Here’s one way 3D printing is enhancing curriculum

A veterinary college is using 3D printing technology to create models students will use to practice surgical skills.

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) will incorporate the 3D models into an innovations elective course that will be offered in January 2019.

In the summer of 2018, LMU-CVM acquired two 3D printers–a resin-based 3D printer and a fused deposition modeling printer. Multiple types of materials can be used in the development process. For example, soft resins mimic tissues, while bone colored resins can be used for anatomy. This greatly expands the number of models that LMU is able to develop.…Read More

The next big tech: Bringing 3D printing to the classroom

Exploring curiosity through 3D printing has serious potential for faculty and students in the classroom

The frame and motion systems of Robox 3D printer are designed to be extremely rigid and accurately positioned.

The rise in popularity for 3D printing in recent years could easily be considered the next Industrial Revolution.

In fact, the theme of the Inside 3D Printing Conference this year was “The Third Industrial Revolution,” which speaks to how 3D printing opens up the door to more product manufacturing at home.

We’ve already begun to see how 3D printing has made significant changes to how we live today – from small business to medical advancements – so it comes as no surprise that 3D printing and education have been gaining mainstream attention. Here’s why:…Read More

Watch: Scientists optimize 3D printer to create new bones

We won’t be surprised if the time comes when we can print just about anything, says Yahoo! News. Even today 3D printing is advanced enough to create toys, a fully-operational car, and even teeth and blood vessels. Now, researchers from the Washington State University have come up with a technique to make new bones using a commercially-available 3D printer they optimized for the study. The repurposed printer sprays a plastic binder over a bed of bone-like calcium phosphate powder with silicon and zinc additives that double the strength of the man-made bone. This results in a sheet half a hair thin, so the process is repeated over and over again, building up layers of the ultra-thin sheet to create the structure. These artificial bones don’t actually replace real ones—they act as a temporary scaffold on which new bone cells grow, eventually dissolving inside the body with no side effects…

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