3D Printing

Welcome to 3D Printing at POLSER Elementary

What is 3D printing?
It is the action or process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.
Vocabulary will not be taught in isolation. Some of the vocabulary words are located in the glossary for you to reference. 
 
Videos - Due to terms of use for YouTube, please watch this with your parent or with your teacher.

 

Homes:

Cars:

The 1st fully printed 3D car will be in the market April 2019 - 

A new type of electric car will hit the market next year, and rather than the thousands of parts found on a Tesla, it will have less than 100 parts. The two-seater LSEV takes just three days to make, according to the car's manufacturer. The LSEV is produced by XEV Limited, a start-up firm from Hong Kong which has a design center in Italy and production bases in China. It will hit the Asian and European markets first. XEV Limited will start mass producing the car soon with the expectations that it will hit the market in April 2019 at a price of $10,000.

Plane parts: Boeing Instead of storing parts at their various hubs, or requiring parts to be shipped to them, possibly causing extensive delays, the company could just pull up a specific file for a part that’s needed, and have it fabricated within minutes or hours wherever they have a printer available.

Clothing

Parts that are no longer available:  When you have 100-year-old classic cars or modern, hand-built custom cars, how do you make spare parts? Watch Jay Leno and his Chief Engineer, Jim Hall, as they explain the process of 3D scanning to 3D printing from 3D Systems for end-use parts for Jay’s car collection.

Medical - 

NASA