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3d printing in education

Widespread 3D Printing in Classrooms Still a Decade Out

While colleges and universities have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.

Airwolf Rolls Out Expandable Entry-Level 3D Printer for Education

Airwolf 3D has started shipping a new entry-level 3D printer that comes in around $2,300 and boasts a build envelope of 1,100 cubic inches.

Snapshot: Printers Surge in Q1

The world's hunger for hardcopies is far from abating, despite some recent slides in peripheral shipments. The worldwide printer and multifunction printer market grew by double digits in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 37.65 million units — up 32.1 percent from the same period last year.

EFI Announces New Cloud Printing and Management Features

EFI has expanded its PrintMe cloud printing solution to include new apps and drivers, more locations to print and additional language support.

New Stratasys 3D Printer Incorporates Multiple Colors and Materials

Stratasys has introduced the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-Material 3D Printer, able to print in multiple colors and materials in a single run.

Gefen Ships 330-Foot USB 2.0 Extender

Gefen has released an extender that expands the range of USB 2.0-based cameras, keyboards, scanners, printers, DVD burners, external hard drives, and mice.

iPad, iPhone Wireless Printing in Beta

Apple is bringing wireless printing to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The company announced Wednesday the release of the AirPrint beta to its iOS development community.

10 Ways To Cut Campus Costs with Technology

IT organizations at American colleges and universities are getting clever with cost cutting. Two IT leaders share some of the small, creative tactics they've used to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for their schools while actually managing to improve services for their constituents.

3D Printer Project Gets MacArthur Funding

A project out of the University of Virginia to get young children comfortable with engineering has been selected as one of 10 winners in a MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition. The project, called Fab@School, is intended to teach K-12 students about mathematical analysis and modeling, digital fabrication, and engineering by allowing them to fabricate 3D copies of objects that they've designed themselves.

Researchers Add Mouse Movement to Phones and MP3 Players

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have figured out how to use the same kind of inexpensive optical sensors found in a computer mouse to turn mobile phones and MP3 players into input devices.