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Beth Stackpole
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Re: An Alternative
Beth Stackpole   7/14/2011 8:30:45 PM
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@bcarlson: Thanks so much for sharing. Great to see first hand how this kind of technology helps in the classroom, but also to see how the hands-on approach makes for enthusiastic students and one heck of a teacher! Exposing students at such an early age to 3D printing technology is somewhat of a mindblower. It will end up being no different or no more unique for them than a computer or cell phone is today.

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Re: An Alternative
bcarlson   7/14/2011 6:22:09 PM
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Here is the interview of the teacher in Kansas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPZOxsSo6EA

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3d printing... sooo good!
SoCalPE   7/8/2011 3:25:04 PM
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Through my workplaces, I have been fortunate to have access to 3d printing for the last 15 years, from the very early edition, very expensive SLS machines in the aerospace industry to consumer product development with low-cost FDM machines manufactured by Stratasys (made in the USA).  I love this technology so much that even after moving to another company I lobbied the benefits of the FDM machine and got another one purchased for the mechanical design team.  The cost of this technology keeps coming down.  The first machine I purchased was $30K and the most recent was $18K.  The benefits of evaluating fit, form and function with an overnight build of parts in your own office are priceless!

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Re: An Alternative
Beth Stackpole   7/8/2011 12:04:08 PM
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That is a great idea. Great way to engage the kids and an even better way to ramp up that engineering exposure early on. We need more of that.

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Re: An Alternative
bcarlson   7/8/2011 11:59:35 AM
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I have been in classrooms where teachers have used the ModelMaker and 3D models with their lesson plans. For example, a 6th grade history teacher in Kansas had her students design the pryamids of Giza, the Great Wall of China, etc on Google SketchUp and then printed the models on the 3D printer. The kids were very excited to have their models become a reality.

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Re: An Alternative
Beth Stackpole   7/8/2011 11:34:57 AM
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@bcarlson: Are you a teacher and are you using the ModelMaker in the classroom? If so, how are the students leveraging it?

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An Alternative
bcarlson   7/8/2011 11:27:10 AM
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It's true, 3D printing is going to change our everyday life. From classrooms to office environments around the world, 3D printers are becoming an important part of our society.

The 3D printer company I like is 2BOT. They manufacture the ModelMaker, which is user friendly and easy - students have no challengese printing with it. Plus, the materials the ModelMaker uses are inexpensive when compared to other companies.

There are many companies in the race to become the top player of the market. I believe 2BOT is one of those players. They are an alternative to other 3D printers available.

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Re: Inovation
Beth Stackpole   7/8/2011 9:00:00 AM
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That's certainly a compelling promise. Keep us posted!

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Re: Inovation
Timmmy49   7/8/2011 8:25:04 AM
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I believe that someday the 3D printers will be able to produce metal components that will use for production.  If (when) this happens, you will see more optimized, light weight, cost efficient products.  There is no machining, so money will be saved on tooling, fixturing, and setup time.  I work in the aerospace industry and we are already talking on how we could implement this technology into our design phase.  I can’t wait to see where this technology goes.


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Re: Inovation
Beth Stackpole   7/7/2011 7:31:06 PM
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Thanks for your feedback, Timmmy49. I've also heard about the evolution of materials that can be used in these devices--pretty exciting, indeed. How do you see something like powdered metals changing or improving the way you're already deploying 3D printers for prototyping? Do you see being able to actually produce parts more cheaply?

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