A Student Prints an Engine Block

By on June 1st, 2010 in learning


A wonderful story by Julie LaChance relates her first encounter with a 3D printer. We love these stories because we can see the awesome and profound revelation people feel when they suddenly “get it” and realize what could be when 3D printing breaks out. 
In this story, Julie had a “you have to see this” moment when a student modelled an engine block and then printed it (apparently on the school’s ZCorp 3D printer). Julie walks us through the steps from design to curing with Z-Bond. 
What a fantastic opportunity!  Drafting classes across the district can print to this printer and while i was in the classroom, I saw a few other student graduation projects that were being printed.  I think this is such a great way to display the works that students have created in a way that is more meaningful to that student as well as students or teachers (like me) that really don’t understand the programs they’re using in that class.  
Welcome to the 3D world, Julie!

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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