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3D Printing Papers and Projects (Prof. Edward Aboufadel)

Papers and Projects

(by Zachary Ash, Fall 2017)

(by E. Aboufadel, Summer 2016)
(by E. Aboufadel, Summer 2015)

(by E. Aboufadel, 2014-16)
(by Lindsay Czap, Fall 2014)

(by E. Aboufadel, Summer 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 Icosohedron
Supporting 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.

Talk to the Hand:  Creating a 3D Print From Photographs

September 2016:  Enhancing Mathematical Learning Experiences with 3D Printing -- Session at the 2016 SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education:  Part I, Part II.

Laura Taalman's MakerHome blog -- A mathematics professor created a 3D print every day for a year.

Using "2.5D pyramids" (by Richard Zhang)

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))

David Bachman's 3D printing pages

Gregor Luetolf's "Gem Komplett" (a single object which contains all the Archimedean and Catalan solids). More here.

3D-printed parabola manipulative (by Matthew Peterson)