Emerging Technology

3D printers for schools

Polyprinter - 

http://www.polyprinter.com/printers/

We have purchased this printer. So far so good! 

The downside is that they are not on our bid list. They do have a new link that looks like they are addressing vendor list, however we can't order unless they are approved. It is a tiny company, and I think they might be at capacity.  Go on SharkTank perhaps to get funding and scale it out?

XYZprinting is a 7.8-cubic-inch, US $269 3D printer, scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2016. It makes use of templates received by wireless transmission or USB.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 04: The da Vinci Mini 3D printer from xyzPrinting is displayed during a press event for CES 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 7.8-cubic-inch, USD 269 3D printer, scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2016, uses templates received by wireless transmission or USB. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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MakerBot Mini-

Review: Years ago, this was the only option to buy. We have several in the district. When they work, they are OK. When they don't work,  you need hours to trouble shoot the issue. Their customer service help is not helpful. (Jody Rentfro)