Our reseller, 3d-Printing Solutions had an amazing opportunity to introduce 3D printing and 3D Systems at the NASA HCC Chancellor Symposium on Engineering.
Each year Stratasys sponsors an excellent competition between students to determine the most interesting and useful 3D printable designs. This year they’re launching the 2013 edition of the Extreme Redesign Challenge.
This year’s Extreme Redesign 3D printing Challenge applies the “extreme” label in a new way. It’s not just the redesigns but the potential winnings that are extreme.
While rapid prototyping of mechanical parts is still the mainstay of 3D printing, recent adoption of the technology by biomedical researchers has sparked interest in how additive manufacturing might be used in the future. Doug Hendrie at Gizmag recently profiled a new advancement
In my inaugural post for ENGINEERING.com, I referred to 3D printing as ”a more inclusive, accessible industrial tool for product development.” This was in relation to the original rapid prototyping technologies of the early 90s. The intervening years have seen costs come down in terms of price/performance ratios and developments with processing capabilities and materials that have opened up a whole raft of applications for industrial users.