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UGANDAN BOY IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT HIS 3D PRINTED TEAM UNLIMBITED E-NABLE ARM

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UGANDAN BOY IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT HIS 3D PRINTED TEAM UNLIMBITED E-NABLE ARM

Taken from 3DPrint.com by Bridget Butler Millsaps While we have the opportunity to follow some absolutely amazing stories here at 3DPrint.com, it’s hard to top the heartwarming feeling one gets just seeing the words e-NABLE. We always know something good is going to follow, and while there are certainly many individuals around the world undergoing many different challenges, seeing children living in impoverished areas regain functionality due to prosthetics is a positive all around, and something we never tire of hearing about. It’s obviously so fulfilling for these volunteers as a team around the world that they want to keep...

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How & Why 3D Printing Will Be Brought to America's Schools

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Taken from Product Design & Development by Jake Meister In the decades since it was unveiled, 3D printing and the technologies related to it have evolved immensely. Strides continue to be made with 3D printers, which makes using the technology more and more advantageous to a wide variety of people. Knowing this, a variety of groups are attempting to bring the technology to users of tomorrow: today’s kids. To discuss how 3D printing is being brought to the American youth and the impact that it will have, Product Design & Development held a question and answer session with John Hornick,...

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MAKERBOT TEAMS WITH FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY TO BRING AN INNOVATION CENTER TO THE SCHOOL

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MAKERBOT TEAMS WITH FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY TO BRING AN INNOVATION CENTER TO THE SCHOOL

Taken from 3DPrint.com by Hannah Rose Mendoza Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida announced a partnership with Makerbot to create a Rapid Application Development (RAD) Makerspace that will provide students and faculty with access to over 55Makerbot 3D printers and scanners. This facility will be the largest MakerBot innovation center in the nation with more MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and MakerBot digitizer desktop 3D scanners than any other American university.  Back in February, we reported on MakerBot’s announcement, to launch these innovation centers, featuring at least 30 3D printers in each. On August 16, Florida Polytechnic will host a grand...

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Smart Extruder+ Puts Makerbot’s Testing Prowess to the Test

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Smart Extruder+ Puts Makerbot’s Testing Prowess to the Test

Taken from RapidReady Posted by:Beth Stackpole A rigorous testing process and tight collaboration with parent company Stratasys are the linchpins in Makerbot’s strategy to shore up confidence in its newly-designed Smart Extruder+ product, a replacement for a component that was the source of customer backlash last year and the genesis for a major companyrestructuring. The Smart Extruder, announced with Makerbot’s 5th generation of printers back in 2014, was meant to be easy to use and allow users to swap out the part of a 3D printer that gets the most wear and tear. However, the component didn’t perform as expected, and...

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Students look to make a liver with a 3-D printer, help pandas Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article70129967.html#storylink=cpy

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Students look to make a liver with a 3-D printer, help pandas  Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article70129967.html#storylink=cpy

Taken From The Kansas City Star By Beth Lipoff Printing a human liver on a 3-D printer and using a robot to plant probiotic bamboo for pandas may sound futuristic, but for two groups of local students, both are goals for the future. Two Kansas groups — a team of fifth-graders from Rosehill Elementary School in Lenexa in Shawnee Mission and a team of third-graders from Cedar Hills Elementary in Overland Park in the Blue Valley district — have received an honorable mention in the national ExploraVision competition for projects based on these ideas. The competition, sponsored by Toshiba and...

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