3D Printing in Education

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3D Printing: Brief History of 3D Printing, How It Works, Applications and Impact on Education

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3D Printing in Education

  1. 1. 3D PRINTING
  2. 2. Definition • Creating 3D solid objects using additive process • Additive: successive laying down of layers of material
  3. 3. Brief History • 1983 – Charles Hull invents stereolithography • Stereolithography: From digital data to tangible solid object • 1988 – Technology made public • 1996 – 3D printer was used
  4. 4. How It Works 1 • Create design using CAD or modeling software 2 • Send design to 3D printer in .STL format 3 • Choose material (e.g. plastic, paper, rubber, metal)
  5. 5. How It Works 4 • Filament material is fed to print head 5 • Printer heats or melts filament material 6 • Material is sprayed or squeezed layer by layer
  6. 6. How It Works 4 • Object is bound by laser 5 • Printer heats or melts filament material 6 • Material is sprayed or squeezed layer by layer
  7. 7. Advantages • Revolutionize manufacturing by enabling individuals to create products • Various materials are used • Plastics can be recycled • Applications in all industries
  8. 8. Applications Health/Medicine • Produce hearing aids, leg braces and even skin grafts
  9. 9. Applications Prototyping • Faster and more accurate creation of models
  10. 10. Applications Manufacturing • Tools, musical instruments, furniture and even bikes can be homemade
  11. 11. Applications Fashion/Retail • Faster production of unique clothes and shoes
  12. 12. Applications Aeronautics • Real-time creation of food and tools in space
  13. 13. Education
  14. 14. Education • Design & technology classes in UK primary schools and high schools use 3D printers
  15. 15. Education • Design & technology classes in UK primary schools and high schools use 3D printers
  16. 16. Education • 3D printer company Makerbot aims to have 1 3D printer per school in U.S.
  17. 17. Education • More accurate and realistic models for Science classes
  18. 18. Education • Easier and faster model-making for engineering, architecture, and art students
  19. 19. Education • Encourages creativity, critical thinking and excitement for students
  20. 20. Education • Starbase Elementary Program
  21. 21. Education • Ritik and 3D printed glasses
  22. 22. Challenges & Issues • Cost: Small - $1,000 (PhP 45,000) Larger - $15,000-$59,000 (PhP 672000-PhP 2.7M) Heavyduty - $600,000 (PhP 27M) CDR-King – PhP 100,000
  23. 23. Challenges & Issues • Copyright and patent issues • 3D printed guns
  24. 24. References • http://www.techrepublic.com/article/1 0-industries-3d-printing-will-disruptor-decimate/ • http://3dprintingindustry.com/

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