Materialise's 3DP Academy is devoted to introducing interested individuals and companies to 3D printing and additive manufacturing in a hands-on and accessible fashion. Materialise UK's 3DP Academy held its first session in Sheffield, England, and many aspects of the technology were introduced, explained, and displayed. Participants were also able to utilize Materialise's 3D Print Barometer, which is a tool that scores a part for its 3D printing suitability based on five qualities. Participants from a variety of professional backgrounds left enthusiastic about 3D printing's prospects, and there are sure to be more 3DP Academy sessions in the UK and elsewhere in the future. Read more at