Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3D Printing Heats Up on Campus - Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

More than just a toy for engineers, 3D printing is beginning to move from experimental tech to multi-disciplinary learning tool. A young woman walks up to a vending machine, slides her student ID card, plugs in a USB drive, specifies the right file, chooses a color and starts the production process. When her object is printed, the machine shoves it into a tray and sends her a text message that it's ready for pickup — practically like buying a Snickers bar. So goes another print job for DreamVendor 2, Virginia Tech's latest experiment in open-access 3D printing. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/02/26/3d-printing-heats-up-on-campus.aspx

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