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What is 3D Printer

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education
Is used to produce an object based on a computer-generated model. The object is created by repeatedly layering thin material down to form the object. A 3D printer uses computer software (computer-aided manufacturing – CAM) that directs the printer to produce an object.
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Libraries, New Technology, and Education: The 3D Printing Challenge
Patricia Fidalgo (Emirates College for Advanced Education, UAE), Joan Thormann (Lesley University, USA), and Andrea Davis (San Francisco Public Library, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7018-9.ch010
This chapter presents a snapshot of the current status of the use of 3D printers by libraries in the U.S. through a review of the literature and a survey with librarians to share information and expand the current knowledge of 3D printing services in libraries. Information about use of 3D printers in academic, public, school, and governmental libraries is described. Incorporating 3D services into libraries, how to set up a program, sample guidelines, online resources, management, funding, and challenges are shared. The original research addresses challenges, opportunities afforded, programs, activities, school/library relationships, and library policies. In conclusion, libraries accomplish one of their goals as a public institution by offering access to emerging technologies as a way to enhance educational opportunities with an interdisciplinary approach.
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Technological Developments: Industry 4.0 and Its Effect on the Tourism Sector
A machine allowing the creation of a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.
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Human-Inspired Robotic Exoskeleton for Post-Stroke Gait Rehabilitation: Design, Modelling, Control, and Experimental Testing
A device which allows the making of three-dimensional object by the use of additive process in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control.
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