August 2015: What Can A Mathematician Do With A 3D Printer? -- Contributed Paper Session at MathFest, Washington, DC (TCPS #9) Dilanka Wettewa's Ultimate 3D-Printing Cheat Sheet Papers and Projects (by E. Aboufadel, Summer 2015)3D Printing a Pendant with a Logo See more pendants, ornaments, etc. by Prof. Aboufadel on the Thingiverse (by Lindsay Czap, Fall 2014)3D Printing an Octohedron Related File: Alternative version "Octohedron Skeleton" in OPENSCAD (Zip file)(by E. Aboufadel, Winter 2014)3D Printing the MAA Logo's IcosohedronSupporting Files: Mathematica file Large icosohedron file Small icosohedron file (by Melissa Sherman-Bennett, Sylvanna Krawczyk, and E. Aboufadel, Summer 2013)During the summer of 2013, Melissa Sherman-Bennett, Sylvanna Krawczyk, and Prof. Edward Aboufadel investigated how to use a 3D printer, applying mathematical ideas to data sets to print a variety of objects. They wrote a primer on 3D printing for mathematics professors and their students (link available below). In the primer is the description of a number of projects that can be completed with a 3D printer. For many of the projects, Mathematica is used to
design objects that mathematicians may be interested in printing.
Included in the projects that are described is a method to acquire data
from an XBox Kinect. Supporting Files: Primer on the arXiv (from REU 2013) Cube as an .stl file, Processing .pde file to use Kinect data (Zip file) Talk to the Hand: Creating a 3D Print From PhotographsA Brief Selection of Interesting Mathematically-Connected 3D Printing Links2015 TED Talk -- Making 3D Printing 100x Faster and Science article (by Joseph DeSimone) Laura Taalman's MakerHome blog -- A mathematics professor created a 3D print every day for a year. Using "2.5D pyramids" (by Richard Zhang) A trefoil knot and its fibrations (by Fred Hohman) OPENSCAD home page (free 3D editor) David Austin's Feature Column on the construction of the extruder path from the STL file. Francesco de Comité's homepage (using several programming languages (Java+ImageJ), or software tools with programming facilities (Povray, Blender)) Oliver Knill (of Harvard U.)'s pages on 3D printing (includes the Archmides proof) |

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