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Is 3D Printing the Future of Disaster Relief?

Is 3D Printing the Future of Disaster Relief? | 3D and education | Scoop.it

3DPrinting: Is 3D Printing the Future of Disaster Relief? http://t.co/EOw3imKUBr http://t.co/j1t5vzU1sE


Via it is 3D, Kalani Kirk Hausman
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This is a very topical subject. 3D printing is the future of many things, but the key word here is 'future'. 3D printing offers a great deal of potential, but for many things the potential is just that. But talk and write about 3D rinting in this context and some of the thousands of people actively exploring 3D printing will focus on this aspect, and the future will arrive sooner rather than later.

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3ders.org - 3D printed “Smoke Dress” hits the Volkswagen catwalk in Frankfurt | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D printed “Smoke Dress” hits the Volkswagen catwalk in Frankfurt | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | 3D and education | Scoop.it
Dutch fashion-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht unveiled a very unique 3D printed dress at the Volkswagen booth during the lnternational Motor Show (lAA) in Frankfurt in September 2013.

Via Carlos Aledo
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This is an exciting area of 3D printing. The Dutch fashion industry has picked up 3D printing more than most, but we are starting to see it happen in the UK as well.

We at 'it is 3D' are planning a 3D fashion catwalk as part of Technopop, an exciting festival of future technology which will happen in 2014, all to excite and motivate young people about design, innovation future technologies and future careers. For more information, visit www.technopop.co.uk

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West Midlands Code Club meet-up

West Midlands Code Club meet-up | 3D and education | Scoop.it
We are holding the first West Midlands meet-up to thank current Code Club volunteers for their support and meet with new ones.
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Coding is becoming a big issue for schools. Why? Because there is a dangerous shortage of coding going on leading to a dangerous shortage of coders for industry. The creative industries sector s growing fast, along with gaming. They need coders now and in the future. And so does manufacturing industry. And IT companies. And so on.

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Skylar Tibbit’s Hyperform

Skylar Tibbit’s Hyperform | 3D and education | Scoop.it
Do you remember Skylar Tibbits, the guy who introduced us to 4D Printing? We reported on his TED Talk initially on February and you can see the full talk here. Now we present you with Hyperform, a new video from Skylar.

Via ManufacturingStories
Martin Stevens's insight:

I heard Skylar at the Re.Form event in London last week. Here, the fourth 'D' is about self adjusting and self assembling materials. It is very interesting what they are doing at MIT, but I think this is one technology for the slightly longer term.

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IT IS 3D, For the Best in Future Technology Solutions - Blog

IT IS 3D, For the Best in Future Technology Solutions - Blog | 3D and education | Scoop.it
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Martin Stevens's insight:

Very modestly, I have added two blogs which I wrote recently, and which are on our website. 'it is 3D' focuses primarily on the education market, and although it has its own 3D printer, the Maxit, it does not see itself  purely as a 3D printer company but as a 3D company. The subtle difference? The difference is not so subtle. A 3D printer in a school is just another tool (probably gathering dust in a cupboard) unless it is accompanied with mechanisms which enable kids to design as well. More on this can be found on our website.

 

And the blogs?

 

The first one is about the UK government and 3D printing. The second is based on an event called FutureMaker which we attended. 

 

They are both well worth reading (even more modesty) if you are interested in education, in 3D technologies or indeed in anything else whatever!

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What are the barriers to creativity in education?

Today's society is increasingly complex. As society changes, so must education. Are we preparing students to create our future? Adobe has released a research...

Via Gust MEES
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Great presentation of a vital concept. Two observations:

1. "We are born creative". Watch young children when given the tools (paper, crayons, scissors, glue, toilet rolls etc) and how creative they are. Too few kids leave school with that creativity intact.

2. In the UK, designers of all sorts are being encouraged to get into schools to explain, excite and motivate. Getting individuals and firms involved is a vital step in encouraging and fostering creativity.

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Could Future Astronauts 3D Print Habitats Using Mars and Moon Soil?

Could Future Astronauts 3D Print Habitats Using Mars and Moon Soil? | 3D and education | Scoop.it
Right now, there are dozens of theoretical proposals for how humans could eventually populate Mars (or the Moon), each as crazy as the next: Space elevator. Inflatables. Giant 3D printer.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
Martin Stevens's insight:

Are these ideas far fetched? Yes of course they are, but if you don't set yourself stretching targets, you don't move forward. What is interesting is the number of different ideas that use 3D printing in some form. It is a technology whose time has come.

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techfortrade Continues to Bring Emerging Tech to the Developing World - 3D Printing Industry

techfortrade Continues to Bring Emerging Tech to the Developing World - 3D Printing Industry | 3D and education | Scoop.it
3D printing in developing nations could help alleviate poverty thanks to non-profit organizations like techfortrade

Via Elias Laitila
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3D printing will be effective in changing dynamics in the first world, but it is perhaps in the third world that it can have the greatest beneficial effect.

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NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space | 3D and education | Scoop.it

Via ManufacturingStories
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Just a trial at this stage, but NASA are serious about 3D printing. If they can get it right, the benefits for space travel will be enormous.

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3DP Miniature Organs Herald End of Animal Testing - 3D Printing Industry

3DP Miniature Organs Herald End of Animal Testing - 3D Printing Industry | 3D and education | Scoop.it
Modified 3D printers developed at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina, that print human cells in hydrogel-based scaffolds have accomplished the feat of printing miniature human organs to test new vaccines in a lab.

Via ManufacturingStories
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I predicted that this technology would happen, but even I, who argues that 3D printing is changing the world very quickly, am stunned by the speed of progress here. How soon until the end of anumal testing?

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Transforming Schools by Developing 21st Century Skills | RAND

Transforming Schools by Developing 21st Century Skills | RAND | 3D and education | Scoop.it
If students are to learn the skills they need to succeed in tomorrow's competitive world, educators may need to rethink yesterday's teaching practices.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Martin Stevens's insight:

Great proposal. Huge inbuilt prejudice to the concepts. In the UK, the Ministry for Education has been trying to revert to the model which is rejected in this piece. It has been beaten back a little, but we have been fighting tooth and nail to get any movement from a 19th century model of education.

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