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3D Printing Customer Auto Parts in Everyday Life

Auto repair, especially for a do-it-yourselfer, depends on the availability of parts. Nothing can be as aggravating as being told at the store that the particular part you need is out of order and won’t be available for a few weeks. The search for parts for older cars, which one might like to restore to […]
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3D Printing in Everyday Life is Changing The Cosmetics Industry

It seems that the cosmetics industry will be the latest that is going to be disrupted by 3D printing. According to Digital Trends, researchers at the U.K.’s Cosmetic Science Group at London College of Fashion are exploring ways to use the technology for cosmetics. Toward that end, they have developed a 3D-printed lipstick applicator. Normally, a […]

Applying 3D Printing Across the Curriculum

As 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has integrated itself into day-to-day life, the number of applications for it has grown tremendously. One of the most exciting uses of 3D printing is in the educational sphere, where it can be used to help students better understand and engage with course material. The advantages of […]
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3D Printing in Geography: The Topographic Map

3D printing has added a new layer of excitement to education. Teachers are given an additional resource for lesson planning and interactive teaching. In a technology-driven society, we expect the most accurate depiction of information. Education is no exception. In today’s geography classroom, 3D printing can be used to create topographical maps, the likes of […]
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Cool Innovations in 3D Printing

Advancements in technology have spawned some pretty incredible things. In particular, 3D printing is making a positive impact on everything from education, medicine, and even the auto industry. Highlighting some examples from each, it’s pretty incredible to think about what other life-changing innovations lie ahead. Physics education Dr. Steven Sahyun, a physics professor, currently uses 3D […]

3D Printing in Art: Making Functional Items

The invention of the 3D printer has added a new layer of creativity to the art world. Artists all over the globe are using 3D printers to produce artworks as simple as a coaster, or as complicated as a recreation of Michelangelo’s David. But what is the average school art teacher to do with the sudden […]

3D Printing in History class

You wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a 3D printer being used in science class, but what about in history? As more schools gain access to this technology, history teachers are creating lesson plans that allow students a more creative and hands-on approach to exploring everything from ancient technology to dwellings of different cultures. 3D […]

Creating a PJ Masks Gekko cake

For my son’s 4th birthday he wanted a PJ Masks Gekko cake and of course, I clapped my hands in glee at the excuse to use the 3D printer to create some custom decorating tools! Gekko “scales” embossing tool I needed to create an embossing tool for the fondant to give the “scales” effect but […]