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3d Printing in Education

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3d Printing in Education


3d Printing in Universities.

https://www.instagram.com/uimakerlab/

http://makerlab.illinois.edu/

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Microfluids and 3D Printing

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Microfluids and 3D Printing


NC State’s enthusiasts are doing lot of work for Microfluids. They found the liquid metal can be transform into 3d printed product.

This is fast and simple technique for making human body parts or metal objects.

According to Sidra Waheed, Joan M. Cabot, Niall P. Macdonald, Trevor Lewis,
3D printing has the potential to significantly change the field of microfluidics. The ability to fabricate a complete microfluidic device in a single step from a computer model has obvious attractions.
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2016/lc/c6lc00284f?page=search

Princeton University, USA

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The Princeton Universities 3D Printer lab mainly used for hobby projects. In the begining they use PPPL and than they started using MakerBot. They use to make plastic objects.

Princeton’s students wanted to have Environmental friendly printer for all kinds of situations.

http://bp.pppl.gov/pub_report//2014/PPPL-4985.pdf

 

 

https://pppl.princeton.edu/3d_printer_lab

 

Yobi3D: A Search Engine for 3D Models

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According to Yobi3D,” this is a Search Engine for 3D Models, which allows users to perform the keyword search for 3D models on the Internet. Yobi3D provides a built-in viewer that allows users to see 3D models from different angles using the browser.  Users can rotate the 3D model in any direction using the cursor. Users can also zoom in and zoom out, view a wireframe of the object, and go to the website where the model can be downloaded.  Yobi3D has been considered the Google of 3D models.  Advanced search parameters can be specified, for example, minimum or maximum number of vertices, minimum or maximum number of polygons, type of license, file formats, level of difficulty for printing (easy, medium or hard), and so on.

Yobi3D was founded by Jessy Lee, Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.  Yobi3D is headquartered in Taiwan”.:)

Yobi3D Facebook Page

Yobi3D Youtube Video

https://www.yobi3d.com

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CoLiDo Technology Making it Easy to Remove Printouts from 3D Printers

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According to the CoLiDo Technology,” it is easy to remove printouts from 3D printers. 3D printers print objects on a build tray.  The filament used for 3D printing objects (for example, PLA filament) is melted for creating the 3D printed objects and cools down on the build tray.  As the melted filament cools down, the generated object sticks firmly to the build tray.  Removing the object can be messy.  It often requires tools like cutters, knives, or hammers.  In the process, the object can break or the build tray can get scratched.

Colido 3D printers address the problem of the melted  filament sticking to the tray.  CoLiDo 3D printers use a patented glass platform that is coated by a material that prevents the melted filament from sticking to it.  This allows the 3D printed object to be removed easily.  CoLiDo printers show the temperature of the build tray so you know if it has cooled down.  Once the tray has cooled down sufficiently, one can remove the object with bare hands.  Any waste remaining on the tray can be wiped clean.

CoLiDo 3D printers and filaments are powered by Print-Rite.  Print-Rite is a leader in the aftermarket printer consumable industry.  Print-Rite is headquartered in Hong Kong and has manufacturing facilities in Zhuhai, Shanghai.  Print-Rite has over 1,800 patents in aftermarket printer consumables. Print-Rite provides information for the CoLiDo brand of 3D printers and related products through CoLiDo.com”.:)

 

http://www.colido.com/

Comparing 3D printout removal of CoLiDo 3D Printers with other 3D Printers

CoLiDo on Facebook
CoLiDo Blog

Print-Rite

Strata 3D University

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Strata 3D University

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According to the Strata 3D University,” This is an online resource offering tutorials and learning resources for Strata software products.  The primary Strata product covered is Design 3D. Design 3D is a professional level 3D modeling and animation software offered by Strata. Strata 3D University offers more than a thousand tutorial videos.  They offer a month-to-month subscription or a 12-month subscription.

Design 3D is a software offered by Strata that allows modeling of 3D objects that can be 3D printed. Design 3D allows exporting designs created to file formats that are accepted by many 3D printers. Since Design 3D is a very versatile tool for 3D modeling, not all designs created using Design 3D may be suitable for 3D printing.  Designers have to follow certain guidelines to create designs that can be 3D printed”.:)

https://www.strata.com/university/

strata.com/design-3d-cx-8-for-mac/

strata.com/design-3d-cx-for-windows/

support.strata.com/index.php?action=artikel&cat=7&id=456&artlang=en

RepRap Project: A 3D Printer than can print its own components

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RepRap Project: A 3D Printer than can print its own components

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According to the RepRap project,” it is a self-replicating 3D printer.  RepRap is short for replicating rapid prototyper.  The RepRap project started as an open source project.  Therefore, all designs produced under the project are released under a free software license.  So, if you have a RepRap 3D printer, you can print parts of another RepRap printer and assemble it. Even if not all parts of the printer are 3D printed by the machine, being able to print most of the parts bring down the cost of the 3D printer significantly.

RepRap uses an additive manufacturing process called fused filament fabrication.  RepRap allows printing several common use articles.   The ability to print common articles by consumers is known to be environmentally friendly.  RepRap was founded in 2005 by Dr. Adrian Bowyer, of the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.  In 2011, RepRapPro, a company dedicated to open-source 3D printing was formed as a result of collaboration between RepRap Limited and eMAKER Limited.  RepRap kits are available for purchase from RepRapPro.  The customer purchases the kit and assembles it.  At present, there are four different kits available for Ormerod, Mendel, Huxley, and Fisher”.:)

http://reprap.org/

Wikipedia: RepRap Project

Wikipedia: Adrian Bowyer

 

Singapore Centre for 3D Printing of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Singapore Centre for 3D Printing of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) is a center of excellence at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for consolidating cutting edge technology and research in the area of 3D printing. SC3DP has secured close to $150m funding from various sources. The goal of SC3DP is to expand in the following industry sectors (1) Future of Manufacturing, (2) Aerospace and Defense, (3)  Building and Construction, and (4) Marine and offshore.  SC3DP provides Ph.D. programmes as well as Master’s programmes for students interested in 3D printing.

According to Professor Chua Chee Kai, Executive Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, “Singapore, a place where East meets West, and a place where 3D Printing can be rooted back to the late 1980s, must take leadership in developing new 3D Printing manufacturing technologies and training future 3D Printing engineer leaders, for Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. … By taking advantage of Singapore’s position and strong manufacturing reputation, coupled with anticipating infrastructures and an accessible pool of talents, SC3DP offers an ideal setting in Asia to attract and support global businesses.”:)

http://sc3dp.ntu.edu.sg

http://sc3dp.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/Pages/News-Detail.aspx?news=b15005bc-3ba8-44e4-97b3-88ebb5ba708d

Blooms: Strobe Animated 3D Printed Sculptures

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Blooms: Strobe Animated 3D Printed Sculptures

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According to John Edmark, ” He is an inventor and designer who teaches at Stanford University has designed 3D printed sculptures called blooms that animate when spun and lit by a strobe light. These sculptures can be used to create fascinating animations using a video camera with a fast shutter speed.  The 3D printed sculpture is rotated at a particular speed synchronized with the shutter speed of the video camera that captures a picture every time the object turns by a particular angle.  As a result, fascinating animations are created as shown in the videos below.  These designs are available for printing from Shapeways.  A turntable and a strobe light are needed to animate a bloom.  Generating an animation using a bloom is similar to Zoetrope.  The number of spirals on each sculpture is always Fibonacci numbers.  Therefore these are also called Fibonacci Zoetropes”.:)

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/edmark

http://web.stanford.edu/~edmark/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoetrope

http://web.stanford.edu/~edmark/FLV/video.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/Blooming-Zoetrope-Sculptures/

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