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3D Printing

How does a 3D Printer work?

A 3D printer “prints” objects, but instead of using ink, it uses plastics, metals, and other materials. You can create an object using a software program such as Sketch Up Pro, find a pattern online or scan an object. The 3D printer converts that information into a physical object.

 

How can 3D printing add value in education?

  1. Social Studies and History students can print out historical artifacts
  2. Math students can visualize math concepts and proofs by 3D printing them
    1. 3D Printing of Mathematical Models
    2. Study Paper - Illustrating Mathematics Using 3D Printers
  3. Geography students can print out topography, or population maps
  4. Home Economics students can custom create molds or cookie cutters for food products
  5. Automotive students can print out replacement parts or modified examples of existing parts for testing
  6. Art/Graphic Design students can print out 3D versions of their artwork
  7. Science students can print out 3D models of molecules, cells, organs, and other critical biological artifacts
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