3-D Printing a Goo Goo

Simkins, Michael
March 2008
Tech & Learning;Mar2008, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p48
The article highlights an inexpensive three-dimensional printer called fabber, developed by researchers at the Cornell Computational Synthesis Lab. It mentions that a fabber enables users to do rapid prototyping safely and inexpensively by using computer-aided design or geometric modeling software. It reports that the fabber uses a variety of gooey substances that harden when exposed to air, which the printer methodically builds 3-D object from the ground up. It notes that the fabber could help demystify technology and enable students to enter new realms of technological understanding and creativity.


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