Posts Tagged "news"

A CES 2015 Technology Recap

January 12, 2015
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CES 2015 came to an end on Friday but the buzz surrounding the event lives on. We have rounded up a few of our favorite news articles from the event to share with you (with an emphasis on 3D printing technology of course)…  Enjoy!

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Product of the Week: Coolest Cooler

July 25, 2014
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The Coolest Cooler is not only a popular Kickstarter project (the 3rd most funded product in Kickstarter history) but is going to be a huge hit with consumers once it is widely available. This cooler is packed full of features such as a rechargeable 18v blender, removable waterproof bluetooth speaker, USB charger, LED lid light, cutting board, bottle opener and much more. With all of these features it is hard to imagine a day at the beach or a weekend camping with just a regular cooler.

coolest cooler“The Coolest takes the pain out of planning your next great adventure. We’ve taken that boring, old-fashioned boxed cooler gathering dust in your garage and revamped it for modern-day fun. The Coolest is the only all-in-one outdoor entertainment solution you’ll need for tailgating, camping, picnics, beach parties, barbecues, and anytime you’re enjoying the great outdoors.”

Learn more about this innovative cooler on the Coolest Cooler Kickstarter page, the official website, Facebook or Twitter!

*If you would like to submit a product to be considered for our ‘Product of the Week’ post please e-mail us at info@3d-innovations.com with an image and/or website link and a product description. Thanks!

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Going Green with 3D Printing

October 11, 2013
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We are at a moment in time where everyone is trying to conduct business in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly manner (which is a great thing). That is why a recent article published on Engineering.com caught our attention, 3D Printing is Greener.

This article is reporting on a new study, “Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Three-Dimensional Printing and Conventional Manufacturing of Polymer Products”, and the study goes beyond measuring material waste and instead delves into the realm of energy consumption. The study concludes that  “…3D printing requires between 41 and 68 percent less energy than making these items in a factory”.  It also states,  “The bottom line is, we can get substantial reductions in energy and CO2 emissions from making things at home. And the home manufacturer would be motivated to do the right thing and use less energy, because it costs so much less to make things on a 3D printer than to buy them off the shelf or on the Internet.”

We found this article to be extremely interesting, but since it is only a single study we wanted to see if any additional research teams had come to this same conclusion, and indeed we found a study conducted by the UC Berkeley mechanical engineering department, in which they released the following article, Is 3D printing an environmental win?, in it they also compare the energy component of 3D printing and traditional manufacturing. They conclude that “…3D printing can be greener, if it’s the right kind (FDM); but again, the biggest environmental win comes from sharing the fewest tools so each has the most utilization.”

There is always progress to be made when it comes to being environmentally friendly; but from what we are seeing so far, 3D printing is on its way to becoming a leading sustainable technology.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on these articles with us!

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3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the 3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.

Guest Bloggers Welcome

October 3, 2013
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. -Margaret Fuller

Contribute Your Genius. We would love to connect with bloggers that have a passion for engineering and innovation! We are specifically interested in sharing information related to Additive Manufacturing, 3D Devices and Manufacturing (U.S. vs. overseas)…However, we are always open to your ideas as well…

Post. If you are interested in contributing a blog post, please contact us at info@3d-innovations.com so that we can discuss your topic and get your post scheduled.

Bio & Photo. You are invited to include a short bio and photo along with your guest blog post — You can also include a url to your website, twitter handle (along with any additional social media information).

The world of engineering is ever-changing and we appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge with our community.

*If you have any additional questions, please contact us at info@3d-innovations.com

Popular 3D Printing & STEM Education News (June 17th – June 21st)

June 21, 2013
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Here is your 3D printing and STEM education news roundup for the week! BIG news in the world of 3D Printing broke this week, Stratasys acquired MakerBot! This $400M deal had the internet buzzing with excitement and speculations. It will be very interesting to see what the future holds after this acquisition is complete…We will be sure to stay tuned and let you know what we hear in the coming weeks.

As always, if you would like to share news with the 3D Innovations community please leave it as a comment on this blog post. Thank you!

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3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the  3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.

Popular 3D Printing & STEM Education News (June 10th – June 14th)

June 14, 2013
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It’s Friday and you know what that means…it’s time for your weekly 3D Printing and STEM education news roundup! This week in the ever growing world of 3D printing the “big” news is that Amazon has now entered the playing field (please see below for a couple articles related to this business move). In the realm of STEM education, we really found the article Engineering students want jobs at NASA, Google, Boeing, Apple and Microsoft — in that order very intriguing and it gives you real insight into the frame of mind of our engineering students and what really inspires them.

On a side note, we would like to thank everyone that made it out to our second Product Design and Development Seminar on Monday, June 10th in Honolulu at the Manoa Innovation Center! We had a wonderful time sharing information and meeting everyone!

If you would like to share a news article with the 3D Innovations community, please leave it as a comment on this blog post. Thank you!

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Popular 3D Printing & STEM Education News (May 20th – May 24th)

May 24, 2013
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Happy Friday! Below are some of the most talked about 3D printing and STEM education news articles this week. A news story that was not only heartwarming but inspiring this week is that of a little boy that had a plastic airway 3D printed for him (Doctors save little boy’s life by 3D printing tiny plastic airway for him in world first). 3D printing is making great advancements in medicine, and stories like this remind us of the potential of this type of technology.

As always, please share any additional news articles with our community by leaving it as a comment on this blog post. Thank you!

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3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the  3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.

Popular 3D Printing & STEM Education News (May 13th – May 17th)

May 17, 2013
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Your weekly 3D printing and STEM education news roundup has arrived! Another busy week in the realm of 3D printing; one article we found very interesting was Harvard Robots are 3D Printed, Self-Assembling…It will be very interesting to watch this type of technology evolve. We would like to give a shout out to Miss Hawaii USA, Brianna Acosta, for proclaiming “I’m a robotics nerd” and for being such a public FIRST Robotics figure — Go STEM!

If you would like to share a news article with the 3D Innovations community, please feel free to leave it as a comment on this post. Thank you!

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3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the  3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.

3D Innovations: In the Community

May 16, 2013
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We know how important it is to be an active business member in society, and we pride ourselves on our involvement with the local STEM community as well as the local and national 3D printing and start-up communities.

If you have not had a chance to see what we have been up to, click on over to the news section of our website!

Here is a quick summary of our most recent news:

1. 3D Innovations sponsors the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo

April 22 & 23, 2013: 3D Innovations sponsors the first Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York City.

2. 3D Innovations sponsors 4th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference

April 19, 2013: 3D Innovations sponsors 3D CAD/Pre-Engineering workshops for students to learn about Engineering/Design and enhance their tech skills. Visithttp://www.womenintech.com/HawaiiSTEMConference/ for more information.

3. Bytemarks Cafe features 3D Innovations/3D Academy

November 28, 2012: Catch us talking about our business trip to Asia and learn more about 3D Printing on Bytemarks Cafe — Wed. Nov. 28th 5-6pm on KIPO – 89.3 FM

4. Cool Jobs Features 3D Innovations/3D Academy

November 26, 2012: STEMWORKS and KIDS AHEAD features Collin Kobayashi of 3D Innovations/3D Academy in their latest edition of “Cool Jobs”. Read more about his job that involves working with 3D Technology. Check out the story here.

5. Sachi Kitchenware Launches New Product

September 21, 2012: With design, prototyping, and manufacturing support, 3D Innovations was able to assist Sachi Kitchenware with product development, going from concept to product and bringing their product to market. Visit www.3d-innovations.com/pupucooler.html for more information.

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3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the  3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.

Popular 3D Printing & STEM Education News (May 6th – May 10th)

May 10, 2013
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Happy Friday! Your weekly news roundup has arrived! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to thank all of the hardworking educators out there making a difference in the lives of our youth. This week saw a lot of mixed press regarding 3D printing, and among all of the negativity we would like to point you to an inspiring article from Makerbot about the Robohand Project; it is wonderful to see 3D printing make such a positive impact on the lives of children and people in need.

As always, if you would like to share a news article with the community, please leave it as a comment on this post. Thank you!

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3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the  3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.