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Research about 3D printing - building one in a MakerSpace, cost, ways to use it.

Parametric Spring Contacts Battery Box for AA Cells by ffleurey. This is a remix of flummer's battery box in order to use different battery contacts.

Parametric Spring Contacts Battery Box for AA Cells by ffleurey

The contacts I am using are available here for a quite reasonable price: Overall the battery box is slightly more compact than the original one (about 2mm less in thinkness and 6mm less in length). Printer Brand: RepRap. 3D Printer Tips I wish I knew 3 years ago - Bald Engineer. Body parts and rocket engines: The Sci-Fi case for 3D printing. Here's the million-dollar question: Will 3D printing be the game changer journalists like me are so eager to dub it, or is it a niche technology that's destined to become even less relevant as flexible automation solutions and collaborative manufacturing robots decline in price?

Body parts and rocket engines: The Sci-Fi case for 3D printing

Is there really a role for 3D printing outside of prototyping? Smart people spend a lot of time thinking about these things, so I reached out to one of them. John Hornick is the author of the new book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World. He has been a counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C., office of the Finnegan IP law firm for over 30 years and has lectured on 3D printing all over the world. ZDNet: There's been a lot of promise around 3D printing, and certainly it's making it's way into lots of industries, but the revolution still hasn't arrived. JH: On the industrial side, the barriers are repeatability and quality, speed, and the need for advanced materials.

Create 3D digital designs with online CAD. List of 3D Software. Introduction to 3D Printing. Introduction to 3D Printing The next industrial revolution is all about personal fabrication, and it’s happening now. 3D printing is poised to unlock the potential in every person to create, innovate and fabricate.

Introduction to 3D Printing

It’s already transforming manufacturing; soon it will change the world. Recognizing the profound implications of 3D printing for the future of design and manufacturing, Stratasys Education has designed this course to prepare students for current and emerging careers in those fields. Students will begin their careers equipped with practical 3D printing experience and a critical eye for the technology’s advantages and limitations. From there, the possibilities are theirs to explore. Upon course completion, students will be able to: Download the full curriculum guide. A Community of Educators You're joining a worldwide community of educators working to cultivate and expand the use of 3D printing in education. Recommended Course Structure Units 1-8 Unit 1: Course Introduction+ FLUX All-in-One 3D Printer - UNLIMITED. ELEGANT. SIMPLE. by FLUX Technology LLC. With so many 3D printer options, it can be difficult to decide on the right model.

FLUX All-in-One 3D Printer - UNLIMITED. ELEGANT. SIMPLE. by FLUX Technology LLC

Luckily, FLUX makes the choice easy by combining printing, scanning, laser engraving, and more modular functions. It is the only 3D printer you will ever need – for work or at home. Unlimited, elegant, and simple — FLUX is the right choice for everyone because it is simple to set up, elegantly designed, and has an unlimited capacity for expansion. In addition to the basic FFF (fused filament fabrication) 3D printing, FLUX is equipped with a built-in 3D scanner and supports an ever-increasing array of interchangeable modules.

FLUX is the everything 3D printer that grows with you— meeting not only your 3D printing needs today, but also of all your tomorrows. With FLUX’s modular design, customizing your FLUX experience to meet your specific needs is a cinch. FLUX’s 3D printer uses high resolution stepper motors to print objects of stunning quality. Not everyone can make 3D models. 3D Printing Heats Up on Campus. IT Trends 3D Printing Heats Up on Campus More than just a toy for engineers, 3D printing is beginning to move from experimental tech to multi-disciplinary learning tool.

3D Printing Heats Up on Campus

By Dian Schaffhauser02/26/15 A young woman walks up to a vending machine, slides her student ID card, plugs in a USB drive, specifies the right file, chooses a color and starts the production process. When her object is printed, the machine shoves it into a tray and sends her a text message that it's ready for pickup — practically like buying a Snickers bar. Unlike most schools, which put their specialized printers behind a locked door and only in easy reach of experts, this vending machine self-opens for business at 8 a.m. and shuts down at 5 p.m. "It's in full use eight hours a day, five days a week," said assistant professor Christopher Williams, the guy who thought it up.

DIY projects, how-tos, and inspiration from geeks, makers, and hackers. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. 3D Printers - New Dimensions in Learning! Guest post by Renee Peoples “What can a third grader do with a 3D printer?

3D Printers - New Dimensions in Learning!

How could it help them learn? Isn't it just a fancy toy? When would a teacher find time for such a thing? Who would program it, run it, teach students about it? Where would it go? These were just a few of the questions in my mind when I saw that DonorsChoose had a program to try to get a 3D printer in every school. Then, a few weeks later, I got an email that the program was opened up to every school in the country. So I wrote a DonorsChoose proposal and got it approved. 3D Printers in a Nutshell If you haven't seen a 3D printer, let me tell you a little about it before I share how it impacted our classroom.

The "printing" process could take as little as 10 minutes or it might take hours, depending on the size of the object. Being able to create models of what they are studying makes a serious impact on students. 3D learning happens across the curriculum.