Sketchup is a great, free, introduction to CAD software program; now there is a way to transfer files created there into Solidworks. This would allow for designs done in Sketchup to be saved as stl. files that your classroom 3D printer can recognize. How cool is that?
Our organization, iLab // Haiti has brought the first two 3D printers (Replicator 1's) to the country of Haiti. We're teaching them to 3D model using SketchUp and Rhino, with the hope of teaching Autodesk's Inventor.
We received a really endearing message in our inbox the other day that was just too sweet for me not to post in full: My name is Pieter Scholtz I’m a high school student in South Africa ,I was wondering if you could help me with a post, I would be...
Researchers have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into 3D printing processes to create medical implants out of non-toxic polymers. The compound is riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2.
One of the greatest benefits from the world going digital and online is the convenience factor, as many of our daily (sometimes) mundane rituals can now be completed within a single web browsing session.
Brian Robin's insight:
Do you want to be a hit with the Natural History teacher at your school? Print them FOSSILS!! GB3D Type Fossils Online is archiving the fossils of Great Britain.