The 2015 Boston Printathon


In March 3D printers will be busy in Boston’s Brandeis University at the annual Printathon 3D Printing Competition. Of course, all entries must stick with the secret theme announced at the commencement of the event.

Materialise Course to Demonstrate How to Implement 3D Printing in Hospitals

Additive Manufacturing

Participants will collaborate with and learn about the future of 3D printing in hospitals from leading institutions including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital and The Ottawa Hospital.

3D Printing: Inside MIT

It’s almost impossible to discuss advances in 3D printing today, particularly in Boston, without mention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the school not only produces. Featured Stories 3D design course 3d printing course 3d printing courses 3d printing in education 3d printing interviews A.

JEC Americas 2014 in Partnership with CATIA – October 28, 29 in Boston

3D Perspectives

Dear CATIA Composites Lovers, JEC Americas 2014 will take place in October 28th & 29th in Boston, with the participation of CATIA from Dassault Systèmes.

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[Podcast] How the User Forum Changed the Course of SOLIDWORKS Software

The Solidworks Blog

As a result of this crowdsourced effort– long before that was even a known term–our passionate customers truly changed the future course of SOLIDWORKS software. I’m your host Cliff meddling in this episode is titled How the user forum change the course of solid works software.

Wyss Institute – Scaling Up Tissue Engineering

Additive Manufacturing

By pumping bone growth factors through the supporting vasculature lined with the same endothelial cells found in our blood vessels, the team induced cell development toward bone cells over the course of one month. by Wyss Institute, Harvard University.

Google Impact Challenge for Disabilities Awards $600k for Enable 3D Printed Hands

3D Printer

But of course with growth comes more demand. A Boston-based group using Enable designs is also in a fundraising campaign to buy 3D Printers for a volunteer center in Cambridge, MA and to provide materials and supplies to existing volunteers. Enable, whom we’ve written about before in this space, is a heartwarming group of over 5,000 volunteers who 3D Print prosthetic hands and arms for kids and adults at no charge.

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Onshape and Shapeways in a city near you

Shapeways Blog

Starting today, Shapeways will be doing a series of meetups and presentations in New York, Boston and Chicago. Shapeways + Onshape Boston – November 18 @ 6PM. We will provide snacks, booze, and of course, a showcase of our amazing 3D Printing materials. Whether you’re looking to learn about the powerful browser based CAD software to develop your products or samples of professional materials to print them in, you should come and learn.

WIT Develops Work-Ready Graduates With Certification in Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Can you share a brief overview of how you incorporate certification content into your course? WIT has created a dedicated course utilizing the Stratasys curriculum and materials for the purpose of providing education, training and certification to our students in the field of AM. We are currently building a dedicated Additive Manufacturing Center which is a perfect fit with the AM certification course.

New Balance Hits its Stride in Tech with 3D Printed Midsoles

3D Systems

You can get your own pair of these limited edition, state-of-the-art running shoes in Boston this April, and then later at select New Balance retail locations worldwide. Of course, this might just be the start of a larger trend towards 3D printed running shoes.

Polyamide 3D Printing at Its Best: Solving David Pitcher’s 3D-Printed Puzzles


Put an industrial designer with a thing for inventions in the active puzzle scene of Boston and you will get amazing designs! Of course, this was already in the works in Europe at the time, but it was the first example of a design I created from scratch.

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MySolidWorks – It’s all about you and SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Some of you may know Daniel as the SOLIDWORKS user group leader for north Boston: BANSWUGN. Kyle is also working towards his certification and uses the CSWP prep course on MySolidWorks to prepare for the CSWP exam.

Triton Dynamics: 3D Printed Swimming Flipper for Amputees

Shapeways Blog

And although Jones had taken some 3D design courses while at Northeastern University, his experience in the craft was limited, meaning he had a lot to learn when tackling the prototype of Triton Dynamics. Designing a prosthetic of any kind is far from an easy task.

Robots And 3D Printing

3D Printing Review

Of course, you knew that. I spent a couple of hours with Kyle Dell’Aquila at Rise Robotics in Somerville, MA (outside Boston) hearing about advances they are making in electromechanical linear actuators. The robots are coming. There is a fair amount of news recently about how robots can help healthcare workers with the Ebola virus, as well as with numerous other industries from manufacturing to the military.

Building A Hardware Startup Outside of a Major Tech Hub

3D Innovations

Silicon Valley, Boston, L.A.) This advice coming in can easily veer your startup off course and make your head spin. Perhaps you are neighbors with a local baker that excels at social media, and he/she is willing to give you a crash course on what you need to know to get started.

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Stratasys Introduces New 3D Printing Curriculum for Vocational, College and University Educators

Additive Manufacturing

Full-semester courses help prepare students worldwide for careers being transformed by 3D printing. The full-semester, 14-week course is aimed to help prepare secondary and post-secondary students worldwide for careers being transformed by 3D printing.

HP and Jabil: A 3D printing partnership to revolutionize…

Design 2 Part News

And, as a top Jabil executive told a crowd of over 80 industry analysts last week at the HP Industry Analyst Summit in Boston, they’re extremely excited to be among the first users of the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution , the world’s first production-ready 3D printing system. “We’ve I wanted the analysts who cover HP to hear his answers, of course, but I also want to share his enthusiasm with everyone who wasn’t in Boston.

Collaboration in SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

There are, of course, many other collaboration scenarios and workflows that we can discuss. He has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Boston University.

Engineering Gender Diversity through Internships

3D Perspectives

WPI offers a Discovering Majors & Careers course which allows all students to explore different types of engineering , and teams them with mentors working in the field. The conversation about gender in STEM careers is highly active.

Recently in…Solar Power

The Solidworks Blog

Late last month, solar-powered smart benches, called Soofas , were turned on in Boston, Massachusetts. If youre in the Boston area, Soofas are located in Titus Sparrow Park in the South End, the Boston Common, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

ASME’s AM3D Conference: Prominent Minds and Industry Leaders Coming Together

Additive Manufacturing

professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Penn State University and the co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D), to learn more about the upcoming AM3D conference in Boston in an exclusive AMazing® Q&A conversation.

How will Industry 4.0 impact U.S. manufacturing?

Design 2 Part News

By JLL Staff Reporter, Real Views. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is picking up steam in warehouse aisles and factory floors around the world. As advancing technology brings the manufacturing industry closer to the vision of a ‘smart factory,’ the future of U.S.

Ahoy! Captain SOLIDWORKS!

The Solidworks Blog

Plotting a Course From Drummer to Boat Captain . It was this lesson and the encouragement from one of his clients, Boston entrepreneur Jeet Singh, that led the boat captain to learn how to use SOLIDWORKS ®.

Designer Spotlight: Chandler Rowland

Shapeways Blog

I am located in Boston, Massachusetts currently, where I have lived for a few years. I learned the basics of 3D modeling in an animation course I audited in my last year of college. This week we are highlighting Chandler Rowland, designer behind the quirky shop Things You Want to Buy.

Drawingless or Paperless?

The Solidworks Blog

So, of course, we can print out our designs for different jobs if needed. With the launch of SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) 2015, I’ve heard lots of enthusiastic feedback from multiple job functions across the entire production cycle.

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Designer Spotlight: Dane Saunders

Shapeways Blog

Prior to that, I spent the better part of a decade working for Boston Dynamics as a designer, technician, and build manager, gleaming as much knowledge as I could from the plethora of robotics engineers that I worked with daily.

The Cube Tour Should be in DC Tomorrow

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

At Artists for Humanity, Boston And, of course, matching Cube & Shoes. As you will see as you follow this blog, I do not simply pass through press releases or piggy back on the work of others to fill content on my blogs.

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Stratasys Joins Delaware STEM Panel for Career Readiness

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Click here to get Stratasys’ free curriculum materials for a semester-long college course. And watch how the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston has adopted a Stratasys 3D Printing educational curriculum to help prepare students for the careers of today and tomorrow.

SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Series – Emily Reichert

The Solidworks Blog

Little, located in Boston, MA. In order to become an entrepreneur, you really have to take a lot of risks, of course there are exceptions, but generally speaking that is not how women are programmed. This month Emily Reichert, Ph.D. –

Whatever Happened to the “China Price”?

Design 2 Part News

Now, of course, it has—with occasional exceptions–been reversed. A new study of global manufacturing costs by The Boston Consulting Group finds that, just since 2004, China’s cost advantage over the U.S. Of course, such studies should always be taken with a grain of salt. By Jeff Moad, Manufacturing Leadership Community .

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SOLIDWORKS® gives HUDSON Boat Works competitive edge in the shop and on water

Javelin Tech Tips

based in Boston. It’s a not-for-profit program that makes rowing more accessible to people from all demographic backgrounds, especially the inner city youth of Boston. And, of course, there is the road to Rio – the 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil.

formnext Covers the Process Chain from a Product Idea Through to Production of the Final Product

Additive Manufacturing

Of course, we are delighted that renowned exhibitors have picked the formnext premiere to present their innovations. formnext powered by tct (Rapid New Publications Ltd.)

SOLIDWORKS and the Tucker Torpedo

The Solidworks Blog

On my way back from Boston recently I stopped by Bob Cuneo’s Chassis Dynamics shop in Oxford, CT to check on the progress of the Torpedo chassis. He’s been using SOLIDWORKS for a long time now in both his day job and of course working with Bob.

6 Best Publicly-Listed 3D Printing Companies

3D Printing Hub

According to the Boston Consulting Group, the 3D printing industry could explode to a $15 billion market value by 2020. Of course, these companies operate at a scale that will dwarf that desktop 3D printer you have in your garage. 3D printing might be a great hobby for desktop-scale creators, but let’s not forget that industrial-scale 3D printing has also been the foundation for a lot several successful businesses and corporations.

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EOS-New Balance Uses EOS Industrial 3D-Printing Technology to Additively Manufacture

Additive Manufacturing

Founded in 1908 and based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, New Balance has global sales over $2 billion. The in-shoe sensors show discrete pressure information over the course of the runner’s foot strike and how the runner’s foot interacts with the shoe.

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Special report: Automation puts jobs in peril

Design 2 Part News

Although they only perform 10% of tasks in manufacturing today, they will perform 25% by 2025, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group. The company already trains about 8,000 to 9,000 people annually through its own network of paid courses, but is running at 99% capacity. “We

Robotics, reshoring, and American jobs

Design 2 Part News

Boston Consulting Group foresees more large manufacturers boosting production for the American market by adding capacity in the U.S. By Charles Orlowek, The Hill. Good news?