See how 3D is making a difference in K-12 education. Learn how it can fit into everyday curriculum during Richmond County Schools’ 3D Open House, on Sept 28, 2013.
It’s easy to think about 3D printing only in terms of the objects it actually creates. It’s easy to think it couldn’t possibly help kids get on the right track. But when you hear YouthQuest STEM instructor Tom Meeks talk, conventional thinking about the effect of 3D printing gets flipped on its head. In fact, says Meeks, 3D printing is changing lives.
by Josh O'Dell
James T. Kirk called space the final frontier for good reason. Who knows what awaits there, what resources exist, what little scientific nuggets lie waiting in a distant galaxy, what discoveries are yet to be made. Planetary Resources, a Seattle-based group of earthlings, is making strides to see just what space has in store. Their mission: to bring “the natural resources of space within humanity’s economic sphere of influence.” What does this mean? They’re finding ways to mine asteroids for valuable resources. And 3D Systems is strapping in for the ride, ready to boldly go…
By Emily Reif, Marketing Intern
Being far from proficient at CAD, let alone 3D scanning and printing, I was surprised they even let me use the Geomagic equipment. See, I’m an intern.
I was even more surprised when I produced something that not only resembled the original trinket I had scanned, but almost looked like something I would spend real money on. Maybe I’m a professional and I don’t even know it.
A couple of weeks ago we told you about an awesome summer 3D scanning workshop for high school students in North Carolina’s Richmond County Schools. “The Summer of Kainotomia 2013” is the brainchild of Jeff Epps, the district’s Director of Informational Technology.
This week the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released four new 3D facial reconstructions of four murder victims, giving new life to a case that has stymied investigators for more than 27 years. The facial reconstructions were created in Geomagic Freeform, where Forensic Imaging Specialist Joe Mullins sculpted the victims’ features on top of skeletal CT scans.
We see stories of huge CAD installations at Fortune 500 manufacturers around the world. We get submersed in complex PLM stories with global design work processes being undertaken 24/7. But what we don’t often see is how small manufacturing shops are building their own futures by using CAD tools that revolutionize their production processes without costing a lot.
3D Systems Geomagic Solutions is going to summer school as a proud partner of the Richmond County School District for its “Summer of Kainotomia 2013” scanning summer camp.
3D printing is changing how we make everything from medical implants to houses. Now, FabLab Nyack will introduce the public to the new intersection of 3D printing and fine art. The Hudson Valley-based fabrication laboratory is taking art competitions into digital 3D with Bits to Its: 3D Printed Art competition, the world’s first juried 3D-printed art show.
Summer days are coming among us here at our Geomagic Solutions RTP office, nice enough, in fact for a company lunch outside today. But the serious work continues on and here are a few highlights from our week for your reading (and viewing) pleasure.