3D Printing — Skylar Morgan
Within the Advanced Technologies program, we use a variety of tools and software to enhance our knowledge and skills within the world of computers. One of those such tools that we use frequently is the 3D Printer. Simply put, a 3D printer produces a solid three-dimensional object from a digital file. The object itself is created through an additive process by laying down successive layers of formative material. Eighth graders use the 3D printer, along with 3D Builder, as an introduction into the world of 3D printing and basic 3D design. First-year students use the 3D printer mostly within the more in depth and more extensive, 3D builder unit, which includes designing and racing a CO2 car. We also are able to reproduce plastic parts that may otherwise take a long time to acquire.