April 28, 2014

2014 Technology Reports

Mr. Welch (5th/6th)

3D Printers

By: The Cookie Monster

Wow thats so cool. I’m betting you’re wondering what I’m talking about. This report is about 3D printers. In this report you will read about the history of the 3D printer.  For example, who made the 1st 3D printer. Next, you will read about what it will bring in the future, like how will it improve over time.  Finally, you will read about other interesting facts. I’ll bet you didn’t know that the materials used for 3D printing are very interesting.

History

        

Do you know who invented the 1st 3D printer?  said, Lauren Orsini, the 1st 3D printer was invented by Charles W. Better known as Chuck Hull. I think thats awesome because if he didn’t think of it, we wouldn’t be able to 3D print. The sad thing is it wasn’t originally his idea. He took someone elses idea and made it real.

        What about when the first 3D printer was made. According to wikipedia, the first 3D printer was made around the 1980s.  The thing is that it wasn’t until the early 2010s that they became widely available. I think its cool to learn about how long things have been around for.

Did you know how long it took to invent the 3D printer? 3d systems, this website says, it took many month and thousands of dollars. They also had to get a lot of engineers.  I think thats cool because without it we wouldn’t have it.

Future

        

Do you know how the 3D printer might be improved. According to the site national geographic, copying nature could make 3D printers safer and better. Right now people will start with toys for kids. Then they will make shoes and more interesting things. I think its good that the 3D printer will become safer and better.

How about what it might be able to make in the future. Readwrite said, we will soon be able to make a 2,500 square foot home in 24 hours, trees, and meat and leather. Those are just some of the things it soon might be able to make. I think that its good that it’s expanding its limits.

In the future 3D printing could cost less. This website Geek.com, says. They say that it could help lower the cost of printing. Thats what Jiangsu Jinghe Hi-Tech is hoping. If 3D printer don’t cost a lot I think that good.

"Cost of 3D printing could plummet thanks to new material derived from straw | News | Geek.com."Geekcom. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.geek.com/news/cost-of-3d-printing-could-plummet-thanks-to-new-material-derived-from-straw-1592453/>.

Howard, Brian. "Improving 3-D Printing by Copying Nature." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 7 July 2013. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130707-3d-printing-biomimicry-green-design-science/>.

"30 Years of Innovation." www.3dsystems.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.3dsystems.com/30-years-innovation>.

"3D printing." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 May 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing>.

"5 Crazy Things We May Soon Be Able To 3D Print." ReadWrite. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://readwrite.com/2014/02/17/future-of-3d-printing-what-can-we-3d-print#awesm=~oFtYLMx2ProoBt>.