Newest Member of Wohlers Associates

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I produced my first 3D-printed part while working at Burton Snowboards in Burlington, Vermont. I found a concept online, made a quick model of it in SolidWorks, and sent it to my mentor at Burton for his review. Note: Noah J.

Non-Profit Design that Matters Prints 3D Models that Communicate Across Cultures

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To kick off our Pelican project, we used rough pulse oximiter models to collect direct feedback from community health workers, nurses, doctors, and parents in Haiti, hosted by Partners in Health and the St Boniface Haiti Foundation. We noticed she was pinching the jaws shut, even though the jaws of the model spring shut on their own. This is invaluable early feedback that we can integrate into future models, coming directly from a person who works with newborns day in and day out.

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Integrating 3D Printing into K-8th Grade at CHUSD

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3D Printed Vermont Architecture and History. Scaled model of the Medical College by CHUSD middle school students. Several students from Cacciatore’s district recently participated in the 3D Vermont Architecture and History Olympiad. Then, they used SketchUp to model and scale them to 1/200th of their actual size. After that, the models were printed on the district’s Afinia 3D printer. “It

Students and Teachers Enjoy 3D Printing at BVS

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Rod Batschelet is the Technology Specialist at Benson Village School in Vermont. For our youngest students, we use the ThingMaker app to model parts and assemble them into something like an action figure or jewelry. Batschelet created jewelry for his wife by recording his words “I love you,” and transforming the waveform into a 3D model, painting the 3D print for a professional finish.

MakerBot: The Oregon Pint Runneth Over

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They took 3D data of Mount Hood, the state’s highest peak, from the United States Geological Survey, and mocked up a digital model of it in the base of a pint glass that they had designed themselves. Eventually, they plan to offer glasses with a signature landmark in other states, including Washington, Vermont, California and Colorado. By Nicole Caputo, MakerBot Stories.