Posts Tagged with ‘3D Printing’

Growing the Future with 3D Printing

August 21, 2015

3D printing could start a revolution in home production. It is a low cost means of creating pieces from a variety of materials, including tools, prototypes, replacement parts, sculptures, toys, and much, much more. The 3D printers are small enough and low cost enough that they could wind up becoming commonplace in the home. Using this method […]

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Harper Offering 3D Printing Classes and Certificate Programs

August 19, 2015

This fall, Harper College will offer two new 3D printing certificate programs. The 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping certificate is designed for CAD students and professionals. In this program, students will learn prototyping methods, design processes, and how to develop a finished product. The 3D Printing Foundations certificate is available to anyone new to 3D […]

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Chicago Geek Street Festival Wows Kids About STEAM

August 6, 2015

Google, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, and Northern Illinois University were among 20 partner organizations that recently hosted the Chicago Geek Street Festival. The event was developed to introduce kids to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) fields. 5,000 kids participated in activities focused on exciting new technologies, such as virtual reality, […]

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New Construction Set to Inspire Kids with STEM

July 14, 2015

ThinkFun, a leading developer of educational games, and MakerBot, a provider of affordable 3D printing technology, have introduced a new product designed to introduce kids to the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Their new Maker Studio Construction Set is available for free at MakerBot Thingiverse, a design community for 3D printing. The […]

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The World’s First 3D Printed Supercar

July 6, 2015

The world’s first 3D printed, high performance automobile was recently unveiled. The car, named the Blade, was developed by Divergent Microfactories and was built with 3D printed parts. It has less emissions than an electric car and significantly less total cost than a traditional manufactured car. It can go from 0-60 in 2.2 seconds, weighs 1400 […]

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3D Printing and Design Learning Guide

June 30, 2015

As part of their education initiative, MakerBot has released a free guide for 3D printing and design. The guide was written to introduce 3D printing technology to the classroom. 3D printers can be intimidating to those new to them. This learning guide will help to ease both teachers and their classes into the technology. Three […]

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The First National Maker Faire

June 29, 2015

The first National Maker Faire recently took place in Washington DC. The event hosted makers, students, and corporate sponsors from all over the world to see and hear the latest about what is going on in the maker culture. The event included presentations and displays on a wide range of new technologies, including control systems, […]

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3D Printing with Metals

June 17, 2015

3D printing has some limitations and is generally used with plastics, but University of Twente has recently found a way to use metal in the process. A research team achieved this by stacking microscopic metal droplets and melting them into a thin film with the use of a pulsed laser. With the capability to conduct electricity […]

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Danville Teacher Discusses Technology

June 8, 2015

Duane Collins was an Industrial Technology teacher at Danville High School. He recently retired but, in this Commercial News article, he discusses some of the changes he has seen in the school’s program over the years. His classes had access to state-of-the-art technology, such as CAD and 3D printing. Some of his classes were rigorous […]

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The Amazing World of 3D Printing

June 3, 2015

Think 3D printing is just about sitting around waiting for your small prototype cog to print? It is that. But it is also much, much more. 3D printing is already being used to create some things you would never imagine. How about food, clothing, musical instruments, personalized superhero action figures, and even human skin?

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