TITLE

3-D Printing a Goo Goo

AUTHOR(S)
Simkins, Michael
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Tech & Learning;Mar2008, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31635269

 

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