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Good design is its own reward, but official recognition is certainly icing on the cake. 3D Systems is proud to share that our Bespoke design innovations for the Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton received bronze in the Social Impact category of the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) from the IDSA and Core77, while Bespoke Braces received honorable mention.

The suit is the first-ever 3D printed hybrid robotic exoskeleton, created by 3D Systems’ designers Scott Summit and Gustavo Fricke in collaboration with Ekso Bionics. Using 3D scanning to generate a personalized 3D model of patient Amanda Boxtel’s unique shape, Summit and Fricke crafted a 3D design to custom fit her while seamlessly incorporating the electronics needed to help her walk. Witness Amanda’s exoskeleton in action here.

Bespoke Braces for the hand and wrist enable the automated scanning of limbs to create custom 3D printed braces using 3D Systems’ SLS technologies. The braces can be shipped to patients within a matter of days. Andy Miller, Andrew Zukoski and Gustavo Fricke were the lead designers around the technology of this innovation.

Read more here.

For more than 90 years, the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards have recognized the artistic expression of the nation’s most creative young artists and writers.  Millions of teenagers have participated in the awards, with the list of famous formers including contemporaries like Zach Posen and Lena Dunham, as well as far-reaching icons Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates.

This year, 3D Systems has partnered with the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards to create a “DIGITAL DESIGN CHALLENGE.”  Open to students in grades 7-12, the challenge encourages young creatives to think outside the box and bridge conventional forms of arts and writing with 21st century tools like CAD and CAM software.

The Digital Design Challenge calls on students to not only think about how they can be makers of things, but Change Makers to “transform conventional forms of art and writing, inspire change in their communities and celebrate their originality.”  To support this endeavor and encourage students across disciplines to shrink the divide between  art and technology, 3DS is making its Cubify Design and Cubify Sculpt software available to all participants.

To be considered, participants must submit their digital 3D designs by August 1, 2014. Experts from 3D Systems and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers will review them, and the best design created using Cubify software will win a Sense 3D Scanner.

If you are a student, teacher, educator or non-profit administrator working with middle and high school students, we encourage you to participate in the digital design challenge. Try your hand at our Cubify Sculpt and Cubify Design software, and rethink how you express yourself by exploring new mediums. Don’t just join the movement of makers; become a change maker.

To find out more about MAKE.Digital, click here.

For more information about the challenge and to download the software, please visit the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards website.

 

We are excited to announce that our iSense 3D Scanner is now available for preorder. First displayed at CES this January, the iSense is a compact and powerful device that transforms your iPad into a lightweight camera for physical photography. Priced at $499, the iSense provides an instant data-capture scanning experience that wirelessly generates 3D printable scans with full integration to the Cube® family of consumer and prosumer 3D printers. Scans can also be directly uploaded to Cubify for Cloud printing and access to a curated portfolio of materials, including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear.

Powered by our Sense 3D scanning software, the iSense brings the ease and freedom of the Sense 3D Scanner to the iPad experience, enabling you to capture anything sized from a shoe to an SUV. The iSense includes all of the easy object recognition and editing tools of the popular Sense 3D Scanner, with a simple snap-on design that quickly converts your iPad into a 3D scanner that can capture and preserve every dimension of your favorite moments and adventures.

Click here to learn more, and don't forget to share your scans with the hashtag #scanagenic!

 

 

President Obama took part in Wednesday’s National Day of Making in more ways than one. As part of the Smithsonian X 3D program, the Smithsonian presented the first-ever 3D printed presidential portraits at the White House Maker Faire on June 18th. The portraits were created using two types of 3D scanners to give an accurate 3D model of our 44th President, Mr. Barack Obama. The display included a bust and life mask of the President, each printed using 3D Systems’ SLS technology, great for high precision facial detail.

The scan data, bust, and life mask will be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Smithsonian’s collection of presidential representations. Other interesting scans and printable models, including a life mask of President Lincoln, can be found on the Smithsonian X 3D website.

How did you get involved with the National Day of Making?

president obama's 3D printed bust by 3D Systems

In the ongoing commitment to more easily enable 3D software and printing education in classrooms, 3D Systems is making available new lines of classroom curricula, videos and discounted bundles on 3D printers and software.

Students use 3D printers at school

These resources have been created in partnership with 3 independent groups – the CityX Project, SteamTRAX and Blokify. 3D printing, scanning and software can now be incorporated into school and after school programs and integrated across both STEM and STEAM subjects. From introductory activities, to week long projects to full year curriculum, 3D printing brings 21st century skills and project based, experiential learning into your classroom.

Find out more and review curriculum options at: http://www.cubify.com/en/Education/EducationResources

3D printing keeps turning heads in Bern, Switzerland, due to the hard work and passion of the team at 3D-MODEL, the premier reseller in the region for 3D Printers, software and 3D scanners from 3D Systems.

Now, Bern residents can get a 3D scan of themselves and get a 3D-printed version while they shop at the stores of the Westside shopping center on select Friday nights until the end of June! Several lucky shoppers will be a winners of a free 3D selfie!

Visit Westside, which is located in Switzerland’s captial city, Bern, between 4.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. to scan yourself into 3D on the following days:

  • Friday April 25, 2014
  • Friday May 30, 2014
  • Friday June 27 2014

See more details by clicking here.

3D printing of scan data is completed using the ProJet 660, a part of the world’s only line of full-color 3D printers. 3D-MODEL is on hand to provide training and equipment for these events.

3D Systems Brings New Digital Literacy to USA Science and Engineering Festival

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – April 22, 2014 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be bringing its 3D PRINTING

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All Mac users can now enjoy the Sense at home 3D Scanner as much as the PC user has been doing for a few months now. Released in late 2013, the Sense 3D scanner is Fully integrated with Cubify.com and the Cube 3D printer, the Sense allows scans to upload directly for 3D printing, either at home or through the cloud. It releases STL files and PLY files.

Mac users can  jump for joy with the newly announced support for 3D Systems.

The Sense is the first 3D scanner designed for easy consumer use and optimized for 3D printing. Catching moments in 3D is now easy and fun, and costs just $399.

The Sense software V1.1 features Mac support and other feature upgrades including improved scan tracking and stability, upgraded auto-enhancement for correct brightness and color.

These features build on the very easy-to-use interface that allows anyone to focus, crop, delete and share color 3D data. Sense printables can be sent to Cube® and CubeX™ 3D printers, or directly uploaded to Cubify.com for cloud printing in a range of materials, including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear.

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 Sense 3D scanner with Mac

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