The 3D Printing Store Expands into Utah and Iowa

3D Printing Business 3d printed Tortoise shell 3d printing store colorado iowa retail store The 3D Printing Store utahEver since Canyon Critters Rescue helped a tortoise named Cleopatra overcome metabolic bone disease on her shell with a 3D printed protective sheath, the main office of The 3D Printing Store in Denver has... View the entire article via our website.

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Iowa State University Attains 3D Systems ProX 300 3D Printer Amidst Statewide Campus Tech Growth

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3d printed human organs that generate electricity for medical implants from Uni of Iowa

DIY 3D Printing

Bioprinting is advancing rapidly, with many obstacles ahead, but at University of Iowa they are already planing to make "enhanced" 3d printed "superorgans" which also produce electricity that could be used for implanted (medical) devices. Here is interview with Dr. Ibrahim Ozbolat, co-director of the University of Iowa''s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group.

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Vincent the Cat Gets New Legs Thanks to Iowa State University and BioMedtrix

3D Printing Health 3D Printing BioMedtrix Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh Iowa State University prosthetics veterinary prosthetics Vincent the catFor animals with missing limbs, the future used to be pretty bleak, particularly for strays and shelter animals. It’s heartbreaking to think about, but many shelters don’t have the. View the entire article via our website.

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Ames Laboratory Researchers Use 3D Printed Manifold in Advanced Magnetocaloric Cooling System

The Ames Laboratory, a national laboratory with the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science and operated by Iowa State University, works to solve our world’s pressing issues. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D printing cooling devices Ames Laboratory CaloriCool CaloriSMART Department of Energy DOE Iowa State University magnetic Manifold neodymium magnets

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Advancing Tissue Engineering: The State of 3D Bioprinting

3D Printing 3d bioprinting 3d printed organs 3d printed tissue bioprinting tisue engineering University of Iowa Research on various aspects of bioprinting is being conducted at numerous facilities throughout the world. Every part of the globe has begun to provide progressive steps for developing specific aspects of the bioprinting process.... ... View the entire article via our website.

ISU Students 3D Print Intake, Dashboard, Heel Cups for This Year’s SAE Racecar—the CR-21

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Ames Laboratory's Metal Powder Manufacturing Technology Opens Up New Material Possibilities for 3D Printing

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$3 Million Awarded to Collaborative Metal 3D Printing Research Team

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Nanoscribe's Photonic Professional GT 3D Printer Put to Use in Life Sciences Studies on 3D Printed Micro-Objects

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Ames Laboratory Develops One-Step 3D Printing Process to Create Customizable, Chemically Active Catalysts

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Designer Kurt Plagge Creates Unbelievably Complex 3D Printed Cubes With i.materialise

3D Design 3D Printing 3d designers 3D printed cube 3D printed moving parts 3d printed puzzle 3d printing service bureau alumide Articulated Cube 5 i.materialise i.materialise shop Iowa State University Kurt Plagge laser sintering polyamide sketchupThe cube: it’s one of the more simplistic geometric shapes we know of, equal in width, length, and height on each of its sides. Yet despite its basic nature, this shape is also widely used to create. View the entire article via our website.

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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 7

Langer eos eric schmidt firefly green technology frost and sullivan north american technology innovation award google ketra kevin Czinger mario greco Milken 2016 Global Conference optomec proto labs rich baker Scott Fortune Stratasys Fortus 380 mc upper iowa tool & dieThis week’s news covers awards, appointments, new 3D printing facilities and services, and a shoutout to 3D printing from a Google parent company executive. Divergent 3D has received a tech.

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UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair to Lead Major Research for US Navy

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Associate Professor Hahn Choo of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is on Babu’s team, along with researchers from Virginia Tech, Ohio State University, Iowa State University, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and the Colorado School of Mines. By David Goddard ( ) | Engineering and Technology | The University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Ames Laboratory Awarded $5 Million to Improve Metal Powders For Advanced Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

There’s a lot of intense interest focused on additive manufacturing with metal alloys, because there are so many potential applications,” said Iver Anderson, project leader and senior metallurgist at Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor in Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory operated by Iowa State University.

Stratasys Rolls out Industry Certification Program in North America, Designed to Bridge the Additive Manufacturing Skills Gap

Additive Manufacturing

The program was developed alongside a consortium of leaders across education – including The Wentworth Institute of Technology, Dunwoody College of Technology, Iowa State University, UC Irvine and Milwaukee School of Engineering. Education Featured News Additive Manufacturing AM Danfoss Dunwoody College of Technology Gina Scala GrabCAD InsightCAM Iowa State University Kevin Ayers Milwaukee School of Engineering Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification Program Stratasys Ltd.

3D Printability of Gelatin/Alginate Hydrogels & Post Processing with Calcium Chloride

Researchers from Iowa State University are examining detailed processes in bioprinting, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Printability of Hydrogel Composites Using Extrusion-Based. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Bioprinting 3D printed Gelatin/Alginate Hydrogels bioprinting Velleman K8200 3D printer

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This Man Uses a Server Cabinet to House His 3D Printer & It’s Awesome

Cudnohosky is a database administrator for the Iowa League of Cities in Des Moines. Aric Cudnohosky is the majordomo at, and he’s also a 3D printing enthusiast and maker. He previously worked on... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printer kits 3d printer mods Aric Cudnohosky cabinet server cabinet

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Wohlers Talk

We had one international guest, but we later found out he was from Iowa working as a theater set designer at the Malmö Stadseater theater in Sweden. In 1983, I called Autodesk and the vice president of marketing and sales answered the phone.

The Week in 3D Printing: Florida Man Wins, Explosive Prints, Wearables for Plants, Safer AM, and a 3D Printed Burn


The Internet of Things has now extended to plants: Iowa State University has developed “tattoo sensors” that attach to leaves. Photo courtesy Iowa State University. We celebrated a Florida man’s triumph after a quadruple amputation, got a liiiittle bit scared of 3D printed explosives, admired some plants’ new green wearables, found safety in numbers (really, data), and watched Burning Man’s Temple construction go digital, all this week in 3D printing.

Tip: Easy Way to Thread Y Belt

RepRap Blog

Check it out: Easy Way To Thread Belt from Zach 'Iowa' Hoeken on Vimeo My friend and collaborator Sunil at Interactivos 09 came up with a clever way of threading the Y belt through the Y belt idler assembly.

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Students Build Lighter, Faster Formula SAE Competition Cars with Stratasys 3D Printing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

For Cyclone Racing, an automotive racing team from Iowa State University (ISU), it’s 3D printing. This year it means that the Iowa team created their best Cyclone yet – the CR-21 – using design for 3D printing. Before 3D printing was accessible to Iowa State’s Cyclone racing team, the intake consisted of many aluminum parts that had to be turned, milled, cut and welded all together. What’s in your toolbox?

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New Home of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute

RPM Tools

The DMDI Institute will address the life cycle of digital data interchanged through design, engineering and manufacturing. President Obama announced yesterday the selection of an Illinois consortium led by UI Labs, a nonprofit research and development group led by the University of Illinois, to lead the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDI).

Valley Dairy Farm Automation Triples Production By Moving From 2D to SOLIDWORKS Solutions

The Solidworks Blog

Founded in 1982 as a dealer for Bou-Matic dairy equipment in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota, and southwest Minnesota, Valley Dairy Farm Automation has grown to become a leading manufacturer of customized, innovative dairy farm automation products. Is 2D slowing you down and limiting your ability to create innovative designs? Do you find yourself spending too much time revising designs?

Vermeer Corporation Accelerates Large Machinery Development with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

While other farmers were freezing from exposure as they worked their Iowa fields in early spring, Vermeer stayed warm in his innovative cab.

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Vincent the cat gets new legs through 3D printing

Shapeways Blog

A group from the Iowa State University veterinarian hospital came to the rescue and 3D printed two titanium prosthetics for him. No matter how many stories we we hear or read about the amazing things people have done with 3D printing, there are some that are always hard to top. And just like the rest of the internet, we can’t pass up a sweet story about cats. Recently, we read about Vincent – a cat who was born without his back two legs.

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Survey Suggests More Growth Ahead For Midwest Economy

Design 2 Part News

The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. By The Associated Press. A monthly survey of business leaders suggests that business conditions worsened last month but that the economy will pick up over the next few months in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report issued Tuesday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 56.1 in July after reaching 62.3 in June. The May figure was 55.5.

You Won’t Believe This Cube Was 3D Printed in One Piece


I’ve always lived in Iowa (USA). I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Architecture, then did some graduate work in graphic design, specializing in computer graphics and 3D modeling. Meet Kurt Plagge, designer of one of the craziest (and smartest) designs we’ve seen lately. His small 3D printed cubes are from a world of their own and were printed in one single piece. That’s right – no glue, no screws, and no manually attached parts.

Iowa State researchers develop ultra-quiet turbine blades using 3D printing, owl wings


Researchers at Iowa State University are using 3D printing to develop propellor blades inspired by owl wings. The innovative designs could lead to quieter aircraft, wind turbines, and other machines. 3D Printing Application

Additive Manufacturing Education Is Helping To Bridge The Workforce Development Gap

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been working to improve their students’ education within additive manufacturing starting with their CAD/ MET (Mechanical Engineering Training) program. Additive manufacturing has become a useful and important technology across many industries. Unfortunately, there is a widening gap between additive manufacturing (AM) technology and the number of workers who have the necessary skills needed to implement it.

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Iowa State students build a lighter, faster race car for Formula SAE with 3D printing


Cyclone Racing, an automotive racing team from Iowa State University (ISU), has used 3D printing to build an open-wheel race car for Formula SAE, an international car design competition. 3D Printing Applications

Top 6 Reasons Universities Are Buying 3D Printers


Photo credit: University of Iowa 3d printer [link]. Don’t get left behind in the race to buy a 3D printer! It is now one of the top products being budgeted for by universities. Students seeking jobs in a selection of occupations are being asked if they know and understand how to use 3D printers. If your faculty hasn’t made the decision yet, your future students may miss out when they apply for their first jobs.

Announcing: Sanguino v1.0

RepRap Blog

Sanguino: Arduino''s Big Brother from Zach 'Iowa' Hoeken on Vimeo I''m super psyched today to announce the Sanguino , a new microcontroller board I''ve been working on for the past month or so. As you know, we''ve been using Arduino as the recommended microcontroller to control a RepRap machine now for a while. It works, but we''ve pretty much maxed it out. The Sanguino is an Arduino-compatible board that boasts 4x the memory, 4x the ram, and 12 extra pins.

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Turn Your SOLIDWORKS Hack Into a Key Feature with Enhancement Requests

The Solidworks Blog

is the premier provider of SOLIDWORKS software and partner products to the mechanical engineering industry in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. When you are dealing with such a complex and function rich software like SOLIDWORKS, it’s easy for a few hidden features to slip through the cracks. Although some of these offer only minor help to your day-to-day design work, some of them can have a major impact both now and in the future.

3D Printing for Physics: Small Prints, Large Impact


is a research scientist at the University of Iowa. Professor Yasar Onel (PI at the University of Iowa) and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get extra funding for our program, while also doing something cool that would help the community learn about CMS. James Wetzel, Ph.D. Recently, Wetzel has undertaken a project to 3D print 100 1:120-scale models of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector to help people understand the experiment.

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3D Printing for Physics: Small Prints, Large Impact


is a research scientist at the University of Iowa. Professor Yasar Onel (PI at the University of Iowa) and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get extra funding for our program, while also doing something cool that would help the community learn about CMS. James Wetzel, Ph.D. Recently, Wetzel has undertaken a project to 3D print 100 1:120-scale models of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector to help people understand the experiment.

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STEM Education in Space

Thornburg Thoughts

The balloon headed west, and landed a day later on a farm in Iowa where a kind farmer found it and sent it to me. Like many of my generation, life changed a bit when Sputnik was launched in October, 1957. While many of my classmates were interested in rocketry, my own interest was more in the field of electronics – the instruments needed to make measurements of temperature, pressure, and other data that was then sent back to Earth by radio.

Chicken VR at the Maker Faire

Tales of a 3D Printer

Another project, Second Livestock , from Iowa State University assistant professor Austin Stewart "imagines how VR goggles could make chickens believe they’re free-range, even when they’re not. One week ago, we loaded our rented van with kids, chicken crafts, and our HTC Vive, and headed off to the San Mateo Maker Faire. Sunday night we returned with far fewer button-making materials, tired and happy kids, and an Editor's Choice blue ribbon!

Machine Tool Distributor Inks Partnership with Industrial 3D Printing Company to Meet Customer Demand

Additive Manufacturing

Built on a foundation of fairness, after-sales support, and hard work, the company has grown to more than 170 employees covering eight office locations in 14 states including Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. EOS and Hartwig Inc. partnership brings full-line distribution of additive manufacturing equipment possible. Novi, Mich.

Why Tech Is the Future of Manufacturing, Not the End of It

Design 2 Part News

In Grimes, Iowa, Ryko Solutions, a car-wash bay manufacturer, is taking advantage of advanced technology to improve its operations. By Ricky Ribeiro, Biz Tech Magazine. More manufacturers are figuring out how to leverage IT to improve their businesses. Things just arent the same for U.S. manufacturing.

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Women in Engineering: Taking a Step to Bridge the Gap

The Solidworks Blog

1892: Elmina Wilson – First Lady of Structural Engineering – Iowa State University. When you hear the word “engineer” who do you imagine first? Chances are a woman is not the first person to pop into your head. That’s because the engineering profession is the field where women are underrepresented the most.

FABTECH 2015 Celebrated Manufacturing Strength and Innovation in Chicago

Additive Manufacturing

Winners included: Aaron Oetken, self-employed welder/fabricator from Mediapolis, Iowa. New technologies, keynote speeches, panels, education sessions from industry experts helped deliver best FABTECH show to date. CHICAGO, Nov.

15 Best Places to Fly a Drone in America

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Albert the Bull, Iowa. Further venturing into the realm of the strange is Albert the Bull, a 28-foot tall bull statue found in the streets of Audubon, Iowa. Drone photography is a great way to show off what your drone can do. It’s also a new and unique way of showing your friends the places you’ve been to or the outdoor activities you’ve done. In many cases, it is the place that makes the perfect drone shot.