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Manufacturing the molecule: Carbon enables production for 3D Molecular Designs

A small University in Wisconsin isn’t necessarily where you would expect to find a state-of-the-art lab helping companies bring to market 3D-printed instructional kits for the biosciences, but that’s precisely the mission of the Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). As one of Carbon’s customers, MSOE enables its consortium of 45 members to share access to the university’s investments in the latest additive technologies and benefit from the RPC's expertise in prototyping and production. Member support defrays capital equipment costs and operational expenses, which in turn benefit MSOE’s students who also use the additive lab for design projects.

Braille Campus Map of Texas A&M University

3D print accessibility map for blind students at Texas A&M | Photo by Alexis WillOne of which is that there is news that a freshman engineering student there created a small 3D printed Braille map of the campus of Texas A&M to help the blind navigate through the campus. I thought it was brilliant. It is probably not that logical to think, but he got the idea because there was actually Braille on the building so that they can feel the sign and know that they are on the right location. It got him the idea that someone has to show them and orient them on campus to begin with. Perhaps there is a way to do that. He did a cool thing where he was using a picture of the map, eyeballing it and drawing buildings, and someone had helped him figure out that he can scan it and put it on Solid Works himself. There was actually an easier way, so there was this collaborative project.


Stratasys EMEA, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced that it has extended its UK reseller network with the appointment of Emco, a leading distributor of 3D printers and scanning products.

The Real Cutting Edge: Getting a Handle on Stone Age Tools with Stratasys 3D Printing

‘Stone hand-axe’ number 6: Bringing together technologies from the farthest ends of human tool-making. Photo credit: Moti FishbainStone-age hand-axes were a functional utility tool as well as prehistoric status symbol, demonstrating primeval man's ability to adapt, innovate and use technology to improve his lifestyle and long-term existence. Among the stone-age community dating back to the Paleolithic Period some 700,000 years ago, hand axes were a sign of success, extraordinary skill and man's ability to provide for his family.

think3D Creates 3D Printed Educational Tools to Help Visually Impaired Students

Unlike normal people who can see objects and learn, visually impaired people are heavily constrained in their learning process as touch is the only medium through which they can learn. Creating miniature objects to illustrate various concepts like light, sound is a prohibitively expensive proposition. But with the advent of 3D printing technology, this is going to change.

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