3D Printing at the 2015 RepRap Festival in Goshen, Indiana

Our team participated in the 2015 RepRap festival this weekend on March 21st and 22nd.  We met some great people and learned a lot about how to improve our 3D printing and how to diagnose problems in our own printed pieces.  3D Systems had graciously given our team an EkoCycle 3D printer in January in response to a grant our team wrote on how we would use the printer, which prints using partially recycled plastic, and how we would continue to recycle the cartridges.  We took our EkoCycle and our robot and set up as a vendor at the 3D festival.  We wanted especially to demonstrate that youth can excel when given the opportunity to use emerging technologies.  Our team has been using AutoCad, Inventor, and PTC Creo software to design their own creations and of course printing off some readily available “fun” ones already on the web for use.  Thanks RepRap for a great experience!

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