Spending on 3D printing will reach nearly $12 billion this year, up 19.9 percent over 2017, according to a new report from International Data Corp. The United States will lead spending as it accounts for about a third, $4.1 billion, of the total this year. Western Europe will follow with about $3.5 billion, and China will take the third spot as it spends $1.5 billion.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a desktop 3D printer that they say is up to 10 times faster than those currently commercially available.
The software can be used on consumer 3D printers and even a variety of large industrial-grade printers, and the algorithm can be integrated with printer firmware in the future.
The new site offers tools for users to meet other makers, learn about engineering disciplines, share projects or meet mentors among Cornell graduate students, alumni and professors.
3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting is launching a first of its kind: a fused filament fabrication 3D printer that offers full CMYK printing by incorporating inkjet printing into the build process.
East Grand School in Danforth, ME has received a $10,000 grant to integrate virtual reality (VR) into history, biology and other curricula.
In an effort to better prepare Central Valley students for university-level coursework, a program at the University of California, Merced is holding on-campus summer workshops for middle and high school students to gain hands-on training in STEM.
3Doodler recently received a coveted endorsement for one of its 3D printing pens from a major United Kingdom-based charity for people who are blind or have vision loss.
The DigiLab 3D45 offers remote build management, including network support, a 720p camera for monitoring the build, monitoring of multiple 3D printers and a cloud-based slicing tool.
More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education students participating in SkillsUSA.
The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.
At the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference this week, XYZprinting demoed a few 3D printers that can be used by individuals with varying 3D printing experience. In addition, the company made its Next Generation Science Standards-aligned STEAM curriculum widely available and kicked off a new educator ambassador program.