Presented by Michael Kolitsky
Some see 3D printing as a disruptive technology for education. A 3D printer permits a digital model to be made into a 3D object. Other software programs enable 2D photos to be made into 3D files for 3D printing and by using an iPhone or iPad to take pictures around a solid object. It is possible to use the Autodesk cloud to create a 3D print of that object and MakerBot has produced a 3D photo booth to print a replica of one’s face. There are now many examples of 3D printers being used for creative projects in higher education institutions in areas such as STEM studies, art, anthropology, architecture and history. This presentation by an anatomist will cover the hardware and software required for 3D printing and share 3D printed anatomical human dissections specially designed for tactile learning by visually impaired students.