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Some 3D Printing Links

Some 3D Printing Links

We’re charging ahead with 3D printing. The Duke Multimedia Project Studio (MPS) has 3D printers available, and the upcoming DDI call for proposals will include a section on maker technologies with a focus on 3D printing. Want to know more about 3D printing? You might find these resources useful. If you have a resource about 3D printing you’d like to share with the DDI community, please send it to ddi-requests@duke.edu.

Thanks to DDI intern, Eric Boykin, for finding these resources!

“The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing.“ This blog post is from a company blog, but you might find its description of providing 3D printing services in a university library useful and interesting.

“Exciting Developments in Uses of 3D Printing in Education.” Read about some examples of how 3D printing is being used in high schools and colleges. Note that the article says 3D printers don’t require intensive maintenance. Our experience is that they do require attention to maintenance! But the educational examples are worth reviewing.

“3D printer may offer key to organ creation.” 3D printers are used to print many materials. Read about one effort to print living material that might be used for implants.

“Lab Equipment Made With 3-D Printers Could Cut Costs by 97%.” What happens when you replace commercially available lab equipment with items generated largely with 3-D printing technology? Read this article to find out.

“Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment.” Read about one example of making 3D printer models (files) available freely. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059840

Photo credit: By Baminnick (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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