Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 Technology Reports

Mr. Welch (5th/6th)

The Amazing World of 3D Printers

by Fifi Pomperdinkle


        You are floating through space trying to fix your ship. You realize that you don’t have the tool you need. If you don’t get the tool, you are going to die alone in space. How are you going to get the tool! What you need is a 3D printer.  This report will open you up to the amazing world of 3D printers.  First, you will read about how 3D printers work.  For example, I will tell you about the many different materials that you use to print 3D stuff. Next, you will read about the history of 3D printers, like who invented them.  Finally, you will read some amazingly interesting facts about 3D printers. I’ll bet you didn’t know that 3D printers have been saving lives!

How Does It Work

        Have you ever wondered what materials 3D printers use? Well you’re about to find out. According to www.inkpal.com, some things 3D printers use are, nylon, epoxy resins, ABS and PLA plastics and powder materials.  Powder materials are used for the most intelligent printers where a laser goes through it and turns it into a 3D printed object, but that’s another paragraph. I think it’s super cool that there are more than one type of materials that 3D printers can use. So if you don’t like the way the powder material printed object feels, you can have a plastic 3D printed object.

        I have personally wondered how 3D printers know what to print.  Matt Petronzio says that a computer starts it all.  All you have to do is choose your modeling software, model what you want to print on the program and send it to the 3D printer to print. All you need is a computer, a modeling program and a really expensive piece of hardware called a 3D printer.

        Lots of people don’t know that there is more than one way to 3D print. One can read on Wikipedia that the two types of 3D printing are using powder materials and a laser or layering down a liquid. When they are using powder materials, a laser goes on the powder and traces out the shape of the object you want to print. The powder material isn’t just any powder material though, it is the kind of powder that when a laser touches it, it turns solid. The liquid material is used by laying down multiple layers. How epic is it that there isn’t just one type of 3D printing but two!!!

History

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Interesting Facts

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Works Cited

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Last name, First name. "Article Title." Website Title. Publisher of Website, Day Month Year article was published. Web. Day Month Year article was accessed. <URL>.

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Cain, Kevin. "The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication." Social Media Today RSS N.p., 29 June 2012. Web. 02 Jan. 2013. <http://www.website.com/folder/subfolder/file.html>