National Institutes of Health launches 3D print exchange for researchers, students
The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy.
City X Project Toolkit – FREE 3D Printing Curriculum!
The City X Project toolkit is the most educationally relevant introductory 3D printing and design thinking curriculum available for 8 to 12 year-olds.
The free, downloadable City X Project Toolkit includes the following:
- Step-by-step guide with everything you need to know to run the City X Project workshop with your students, even if you’ve never worked with 3D modeling technology!
- Point by point alignment with various Common Core State Standards
- Materials & equipment list
- City X Project presentation
- Printable citizen cards
- Printable student designer workbooks
- Add-on activities to integrate with other subjects or delve deeper into the world of City X
- Supplemental resources
3D Printing Basics: The Free Beginner’s Guide
From 3D Printing Industry
Welcome to 3DPI’s Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing. Whether you are new to 3D printing technology or just looking to close a few knowledge gaps, we’re glad you stopped by. By now, most of us have heard, at some level, about the potential of 3D printing. But with this guide we are offering insights into the history and the reality of 3D printing — the processes, materials and applications — as well as measured thoughts on where it might be heading.
We hope you’ll find this to be one of the most comprehensive 3D printing resources available, and that no matter what your skill level is, there will be plenty in here to meet your needs. As an added bonus, we’re working on a handy downloadable PDF version of the entire guide, and hope to have that ready very soon.
Are you ready? Let’s get started!