Additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing, and the Maker Movement’s ascendance are well supported by open-source software and a wide distribution of information through the internet. As a result, there are fewer economic and educational barriers to access for these breakthrough technologies.
Much of the information needed to teach, learn, and excel in this field is available online. This website consolidates those resources to help students learn the technology and faculty adopt it. We regularly collaborate with primary and secondary schools interested in adopting the technology by helping establish program goals and sharing lesson plans. The site can also serve those from the general public who are curious about the technology and want to learn more. 3D Hubs is an excellent online resource for general information on 3D printing and a history of the technology.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education grant program, DUE-1400458.