakerDays kicks off with global 3D printing assignment

Feb.5, 2014 - MakerDays, a new initiative from Eindhoven in The Netherlands, launched in 14 cities across the globe with a worldwide 3D printing assignment. More

White House hosting its first-ever Maker Faire later this year

Feb.4, 2014 - The White House announced its first-ever official Maker Faire, aiming to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers and commitments by leading organizations to help more students and entrepreneurs get involved in making things. More

Dutch Design Contest: design a new giveaway for Dutch government 

Jan.14, 2014 -  The Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Consulate General in New York are holding a Dutch Design Competition in partnership with Kikkerland Design Inc., Shapeways and MAD. More 

This week at CES 2014: 3D printing awesomeness (video) 

Jan.10, 2014 -  Five years ago, MakerBot was the only 3-D printing company at CES. This year, 3D printing has its own tech zone. There are 28 3D printing exhibitors at the show, up from just eight in 2013.  More 

Design 3D printable student room decorations and win a trip to New York 

Jan.9, 2014 -  Sculpteo has recently launched a contest targeted at students to create objects to redecorate their dorm room / studio. You and your team need to design a useful and/or decorative object for your student room. More 

CES 2014: what to expect from the 3D Printing Tech Zone 

Jan.2, 2014 -  This year 3D printing gets its own exhibit area - the 3D printing tech zone plus a 'Don't Believe the Hype? - 3D Printing Uncovered' conference track that will run at CES 2014. More 

NTU Singapore holds first 3D printing festival 

Dec.17, 2013 -  Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore on Tuesday showcased some fashion pieces at its first 3D printing festival. Fashion models strut out in unique outfits that were not created using the traditional needle and thread, but 3D printers. More 

Jet engine bracket from Indonesia wins GE's 3D Printing Design Challenge

Dec.11, 2013 -  GE today announced eight winners of its 3D Printing Design Quest, which challenged innovators to redesign loading brackets found on jet engines using 3D printing. More 

3D on D3: GE's first '3D Printing Day'

Nov.28, 2013 -   3D printing is changing the way GE works, and now GE is trying to give 3D printing its own holiday: 3D Printing Day. More

Makerbot launches 3D printed holiday ornaments challenge 

Nov.27, 2013 -  MakerBot is bringing together 3D printing and interior decorating and has launched a contest for designs of 3D-printed holiday ornaments. More 

Join GE's #3DPrintMyGift Challenge & design a special Sleigh for Santa

Nov.17, 2013 -   GE teams up with GrabCAD to present a fun contest '3DPrintMyGift Challenge' asking designers and engineers to help design a new sleigh for Santa, equipped with new technologies to aid him in his global travels. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt video report: 3D Printshow London 2013

Nov.11, 2013 -   Here is a video report by futurist Christopher Barnatt from 3D Printshow held in November 2013 in London. More

Bloomberg videos: 3D Print Show London 2013

Nov.8, 2013 -   London is hosting an international 3d print show - attracting the latest technology and innovation for the industry. Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote headed down to investigate how 3D printers intend to revolutionize your life. More

Android KitKat partners with Nestlé creating first ever 3D-printed chocolate show

Nov.7, 2013 -   Nestle commissioned 10 of South Africa's hottest creative talent to design original sculptures made entirely out of chocolate - 3D printed chocolate. More

Win an Ultimaker 3D printer with Christmas Design Contest 

Nov.4, 2013 -  The MyMiniFactory launches today Christmas design competition: the winner will receive an assembled Ultimaker worth £1,690. More 

DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design challenge - win £5,000 and a 3D printer

Oct.31, 2013 -   To celebrate the launch of DesignSpark Mechanical, RS Components and Allied Electronics are spurring engineers into creative combat with an invitation to pit their design skills against each other using DesignSpark Mechanical. More

London Science Museum: '3D: Printing the Future' 

Oct.10, 2013 -  The London Science Museum opens a new exhibit on Wednesday called '3D: Printing the Future.' It features over 600 printed objects from the industries of health care, art and even cycling. More 

Adafruit to host Google+ Hangouts on 'Make The World: Prosthetics' 

Oct.3, 2013 -  The folks at Adafruit are hosting 4 Google+ Hangouts 'Make The World: Prosthetics', a one month program on Google+ aimed at crowdsourcing the manufacturing and delivery of the Robohand prosthetic to people in need. More 

Staples 3D Printing Challenge 

Sep.28, 2013 -  CGTrader and Staples announced on Friday Staples 3D Printing Challenge, as the Office supply chain officially opened its 3D printing service in the Netherlands.  More 

3D Printshow to give free 3D printers to UK schools 

Sep.26, 2013 -  3D Printshow announces this week its 3D printing education programme for schools. The programme will give 3,000 students from across the country a hands-on experience with the technology.  More 

GE Global Research to host Google+ Hangout on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

Sep.25, 2013 -   GE Global Research will host a Google+ Hangout together with experts from industry and academia to discuss about the latest in advanced material applications and innovative design capabilities made possible by additive manufacturing. More

GE unveils 10 finalists for its Jet Engine Bracket Design Challenge

Sep.17, 2013 -   GE today unveiled ten Phase I finalists from its Jet Engine Bracket Design Quest challenge to redesign a jet engine bracket, make it lighter, and print it on a 3D printer. More

Results from 3D Printing survey 2013: adoption, 3D printers, 3D printing services 

Sep.17, 2013 -  Statistical Studies of Peer Production completed the second survey on the 3D printing community. This year they had 344 people respond to their survey (358 in 2012). In 2013 more people with Master Degrees participated the survey.More 

Immunization Beads wins top prize in "3D Printers for Peace" Contest 

Sep.6, 2013 -  A brightly colored innovation to help families and doctors keep track of childhood vaccine records in the developing world has won the 3D Printers for Peace Contest. More 

Ubisoft fans are invited to win 3D printed model of their 3D character creation

Sep.2, 2013 -   Global games giant Ubisoft announced it has partnered with new content studio Drifter to build a 3D character creator tool for its fans. More

MyMiniFactory launches design competition to win a UP! 3D printer 

Aug.29, 2013 -  iMakr, the UK's first 3D printer store, and the largest 3D printer store in the world, is challenging designers to create either a 3D Printable Chess set or a 3D Printable Pen.  More 

3D Printing Adventure in Albania (video) 

Aug.24, 2013 -  Andrew started his journey to bring 3D printing technology to undeveloped nations. His first destination is Berat, Albania. More 

Design Museum's 3D printing factory teaches how 3D printing works

Aug.11, 2013 -   London Design Museum's latest exhibition, "The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution" looks at what drives innovation and new manufacturing techniques. More

RepRap announcing AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute

Aug.8, 2013 -  Jordan Miller of RepRap announced today the launch of AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, which runs from August 1st-August 31st. More 

Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions 

Aug.3, 2013 -  The Nanyang Additive Manfacturing Centre (NAMC) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is organising the first of its kind, Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions. More 

Type A Machines at DEFCON: encrypted discount code 

Aug.2, 2013 -  At the DEFCON Hacking Conference, Type A Machines is offering $150 discount coupons on the Series 1 3D printer. More 

Design a 3D printed product to win a Solidoodle 3

Jul.31, 2013 -   To celebrate the launch of the Home Factory at this year's 100% Design, the UK's largest contemporary design event is offering 5 lucky creatives the chance to have their designs printed in 3D. More

3D Printing Competition: Win a brand-new 3D printer!

Jul.24, 2013 -  The upcoming 2013 IDSA conference will be launching a design contest - Design a 3D-printed car to launch down a ski-slope track at the conference. More

NAMII organizes 3D exhibit: A history of 3D printing 

Jul.19, 2013 -  NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has teamed with several organizers to create an extensive timeline exhibit of the history of 3D printing, in the McDonough Museum of Art. More 

Free workshop to teach parents 3D printing basics

Jul.12, 2013 -   Georgia-based Berry College's business school and 7Hills Makerspace are partnering to sponsor "Christmas in July: 3D Printer Basics for Parents." More

MUJI offering a chance to win a trip and 3D-printed family portrait 

Jul.10, 2013 -  MUJI announced that its USA branch will hold a global campaign for MUJI to GO, a category of MUJI products curated based on the concept of "Good Travels with Good Products".  More 

A visit to 3D Atelier in Netherlands 

Jul.9, 2013 -  Andrew is paying a visit to 3D Atelier in Arhhem. This workshop, 3D Atelier, had a bunch of really cool 3D printing going on. More 

Win a Cube 3D Printer in the "Summer Sunglass Design Challenge" 

Jul.8, 2013 -  Want to win a Cube 3D printer? Cubify launched its Summer Sunglass Design Challenge running all summer long from July 2, 2013 to August 31, 2013. More 

3D Printshow announces events in London, Paris and New York 

Jun.24, 2013 -  3D Printshow today announces three new events. 3D Printshow London 2013 will take place at The Business Design Centre, Islington across 7-9th November. More 

GE challenges makers to design jet engine parts, 3D print complex components 

Jun.11, 2013 -  GE today announced that it is launching two global additive manufacturing quests: a 3D Printing Design Quest for technologies used in healthcare and a 3D Printing Production Quest for an aircraft engine bracket. More 

Michigan Tech Launches 3D Printers for Peace Contest 

May.10, 2013 -  Michigan Technological University is inviting anyone who thinks they might know the answer to enter the first 3D Printers for Peace Contest. More 

Exploring digital fabrication at DesignX @ ICFF 2013 New York 

May.3, 2013 -  This month North America's premier showcase for contemporary design, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will add 3D printing and digital fabrication. More 

Solidscape Announces Winners of 2013 BASELWORLD Design Competition

May.1, 2013 -  Solidscape, Inc., the provider of high precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry, announced the winners of the 2013 BASELWORLD Design Competition.  More 

Open 3D printing furniture design competition - Hack a Tom Dixon product

Apr.21, 2013 -  Partnered with Stratasys, Dassault Systèmes and Sculpteo, Designer Tom Dixon has launched the first open design competition based on a modular concept at MOST in Milan during Design Week. More 

iMakr to sell CubeX Trio 3D printers, flagship store to open in two weeks

Apr.17, 2013 -   iMakr, billed as the world's largest 3D printing store will launch its grand opening in two weeks. iMakr aims at becoming the Flag Ship for the Maker Community in the UK. More

Midwest RepRap Festival video: What the RepRap project is all about 

Jan.9, 2013 -  To get more information on the opensource 3D printing movement, Gavilan Steinman traveled to Elkhart Indiana and interviewed core developers and users of the technology. More 

MakerBot announces Thingiverse Hack-A-Thon

Mar.26, 2013 -   To be able to bring in some developers that can create cool new apps, MakerBot is holding a Hack-A-Thon April 6 and 7th at its Brooklyn, N.Y., headquarters. More

World's Largest 3D Printing Store to open in London in April 

Mar.26, 2013 -  iMakr announced that it will open world's largest 3D Printing store in central London in April 2013. More 

LulzBot is giving away 8 3D printers to hackerspaces

Mar.23, 2013 -   Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of the LulzBot desktop 3D printer is giving away eight of their AO-100 printers to eight lucky hackerspaces around the world. More

Videos: Tumblr, Vimeo and Makerbot founders' Brilliant Brunch at SXSW 2013 

Mar.13, 2013 -  Jake Lodwick (Vimeo, Founder), Bre Pettis (Makerbot, Founder) sat down for brunch with Baratunde Thurston (The Onion) and David Karp (Tumblr) to talk innovation. More 

Winners announced for Makerbot Customizer Challenge

Mar.11, 2013 -   MakerBot's website, Thingiverse.com, announcd the winners of its Customizer Challenge. More

DIYRockets partners with Sunglass to launch 3D-printed rocket engine design competition

Mar.9, 2013 -  Open source commercial space company DIYROCKETS and 3D-modeling software company Sunglass have announced the world's first open source competition to create 3D printed rocket engines, through collaborative design. More 

Fun and interesting DIY 3D chocolate face adventure at FabCafe 

Feb.17, 2013 -  The concept behind the FabCafe 3D printed chocolates is not only for amusement, but also offer a unique experience for participants.  More 

What personal transportation will look like in 2040

Feb.16, 2013 -   MakerBot Industries partnered with GrabCAD to run a 3D Printer Challenge asking auto enthusiasts to design vehicles for the future. More

TCT Bright Minds UK programme to introduce 3D printing to 300 school students 

Feb.15, 2013 -  Up to 300 schoolchildren will have a their chance to get their hands on CAD and 3D Printing technologies at this year's TCT Show. More 

Join "Made In 3D" contest to win an iPad and a 3D print of your model

Feb.11, 2013 -   Dassault Systèmes and Sculpteo are teaming up to offer you a chance to win an iPad and a 3D Print of your Model. More

Valentine's 3D printing kissing booth

Feb.11, 2013 -   This Valentine's season, Hot Pop Factory is teaming up with Untitled & Co and Draft Print 3D to host the 3D Printing Kissing Booth. More

Enter Winter Fun with Kinect contest to win $1000 cash 

Feb.6, 2013 -  Artec, manufacturer of handheld professional 3D scanner, announces "Winter Fun with Kinect contest" inviting the Kinect owners around the world to create their own 3d models with their Artec Studio software. More 

Creature of Creation Opening Day: total 3D printing experience 

Feb.5, 2013 -  Creature of Creation Opening Day was a one-day show opened to 3D printing fans to experience 3D printing and its "customized life" concept.  More 

RapidPro 2013 Veldhoven Netherlands: 3D printing trade fair and conference

Feb.4, 2013 -   On Feb.26 and 27 the 3rd edition of Trade fair and conference RapidPro will take place at NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven from 9.00am-5.00pm in the Netherlands. More

Nokia 3D Printing Challenge – Share Your Design Idea For Lumia 820 Phone Case!

Jan.21, 2013 -   IdeasProject started a new challenge: 3D Printing - Share a cool design for a Nokia Lumia 820 mobile phone case. More

Join UP! Contest to win a 3D printer of your very own

Jan.8, 2013 -   Post an Instructable between January 7th and April 1st that shows off your skills as a maker for your chance win one of 10 UP! 3D Printers. More

3D printers to watch at CES 2013 

Jan.2, 2013 -  At CES 2013, at least eight companies are expected to showcase their 3D printers or 3D printing related product and services. More 

3DEA offering personalized 3D sex toy: Last day Dec.10

Dec.8, 2012 -   Companies are not only printing out prototypes sent by sex toy designers with desktop 3D printer, but also offering services to help you generate customized 3D sex toy. More

Join MendelMax photo contest to win store credit, grab-bag of parts

Dec.4, 2012 -   If you are a MendelMax 3D printer owner, you can now join the photo contest organized by Maker's Tool Works, Oklahoma City-based fabrication supply company. More

3ders.org at Euromold (6): EOS, Renishaw, voxeljet and ExOne 

Dec.2, 2012 -  EuroMold gives vendors a great chance showing off their latest technology and example prints. Today we focus on EOS, Renishaw, voxeljet and ExOne.More 

UK's £7 million competition aims to clean up additive manufacturing's dirty secrets

Dec.2, 2012 -   This competition aims to overcome some of these barriers – including the so-called dirty secrets' of additive manufacturing. More

3ders.org at Euromold (5): DIY 3D printers 

Dec.1, 2012 -  EuroMold 2012 exhibits the latest lnnovations in 3D printing and has high participation counts from professional exhibitors. But personal 3D printing has also come to EuroMold.  More 

3ders.org at EuroMold (3) - Cube shop and cafe 

Nov.28, 2012 -  When you walk into the Hall 11 at EuroMold, the first thing you would notice is the Cube shop and cafe. More 

Inhaler for Children with Asthma wins 3D Printing Event Challenge 2012

Oct.26, 2012 -   "Suppose you had a 3D printer at home. Design the first consumer product you would like to 3D print and use." This is the design brief of 3D Printing Event Challenge 2nd edition. More

3D Printshow in London, October 19th 2012 video

Oct.22, 2012 -   Watch below an interesting video report by futurist Christopher Barnatt from the 3D Printshow in London, October 19th 2012. More

UW WOOF wins the 3D4D Challenge 2012 

Oct.21, 2012 -  The UW WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators) team has won the 3D4D Challenge 2012. The announcement was revealed on Oct.19 during the VIP event at the 3D Printshow in London.More 

3D Print Show 2012 and 3D Printing Event 2012 are around

Oct.16, 2012 -   The 3D printshow takes place in London in the coming weekend and 3D Printing Event in Eindhoven next Tuesday. Both will present interactive experiences, seminars, and workshops for anyone initerested in 3D printing. More

Win a 2012 Ford Fiesta and your own 3D printed Fiesta model 

Oct.13, 2012 -  Ford Europe has partnered with PeerIndex, the London-based company who measures interactions across the web for better understanding your impact in social media, to launch a new campaign as part of a wide social push for Ford motors. More 

International Wohlers Conference in November will focus on metal 3D printing

Oct.8, 2012 -   The 14th Annual International Wohlers Conference will be held on Thursday Nov. 29 at EuroMold 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. More

Design a case for iPhone 5 with Tinkercad 

Oct.4, 2012 -  How to design an iPhone case in Tinkercad for 3D printing? The team at TinkerCad has made a handy tutorial video for you. More 

Recap of Maker Faire NYC 2012 

by Andre Tiemann | Oct.4, 2012 -  My Maker Faire NYC story begins with me stepping onto an overnight Greyhound bus from Toronto. More 

Richrap's "Maker Test" at TCT Liveshow 2012 

Sep.28, 2012 -  Richrap visited the TCT Liveshow at the NEC and made an interesting "Maker Test" report.More 

NAMII opens doors and what it means for Youngstown 

Sep.27, 2012 -  The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in Youngstown, Ohio, will open its doors today. NCDMM is hosting an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $70 million National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) facility.. More 

Over 75 Entries for 3D printing at Maker Faire New York 2012

Sep.27, 2012 -   This weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, attendees at World Maker Faire, at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, N.Y. will get a chance to feel the 3D printing enthusiasm. More

The launch Of GE Garages Making Things Competition, $20k award 

Sep.8, 2012 -  GE is partnering with STORY, a Chelsea based 2,000 sq ft retail space which operates with the "point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery, and sells things like a store", for its upcoming October issue: MAKING THINGS.More 

Fab 8 and new fab lab at Massey bring digital fabrication to New Zealand 

Jul.17, 2012 -  Massey University opens up new Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) providing students access to high tech tools. Meanwhile Massey University's College of Creative Arts and the Affect Research Centre, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Centre for Bits and Atoms, is hosting the seminar Fab 8 NZ in Wellington from August 22-28. More 

TCT Live 2012 AM & 3D Printing Conference Programme 

Jun.19, 2012 -  Rapid News Communications Group announced the conference programme of TCT Live 2012 AM & 3D Printing Conference. More 

Inprint 2013 launched focusing on industrial printing technologies

Jan.9, 2012 -   Inprint 2013, according to the organizers, will be the first worldwide event focusing on industrial printing technologies. More

3D printing/additive manufacturing conference in South Africa

May.21, 2012 -   The RAPDASA Conference organising committee is inviting interested parties to exhibit at the RAPDASA Conference which will be held at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge - Sun City during 31 Oct - 2 November 2012. More

$40k Desktop Factory Competition 

May.20, 2012 -  Inventables, the Kauffman Foundation and Maker Faire announced the launch of The Desktop Factory Competition - each team is required to design an open source machine capable of making plastic resin pellets fit for use in a low cost 3D printer. More 

3D Print Show London October 2012

May.5, 2012 -   On October 19~21, 2012, the world's first trade and consumer 3D Print Show will be hosted in London. The event will show the latest innovations in 3D printing and all of its applications in the consumer, fashion, home, music, education, transportation, architecture and medical industries. More

Join Volkswagen "Polo Principle" campaign to design your own Polo

Apr.6, 2012 -   Here is a campaign from Volkswagen, devised by DDB Denmark and Society 46, The Polo Principle campaign. The campaign is launched to demonstrate the principle on which Volkswagen build the Polo - through the the best technology and innovations. More

Model chess set with Tinkercad to win a Makerbot Replicator

Mar.20, 2012 -   If you can model all six characters in Tinkercad: pawn, king, queen, knight, bishop and rook then you are ready for a contest organized by Makerbot and Tinkercad. More

Win a ShapeOko CNC kit for 3D printing and CNC routing

Mar.16, 2012 -   If you place a 3D Printing or CNC Routing order with Ponoko between today and March 31, 2012 you will get a chance to win a ShapeOko kit worth $175 (without electronics). More

3D Printing/AM China 2012 Conference

Mar.15, 2012 -   China International 3D printing technology and application conference will be held during Mar.30~31, 2012 in Shanghai. More

EMS announced 3D Tech Days 10 City Tour

Mar.13, 2012 -   EMS, Inc, one of the premier provider of 3D printers and 3D scanner, announced its 3D Technology Days for 2012 which will be held in 10 cities as follows. More

Enter Absurd iPhone Accessory Design Contest to win a Makerbot Replicator 

Feb.27, 2012 -  Engineer vs Designer announced an "Absurd iPhone Accessory Design Contest" - to design the most absurd 3D-printable iPhone accessory and the grand prize is $1,749 2012 Makerbot Replicator.  More 

Designers are invited to submit entries for 3D Printing Fashion Show at RAPID 2012 

Feb.23, 2012 -  The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is seeking entries to the inaugural 3D Printing Fashion Show to be held during the RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition, May 22-25 in Atlanta. More 

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Two-day Synthetic Landscapes Workshop on designing and 3D printing at Objet Headquarters in Billerica

Feb.23, 2012 -   Objet Ltd., the 3D printers manufacturer announced that it will be hosting a 48 hour workshop for Architecture professors and students at this year's ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of America) 100th Annual Meeting, which will take place March 1-3, in Boston, MA. More

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Get 3D printer in the hands of kids

Feb.17, 2012 -   This year Lego World 2012 invited 3D printing specialist Objet Ltd to demonstrate how 3D technology is used in the design stage of LEGO products to create prototypes and how 3D printer prints prototype Lego Minifigures and Lego bricks.  More

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Enter "make it real challenge" now to win an Objet30 Desktop 3D printer 

Feb.15, 2012 -  Instructables users newton.95.dan just uploaded his first instructable - how to make an iPhone 4s Case using SolidWorks for 3D printer. More 

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rapidpro RapidPro expects to go international next year

Feb.3, 2012 -   RapidPro 2012, the second edition of this exhibition was held on 25 and 26 January and attracted 53 exhibitors, more than 2200 visitors to Koningshof in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. More

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RapidPro 2012 expects 2000 visitors 

Jan.7, 2012 -  RapidPro, the annual event for the total Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling chain, takes place on 25 and 26 January 2012 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. More 

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Cool Send to Print / Print to Send Event in London 

Jan.5, 2012 -  If you have a chance to be in London in January or February, it might be a good idea to visit the Aram Gallery, London for timely exhibition "Send to Print / Print to Send".  More 

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Reprap Build-Party in Cologne Germany in December 

RepRap.org is supporting a new build event which will be held in Cologne Germany in December. This reprap build workshop will build ten printers of the latest Prusa Iteration 2 variety. More 

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Euromold 2011 - a first peak(videos) 

Nov.30, 2011 -  3D Systems Corporation just launched its new ProJet 1000 personal 3D printer. To celebrate it, 3D Systems invites all attendees to its "Experience in 3D" display. More 

Join 2012 Google Model Your Town Competition to Win for Your Town      Nov.11, 2011

Google has just announced that the Google Model Your Town Competition is now opening. More 

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3d printer contestSustainable Technology Design Competition for 3-D Printers is Open      Nov.8, 2011

A Sustainable Technology Design Competition for Open Source 3-D Printers is now open to everyone. It is sponsored by QAS(Queen’s Applied Sustainability group) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. More 

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stratasys webinarMyth-Busting 3D Prototypes: Does High Resolution = High Accuracy?  Nov.5, 2011

Webinar: Listen as Bonnie Meyer, Senior Applications Engineer at Stratasys, discusses 3D printing and some of the myths about parts made using additive manufacturing systems.  More 

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Oct.28, 2011

3ders_3dprinting_event_eindhovenFirst 3D Printing Event in Eindhoven NL  

3D printing will change the world. Along with more material variations (including metals) and falling prices, 3D printing will cover more and more areas. It will affect the manufacturing industry, affect the way products are created and distributed, create new business models, but also in social and economic area. 

Rapid 2012

May 22-25, 2012 

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Georgia, US

The RAPID 2012 Conference is soliciting abstracts specific to the following session themes:

  • 3D Imaging 
  • Medical 3D Imaging
  • Consumer Products
  • Medical & Dental
  • Transportation
  • Printed Materials
  • Creative / Innovative
  • Casting
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Forensic Anthropology / Natural Science 

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