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MSU invites students, community to use 3D printer – KY3

by • July 15, 2016 • No Comments

Emerging technologies in the classroom: Missouri State University is the latest to put a 3-D printing device to practical use.


It’s on the market for all students and the community.
It’s a one-of-a-kind innovation which is definitely been around for decades, but it has only become additional accessible.
“This is only becoming additional inexpensive
and it is excellent which we, staff, ability, and students and the community participants can come and use it,” Head of Music and Media Jir Shin Boey said.
The printing device at Missouri State starts with either a desktop image or a scan. So, it gets to work via melted plastic to manufacture a 3-D likeness of the image.
“Layer upon layer and what you see there is kind of towards the end but it started out at the bottom and only created it is way up,” Scott Fischer said.
Whilst objects can only be so big, they can be intricate. But, with which kind of more detail, it is not a swift print. The print time itself depends on the dimensions and shape, but which is definitely not the final step.
Washing takes of six hours. That separates the material which holds the piece in place of the actual object.

Boey says the printing opens new doors in education.
“I’ve got students who have printed an anatomical heart,” Boey said.
She says, in the expanding world of innovation, 3-D printing is only the beginning.
“We have emerging technologies which include virtual realities, holograms,” Boey said.
They charge by the cubic inch. If you want a thing created, donate them of two days notice. They’re located in Meyer library on campus.


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