Tag: 3d printers


Why have 3D printers in the classroom?

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Oct 2013

Why have 3D printers in the classroom?

“3D printing allows for more authentic exploration of objects that may not be readily available to education institutions, including animal anatomies and toxic materials. The exploration of 3D printing, from design to production, as well as demonstrations and participatory access, can open up new possibilities for learning activities.” Children love to explore and try new things, but many are afraid to try, they are scared...

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Source: CSIRO

23

Jul 2013

Super bugs created on 3D printers

“A doctor once said that having 3D images on a computer to plan a surgery is great, but to print the parts, to handle and examine them in clear detail is invaluable,” Mr. Henry


Windows 8.1: Your friend in 3D printing

02

Jul 2013

Windows 8.1: Your friend in 3D printing

Microsoft have recently announced that the Windows 8.1 aka Windows Blue will feature native support for 3D printers. Much like when you go to print a document or photo, you just select the printer that you want to use and out comes the photo or document from the printer, with the next version of Windows it will be just as easy for when you use your...

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Household uses for your desktop 3D printer [Part 3]

01

Jul 2013

Household uses for your desktop 3D printer [Part 3]

Often you will find that you need to get a specific part, but it is expensive. This could be for several reasons, maybe there is little demand, so there are only a few units around, or maybe it is that the part is no longer in production. Either way, rather than emptying your wallet, take a few minutes to draw up the part you need...

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3D Printing your brain, a quick how to.

25

Jun 2013

3D Printing your brain, a quick how to.

f you have ever wanted to hold in your hands, what is between your ears, today is your lucky day. 3D printers have been around for a little while now, yet people are still finding new uses for this amazing technology. intirb has created a tutorial on how to obtain a 3D scan of your brain, yes yours.


When 3D printers become a common consumer/household product, how will this change the economy?

04

Feb 2013

When 3D printers become a common consumer/household product, how will this change the economy?

With printers increasing their resolution and allowing for different materials (even food) to be printed, the impact will probably be massive. First of all, manufacturing of goods will change from mass production facilities in cheap labour places like China to anyone’s desk or house. Rather than mass producing a set range of products, each product will be custom made for each customer. This will also...

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