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3D Printing In Everyday Life: Around the Home

3D printing is too often seen as the realm of the prototypical “geek,” meaning it’s useful for high science, the medical field, but for the everyday person? It’s just something high-tech to play around with. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The average household would benefit greatly from having a 3D printer in the […]

3D Printing in Everyday Life: Real Life Uses for 3D Printers

Your boss has asked you to come up with an idea for a new playground. You could sketch a plan in 2D and spend hours explaining your ideas, or you could create tiny replicas of playground equipment using a 3D printer, and make a scaled model of your plan. You build furniture for a living. […]

Three Great Applications of 3D Printing in the Home

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably already read about the explosion of 3D printing technology and its potential to revolutionise almost every area of manufacturing. The truth, however, is that 3D printing’s usefulness doesn’t end on the factory floor. On average, everyday households just like yours, 3D printers are […]
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3D Printing Customer Auto Parts in Everyday Life

Auto repair, especially for a do-it-yourself-er, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]