Your weekly news roundup has arrived! This week there was a major buzz around the fact that the space station will be getting a 3D printer of its own in 2014. Shapeways has also developed a “squeezable” plastic 3D printing material–this could enhance prototyping capabilities even further in the near future. In the world of STEM, Lego is also working to make tinkering “cool” again for children and they have developed a very impressive R&D lab (How Lego Is Constructing the Next Generation of Engineers).
We highly suggest that you check out the Wohler’s Associates and McKinsey reports related to 3D printing that were recently released. Both reports give some great information as to the current state of the industry and future economic and growth predictions.
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3D Printing News
- 3D Printer Launching to Space Station in 2014 Source: Space.com
- Wohler’s Report 2013 Released Source: Rapid Ready Technology
- Research Begins on Graphene Material for Additive Manufacturing Source: Rapid Ready Technology
- Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear Source: Tech Crunch
- Jeff Bezos on 3D Printing Source: Engineering.com
- Navy Wants Aircraft Carriers to Manufacture Weapons On the Go Source: Gizmodo
- Report Adds 3D Printing to 12 Disruptive Techs for 2025 Source: Engineering.com
- Shapeways intros squeezable Elasto Plastic 3D printing material Source: Engadget
STEM Education News
- How Lego Is Constructing the Next Generation of Engineers Source: Smithsonian
- 4 ways to encourage girls in STEM Source: Charlotte Observer
- An Interactive Look At The STEM Gender Divide Source: Edudemic
- Kids Need STEM Education in the Digital Age Source: WNYC
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