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3D Printing in schools

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Taylor Walden Taylor Walden 540 Points

If you are interested in learning more about 3D Printing and what all it entails this powerpoint could be a good resource for you or your school. This presentation was developed specifically for teachers and school staff to introduce them to 3D Printing. 


Hannah Ballantyne Hannah Ballantyne 3705 Points

Thanks for sharing this! I did not know much about 3-D printing before viewing this presentation, but this really helped. I think it would be beneficial for my future school to purchase a 3-D printer, so my students have access to it. I never realized how many positives there were to using them in your classroom. I think it would be a great resource for my students to use and spark their interest into whatever topic we are learning about. I like that this 3D printer can be used in every subject, as well as teaching them 21st Century Skills. I think 3-D printers are so amazing, and I know my students would feel the same way. I look forward to searching for NSTA lesson plans that incorporate 3-D printers in your classroom.

Brooke Tatz Brooke Tatz 3268 Points

Thank you for sharing this! I also know very little about 3-D printing. I know I have one available to me on campus (I am a preservice teacher) but I have been too scared to try it out! After reading this article, I am beginning to think that I should familiarize myself with ways to use a 3-printer because it might not be long before we see them in our elementary schools.

Fahad Khan Fahad Khan 50 Points

After ordering my printer online, I just started forcing myself to learn modelling. So I'd first suggest you order a printing machine. This will provide you with an incentive to begin modelling seriously.

I started the life of this account so that it wasn't long and not yet an expert, but since that time I have designed so much and the software I use is the Fusion 360.

Jeffery Rolland Jeffery Rolland 30 Points

Using the control panel and Add A Device, manually instal your printer on your computer. When adding a printer check details here, use the IP address that can be found on it.

The Printer App's auto-connection approach does not function for some reason, however manually installing the device with the IP address does.

I'm only reposting this because I couldn't find this solution offered anywhere else online, and I'm hoping that my post can help anyone else who is having the same problem.

Elaine Wilson Elaine Wilson 20 Points

I've never tried 3d printing, but I really want to. 
I'm working on 2D printing, designing for it, and developing presentations. I find material for my work on this site There is a wide selection of slides on any topic and cool prices.

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