Makerspaces and 3D printing: The New DIY

Jose Sanchez (Library and Information Science)

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model. The technology is used in the fields of architecture, fashion, automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, civil engineering, and many others. Recently, consumer level 3D printers have become available and new uses for the technology are rapidly appearing. The goal of our class is to examine the feasibility of using 3D printing as a learning tool for university students, K-12 students, and adult learners. In order to test the abilities and limitations of 3D printing we will work in a makerspace to create our own 3D printed wearable objects.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 79 index 34854