What is 3D printing & Why?

It's much bigger than you think, I promise.

With over 20 years of experience using many different types of 3D printers, I am considered one of the head professionals for the use of 3D printers in education in South Carolina.  I was exposed to my first 3D printer (a ZCorp resin machine) as a student in high school through a technical college over 24 years ago. Yes, they have been around that long. I currently have three different 3D printers in my classroom as well as two at home. They are all used regularly for a variety of design projects and prototypes. I am also an expert CAD user and comfortable with a variety of design programs and can help you learn what you need to get started.  I look forward to sharing all of that with you and your school or district.  My first 3D printer was valued at over $50,000 just 9 years ago and you can buy them now for a few hundred dollars at the local hardware store.  

Let me answer the following questions:  Why do we need 3D Printers in schools?  How do we implement in classrooms? How is this preparing our students for higher order thinking?

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