3D printers use some material (such as plastic) to create a physical object from an electronic 3D model. This video explores the concepts in 3D printing and provides examples of software for controlling the printer output.
- Now you really can't talk about printing anymore … without talking about 3D printing. … Now 3D printing's been around for a while, … but it's only with this version of the A+ … that we actually see 3D printing … being brought into the exam. … Now I've played with 3D printing a little bit, … but I'm going to go ahead and just kind of … give you a rough overview of how 3D printing works … and talk about some of the issues that come into play. … So first of all, you got to start with a 3D printer. … Now a 3D printer is basically a heating element … that can move back and forth. … There's a little table here that moves around, … and what it's going to do is kind of almost lay out like a, … imagine like a toothpaste tube of heated thermal plastic … that's a lot thinner than a toothpaste tube, … but it's going to squirt out and extrude … a shape based on 3D images. … Now you can draw almost any 3D image … for almost any 3D program. … I like to use the popular Blender myself. … And I can take that image and then …
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