3D printing in curriculum. 3D printing is now for everybody. Kids love to do 3d printing.
Recent case study about STEM program can easily show us how much effect our schools curriculum has now a days.
STEM teachers told about,“I have students who don’t do any kind of work at all, but they’ll do 3D printing. It’s engaging enough that they actually want to complete assignments and show them off. They love it.”
“One of my students told me she now wants to be a biomedical engineer”.
3d Printing’s new big thing is coming from MIT. Making buildings
3D printing is in technological era making their footprints more and more powerful and adventures.
Mechanical Engineering PhD defense Mr. Steven Keating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in August 2016.
In Mr. Steven Keating’s presentation about MIT’s new invention to make 3d printed buildings. According to Mr. Steven’s,” this robot can make building in 14 hours”. This “Digital Construction Platform” — is intended to be self-sufficient, but right now it requires humans to monitor it for safety reasons. In the test, the researchers programmed the prototype to create a dome and used a spray foam commonly used in buildings and homes. The whole system can be powered electrically or with solar panels. “With this process, we can replace one of the key parts of making a building, right now. It could be integrated into a building site tomorrow,” said Steven Keating, co-author of a paper published in the journal “Science Robotics.
“in the future, to have something totally autonomous, that you could send to the moon or Mars or Antarctica, and it would just go out and make these buildings for years,”
According to Mr. Josef Prusa, “The Prusa i3 MK2 printer can automatically find the calibration points and because it knows its geometry (how skewed the axes are) it can correct it live during the print as it does with automatic mesh bed leveling”. 🙂
The Prusa i3 MK2 is open source and the firmware is available.