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3D Innovation

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Lyles Center's 3D Print extends a new innovative learning experience to promote problem-solving skills using imagination, design and creativity through 3D printing. This lesson plan introduces the fundamentals of 3D design and 3D printing with step-by-step instructions and 3D model examples to keep students engaged. Studens work hands-on projects and learn how to use Comupter-Aided Design (CAD) software to create their designs. Upon completion, the students worked together on their final class project to create a class design and bring it to life using 3D printers.

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Robo E3 Pro is a professional-grade 3D printer which offers a safe, smart, and simple way to promote STEM learning and prototyping. 

Material (Filaments): PLA, short for Polyactic acid, is one of the most used bioplastics in the world. It is the safest and easiest material for printing. PLA is a common material for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing, suitable for a variety of applications.



THINGIVERSE: MakerBot Thingiverse is a community and design sharing platform. It is the world's largest 3D printing community, with millions of free downloadable 3D models. 

TINKERCAD: Autodesk Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use web app that equips the next generation of designers and engineers with the foundational skills for innovation: 3D design, electronics, and coding!

Congressional Research Service: 3D Printing: Overview, Impacts, and the Federal Role

ROBOCLOUD: The Robo Cloud and the Robo Web Dashboard have the most advanced tools for controlling and monitoring your print. 

Wikipedia: 3D Printing

Wikipedia: and Applications of 3D Printing

For more informaion, contact Max Tsai: call 559.278.4180 or email