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3D Printing @ LaGuardia Community College Library Media Resources Center: Introduction

A guide to 3D printing and related instructional technology resources offered via the CUNY LaGuardia Community College Library, Media Services.


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Why should we care about 3D printing?

About this LibGuide: 3D Printers at LaGuardia Community College Library

Video: What is 3D printing?

Video: 3D printing in different academic areas

3D Printers in the Classroom? Why?

"Physical models are an important form of hands-on active learning that is  increasingly being replaced by virtual simulations...rapid prototyping technology has the potential to reverse this trend, and reap the educational benefits while eliminating many of the logistic difficulties that have lead to it. Moreover, the use of rapid prototyping can offer new opportunities to enhance accessibility to physical teaching models and customize them for specific personal learning needs, thereby opening new educational possibilities." (--Hod Lipson, Cornell,

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