Workshop Teaches 3D Printing Techniques

To many, the concept of three-dimensional printing makes no sense. How could anything transform from one to three dimensions through the use of a printer?
Touted as one of the most disruptive technologies of the century, affordable 3D printers are altering the ways we create, consume, and learn. What does it take to design a 3D model and prepare it for printing? What tools do you use in the creating and printing processes? Using our Makerbot Replicator, Liz Arum and Jon Santiago, instructors from MakerBot Industries, held a workshop last Friday at the Reed-Gumenick Library. They walked student and faculty participants through the basics of 3D modeling and printing and how you can incorporate 3D modeling into the classroom. Stop by the library and see the miniature animals and objects designed and printed during the workshop.