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3D Printers In Space

ENTRY 7Sunnyvale, CAThursday, June 5, 2014

In almost every company I have visited in the last few years, every one that has a 3D printer tells me that they find unexpected and extraordinary uses for 3D printing. But they do not discover these “unexpected” uses until they have a…

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RedEye: Factory of the Future

ENTRY 18Eden Prairie, MNThursday, July 3, 2014

As we enter the RedEye headquarters in Eden Prairie, we are greeted with warm Minnesota friendliness by the receptionist, Melissa. Since we are early for our appointment, she invites us to look around at the cool displays that were 3D printed…

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Lessons From The Roadtrip: Update One

ENTRY 16Chicago, ILThursday, July 3, 2014

We’ve been on the road for about six weeks. We set out to get a pulse on all things 3D. A lofty goal, to be sure, and we are learning a lot. In a nutshell, we are getting a solid heartbeat.From consumers to business owners, people find 3D (sc…

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Free Apps Drive Chicago Artists To Create And Print In 3D

ENTRY 27Chicago, ILSunday, July 13, 2014

Chicago Artist, Adrian Stein, has this quote, author unknown, on his website and I found it provocative and representative of the passion and enthusiasm I’m finding across the USA.“Hearts are wild creatures; that’s why our ribs are cages.”Chi…

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Full Of Awesome - Detroit Public Library HYPE Makerspace

ENTRY 31Troy, MIFriday, July 18, 2014

During our week in Detroit, we paid a visit to the Detroit Public Library which is home to a teen/young adult focused makerspace. Steve Teeri, the library’s technology specialist, used the phrase that they try only to create courses…

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Design Better Portable Power – A Hybrid Generator

ENTRY 32Seattle, WASunday, July 20, 2014

As a startup, any prospective customer call is welcome. But when that call comes from NASA, asking if you can help them with a special project, well, that’s got to be a great day. Planetary Power, based in Redmond Washington, received that ca…

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3D Printing Playground At America Makes

ENTRY 34Youngstown , OHThursday, July 24, 2014

As you can see in one of the shirts -- America Makes, formerly the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), is a creative place. The t-shirt reads: America Makes: 3D Printing Playground. Each visit, each stop, h…

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Slideshow: Reality Computing in Pittsburgh

ENTRY 37Pittsburgh, PAMonday, July 28, 2014

On July 24th, Autodesk, the 3DRV and Alpha Labs Gear came together to host a Reality Computing Meet Up to showcase some of the latest cutting edge technologies that enable anyone to capture the world around them, modify it to c…

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Slideshow: 3DRV Hits Toledo, OH!

ENTRY 38Toledo, OHMonday, July 28, 2014

One of Autodesk’s customers, SSOE in Toledo, OH, was eager to have the 3DRV stop by for a visit. So much so, they wanted to host an event! SSOE employees, local engineers and members of the local BIM User Group, came out to learn more …

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10+ 3D Printing Resources

ENTRY 40Buffalo, NYWednesday, July 30, 2014

The 3D printing industry is developing at a cutting-edge rate. Hello. You knew that.If you rely on standard news sources for your information on 3D scanning, 3D design, and 3D printing, you will find yourself behind when it comes to knowing t…

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​America Makes Translates Into America Works

ENTRY 41Youngstown , OHFriday, August 1, 2014

Hanging out with “the interns” at America Makes in Youngstown a couple of weeks ago, I glimpsed a small view of the future. The leadership at the facility have a clear view of 3D technology and that’s part of their mission, for sure. But…

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Walking In Edison's Shoes

ENTRY 42Fairfield, CTFriday, August 1, 2014

Today we walked in Edison’s shoes, so to speak. We went to the GE Global Research Center in Schenectady, New York for a short visit to their 3D printing lab. As co-founder of GE, Edison's legacy and ideas permeate the atmosphere. The atm…

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Extreme 3D Machining: Shark Attack

ENTRY 44Waltham, MAFriday, August 8, 2014

Irritating a great white shark is a bad idea, but it can be survivable, if you have the right equipment. The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) known as the REMUS 100 lets you stay safe, while taking on the hazards of being in the water for …

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Artisans Asylum Bigger And Better Than Costco

ENTRY 45Somerville, MATuesday, August 12, 2014

If you will forget (and perhaps forgive) the bulk purchase, big consumer mindset of this comparison and just focus on the size of Costco, you will get my point. Makerspaces tend to be small. They tend to be concentrated, dense work areas. Art…

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The Mindset of the Future

ENTRY 47New York, NYFriday, August 22, 2014

New York City has many faces and it is home to some of the biggest names in maker companies – MakerBot Industries, Adafruit, and a company that I have wanted to visit for ages: Shapeways.As Blair Baumwell, Head of Communications at Shapeways,…

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3D Printing Lab At Ford

ENTRY 50Dearborn, MIFriday, August 29, 2014

For many people, 3D printing sounds like magic – pulling a part out of thin air. nd sometimes, it looks like it, too: Here's one of the team members, Eric Kouba, 3D Printing Supervisor, at the Ford 3D Printing Lab pulling a #3dprinted part ou…

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Smithsonian Institution - Seal Fossil

ENTRY 108Washington, DCWednesday, September 10, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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Smithsonian Institution - T.Rex

ENTRY 108Washington, DCWednesday, September 10, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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More Than Disney - Magic In The Orlando Maker Scene

ENTRY 59Orlando, FLFriday, September 26, 2014

At every 3DRV stop, people ask me "what's your favorite visit so far?"  I cannot answer. Literally. I just smile and look at them, then I explain that in every city, in every town, in every makerspace or big global company, the…

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3D Printed Earbuds From Normal

ENTRY 65New York, NYFriday, October 10, 2014

Normal, a startup, and the brainchild of Nikki Kaufman (a founding member of the crowd sourced product firm Quirky), is currently producing custom earphones. Normal is using the Stratasys Fortus 250mc printers and its own smartphone app to ma…

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3D Printing Dinosaur Bones- You Won't Believe This Man's Crazy Journey

ENTRY 108Washington, DCWednesday, November 5, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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GeekBeat TV Visit – 3D Technology On Steroids

ENTRY 82Dallas , TXFriday, November 7, 2014

You can’t walk into the GeekHouse without an immediate surge in energy, in enthusiasm, and in bandwidth. It may be possible that John Pozadzides (aka “John P”), Cali Lewis and the extraordinary team exude internet bandwidth, for one. As the r…

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Oak Ridge National Lab Creates Veterans 3D Training Program

ENTRY 87Oak Ridge, TNThursday, November 20, 2014

In my last post, I was perhaps a bit over-the-top about why I see manufacturing, and the 3D technologies behind its growth, as a big opportunity. We spent the better part of a day at Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL) and one thing stood out for …

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3D Printed Car In 47 Hours - History In The Making

ENTRY 88Oak Ridge, TNThursday, November 20, 2014

Local Motors is a new kind of automotive manufacturer. Their site states that they bring hardware innovations to market at an unprecedented speed by combining co-creation and micro-manufacturing. They also partnered with Oak Ridge National La…

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Having Fun With Modio And A Stratasys Mojo

ENTRY 89Orlando, FLThursday, November 20, 2014

With a Stratasys Mojo in the 3DRV, we sometimes have the chance to print fun stuff from our experiments with 3D models. A few weeks ago, while in Orlando, my son and I played around with the web-based Modio app. With Modio anybody c…

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Strong Robot Muscle and Smarter 3D Printing With Rise Robotics

ENTRY 93Somerville, MAThursday, November 20, 2014

One of the things that blows my mind about this new age of invention, this new industrial revolution that many call it – is how people change and adapt. It could be that technology has removed the barriers, or it could be that we are facing a…

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Bekka Stasny Awarded 3D Printer Grant For Electa Lee Students

ENTRY 94Bradenton, FLThursday, November 20, 2014

I have long believed that we could solve our energy crisis if we simply found a way to tap into the latent energy found in educators. If you are feeling down or tired, just hang out with a teacher and by osmosis, you will feel more upbeat and…

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3D Print A Holiday Ornament With Tinkercad At Shapeways

ENTRY 96Los Angeles, CAFriday, November 21, 2014

Savannah Peterson over at Shapeways just created a crafty, fun maker-type template in Tinkercad that makes creating a custom holiday ornament easy! Give it a try, and if you model one, upload it to Shapeways by December 5 you will get in time…

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3D Printing Hitting Mainstream: UPS, Staples, Microsoft, Home Depot

ENTRY 100Los Angeles, CAFriday, November 21, 2014

Dremel makes one of the coolest tools on the planet (the company name is synonymous with the rotary tool itself) and when they decided to introduce their own 3D printer – they launched where you might expect: Home Depot. Microsoft Stores sell…

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Your Brain Has Been 3D Printed

ENTRY 103Philadelphia, PAFriday, November 21, 2014

Well, maybe not your brain, but a brain. In all its glorious intricacy, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia created an exhibit with a 3D printed brain. When the family visited the Institute during a 3DRV stop, it was a must-see museum. It …

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