Monday, November 7, 2011

Ever wanted to own your own 3D Printer????

Now you can!  One of our favourite things about ULearn11 was 3D Printing Systems stand. 
These little machines are fantastic as they can print 3-D plastic models using your own designs.  It uses heat in the nozzle and on the platform which warms up the thin plastic fed.  Check out the vid to see it in action…

This machine is great low cost way for producing prototypes, engineering pieces and art pieces. With minimum machine set up, it’s very clean and quiet to run.   In fact the machine comes out of the box ready to go.  An amazing way to show your students how useful technology can be. 
Pretty inspiring too - we are still trying to get our heads around how it prints a completed ball-bearing kit!

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