Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab (Technology in Action)

Learn how to manage and integrate the technology of 3D printers in the classroom, library, and lab. With this book, the authors give practical, lessons-learned advice about the nuts and bolts of what happens when you mix 3D printers, teachers, students, and the general public in environments ranging from K-12 and university classrooms to libraries, museums, and after-school community programs.
Take your existing programs to the next level with Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab. Organized in a way that is readable and easy to understand, this book is your guide to the many technology options available now in both software and hardware, as well as a compendium of practical use cases and a discussion of how to create experiences that will align with curriculum standards. 
You’ll examine the whole range of working with a 3D printer, from purchase decision to curriculum design. Finally this book points you forward to the digital-fabrication future current students will face, discussing how key skills can be taught as cost-effectively as possible.
What You’ll Learn
  • Discover what is really involved with using a 3D printer in a classroom, library, lab, or public space
  • Review use cases of 3D printers designed to enhance student learning and to make practical parts, from elementary school through university research lab
  • Look at career-planning directions in the emerging digital fabrication arena
  • Work with updated tools, hardware, and software for 3D printing
Who This Book Is For

Educators of all levels, both formal (classroom) and informal (after-school programs, libraries, museums).

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Watch: The World's First 3D Printed Aluminium Guitar In Action

It was a world’s first and just last month the team from Holland that were responsible for putting it all together, Xilloc, posted a video online to show the world how good the guitar sounds.

Affectionately known as the Heavy Metal, the guitar is a testament to Diegal’s desire to push the limits of metal 3D printing; “[I also wanted] to better understand the intricacies of the whole process, from ‘design for additive manufacturing’, to the actual 3D printing of the guitar, to the post-processing that is required to go from a 3D-printed metal part straight of the machine to a usable masterpiece,” Diegel said.

In order for the guitar to be printed, Diegel sought out Xilloc. The company is at the forefront of 3D-printing development and the specialise in ceramics, carbon fiber and metals. They used an EOS M400 printer to make Heavy Metal in a single piece using aluminium power at 0.1 mm thick layers. It took a few more days to file, sand and polish the guitar and after strapping on a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, Diegel’s new axe was complete.  

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