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raspberry pi and 3d printing

Raspberry Pi and 3D Printing

Raspberry Pi is a “system on a chip” model that integrates all components of a computer onto a single chip. It was invented in 2012 to help computer science classes be more empowered to reach kids and help them learn programming before they lose interest in STEM fields.

These little chips, which run between $25 and $35 dollars, have developed a huge community following—more than 4.5 million have been sold in the last three years.

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3D Printing in the Classroom

Kids are amazing learners. They pick up on lessons with ease and carry them for the rest of their lives.

But because kids remember everything, it’s extremely important to introduce complex ideas to them in a fun and age-appropriate way.

One field that often loses kids’ interest after elementary school is STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math. Although kids tend to go into their school years with an enthusiasm for scientific discovery, only about 16% of students leave school with the same level of enthusiasm.

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3D Printing: SLA vs SLS

When you’re getting ready to get your design made into a prototype, choosing your method is an extremely important step in the process.

If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably already settled on 3D printing…or you’re at least leaning in that direction. Two of the 3D printing services we offer are SLA and SLS.

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3D Printed Art

Although often overlooked in a world of technology, art can play an important part in our lives. 3D printing enthusiasts and artists are looking for ways to combine these two passions into one beautiful past time.

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2015 Trends in 3D Printing

1. Patents will expire.

This means more ideas and processes will be legally available to inventors. And that means that more products will be available to consumers. In 2014, some SLA patents expired and in 2015, some SLS patents will expire as well. So maybe this will be the year that FDM isn’t the only type of 3D printer available for at home use.

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Medical Advances in 3D Printing

Although 3D printing has been around for thirty years, its medical applications have only been around for half that time.

It all started when, in 2000, a bioengineer named Thomas Boland modified an old inkjet printer so that it would print living cells instead of standard printer ink. Further modifications to the printer made it possible for the tray to move up and down along the Z-axis to print the cells on top of each other in layers—this is what makes it three dimensional instead of just a single layer of cells in a funny shape.

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a brief history of 3D printing

A Brief History of 3D Printing

We’ve talked about 3D printing before on this blog, and if you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, you’ll know that we eat up any article that’s about 3D printing in any of its forms.

What I want to explain to you today is a little bit of its timeline. While it’s making some HUGE strides every day, we can’t forget about the history of 3D printing.

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3D printer

3D Printing

3D printing is a technology that has been around since the 1980s but has just started receiving excited media attention. Its possibilities are endless and the media hype is understandable…but what exactly IS 3D printing? How does it work? And is it the right way to make your prototype?

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