Faculty Advisor

Bergstrom, Torbjorn Stansen

Abstract

3D printing itself is not a brand new technology. The first 3D printer was invented in 1983 by Charles Hull. Until recent years the technology was mainly only available for industrial use. The first desktop 3D printer was created in 2001 by Solidimension. Since then the technology has become less and less expensive making it more available to the general public. Different methods for the use of 3D printers and other manufacturing technologies in educational settings were developed to further familiarize the engineers of tomorrow about useful technology.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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