What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a method of creating a physical three-dimensional object from a digital model. 3D printing is an additive process, meaning that the object is created by adding material layer by layer. Our machines are Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers. A plastic filament is pushed through a small hole in a heated metal nozzle (the extruder.) That nozzle is attached to a robot that can move the nozzle from left-to-right (X), front-to-back (Y), and up-and-down (Z). The printer extrudes a layer of the model in two dimensions and then moves up a fraction of a millimeter to draw the next layer, continuing until you have a completed 3D object.
3D printed adaptations, 8th grade science project
Darth Unicorn, mascot of the Hall of Fail