da Vinci AiO: All in One 3D Printer & 3D Scanning Machine

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Earlier this summer we shared with you information on the much anticipated SLA 3D printer, the da Vinci Noble, from XYZ Printing. Well, it turned out that wasn’t the only new product announced at this year’s Computex. The company known for providing innovative 3D printing solutions at amazingly affordable prices, also unveiled its plans for the da Vinci 1.0 AiO. … Read More

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The Rise of 3D Printing Curriculum

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, in the Province of Québec, is bringing 3D printing curriculum to its students in Joliette Secondary School. The school board’s AEVT department recently submitted a grant proposal for the purchase of a 3D printer in support of its Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP) program. WOTP is intended to help students study building structures and forms … Read More

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3D Scanning with Skanect 3D

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Skanect 3D is a 3D Scanning software that utilizes the Microsoft Kinect peripheral to create 3D Models out of real world objects. The software will create 3D Models out of whatever it is that you are scanning with your Kinect. The 3D Models can be exported as STL, OBJ, PLY, and VRML files. Most 3D Printers will be able to … Read More

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What is Additive Manufacturing?

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) is being applied to a wide range of industries, such as the automotive industry, the medical field and even aerospace manufacturing. The name is very appropriate, since Additive Manufacturing is described as any technology that builds a 3D object by adding layer-upon-layer of material. This material can range from plastic, metal, concrete and perhaps one day even … Read More

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Using the Da Vinci 1.0 for 3D Printing

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Studica recently started selling the Da Vinci 1.0 desktop 3D Printer from XYZprinting. For my own learning and to help inform others, I went ahead and created a quick video showing the process of importing an STL file, preparing it for printing, and then printing it. Affordable 3D Printing 3D Printing is becoming more and more affordable for consumers, institutions, … Read More

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Ideas for 3D Printer Lesson Plans

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What was once reserved for Science Fiction is now more affordable that an iPad. 3D printing is upon us. A question that always comes up from educators is “how do I incorporate this into my existing course requirements?” Teachers always wonder how to bring a 3d printer into their classrooms and their students. Yet many have used the same tools … Read More

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#3DMona Da Vinci 1.0 Winner Announced

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Studica recently attended the US News STEM Solutions Expo in Washington, DC. This National Leadership conference brings employers and educators together to solve the STEM education crisis in the United States. We had a great time and were able to showcase our great education offerings such as the fischertechnik STEM Lab program with curriculum created by Tom White, various fischertechnik … Read More

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How 3D Printing in Education Improves Learning

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With the advent of affordable 3d printers like the DaVinci 1.0 (costs less than $500 in the USA), Studica wanted to see how this technology can best benefit education. We are always looking for ways to help our education customers marry new technologies with their teaching goals to help create a stronger learning experience for students. We knew that with this new level … Read More

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Use ZBrush to Cut 3D Printing Costs

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Yes, you heard that right. Lester Banks was gracious enough to expose methods of using the Dynamesh feature of ZBrush to save money on your 3D printing. He identifies how you can reduce the amount of materials you need to print by hollowing out the model using Dynamesh. The overall effect is a lighter 3d model that requires less material … Read More

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