An educational venture into 3D Printing

@article{Mercuri2014AnEV,
  title={An educational venture into 3D Printing},
  author={Rebecca Mercuri and Kevin Meredith},
  journal={2014 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference},
  year={2014},
  pages={1-6}
}
The results of the authors' ambitious IEEE project involving the educational use of 3D printers are described. The intention was to involve college/university students in the construction of RepRap Prusa Mendel printers, with the goal of coordinating and accomplishing this in a single semester. Difficulties related to the availability and reliability of the printer used to create the plastic parts, and underestimates pertaining to the time, cost and complexity of the kit construction are… 
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