3D Printing

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What You’ll Need

  • TinkerCad (free program)
  • 3D printers are  available at UVic scholarship commons (Makerbot or Ultimaker)

Why Bother?

  • Lets students interact with 3D objects you may not have access to
  • Students can learn to 3D print, which is going to become more common in the future.


  • It takes a long time
  • Printers are expensive

Download Resources

http://www.thingiverse.com —pre-made designs, and an EDUCATION section, which comes with lesson plans (WOW!). Under a CC license.

Examples of things you can print

  • math manipulatives
  • terrains
  • cell model

Common mistakes

  • Heat can cause warping
  • Remember! Everything prints on a baseplate

Interesting Facts

  • Bio-printing: the department of defence is interested in fixing their injured soldiers.
  • 3D printers can print cars and replicate a person’s kidney.
  • Dissolvable filament is used for highly detailed objects.


Programs for 3D Printing

  • Sketchfab
  • MaerBot Print
  • ThinkerCad
  • Vic DSC Workshop








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