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ERIC Number: EJ1156591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Future Is 3D
Carter, Luke
Primary Science, n139 p5-7 Sep 2015
3D printers are a way of producing a 3D model of an item from a digital file. The model builds up in successive layers of material placed by the printer controlled by the information in the computer file. In this article the author argues that 3D printers are one of the greatest technological advances of recent times. He discusses practical uses of the printers, in-school applications, cost implications, using the software, and the impact the 3D printer had on his year 3 (ages 7-8) and 5 (ages 9-10) students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom