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NJ School Uses 3D Printing in Multiple Classes
has found its way into multiple classes at the Hun
School of Princeton in New Jersey.
3D printers available in the science and visual arts departments of the
private school in central New Jersey, its 600-plus students and teachers
finding uses for them in everything from visual artistry and
discovery to their own scientific research and development of
just beginning to explore the ways in which 3D printing can be used in
academic setting," said Hun School Science Chair Bernard HP
Examples of how the technology is being used at the school include:
his physics class, Lockhart-Gilroy is using
it to model three-dimensional geometric shapes. "It's
to conceive three-dimensional representations of mathematical
he said. "Now we can give the printer an algorithm or formula and we can
year, the human anatomy and physiology
class used 3D prints of bones to scale them to the size they needed,
- Two students used it to test a
theory that the
shape of batteries affects their lifespan and, after plating the 3D
shapes with silver, effectively made their own batteries.
- In the visual arts department's
design (CAD) course, students and teachers created three-dimensional
make representations of architectural renderings, sculptures and
visual arts department, we focus on the creative side of design," said
teacher Allan Arp, "but, from a practical sense, CAD can be used in
with 3D printing for many practical purposes."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.