Third Dimension Technology
By Richard Zowie —
A tiny octopus, a trumpet mouthpiece, a cell phone casing, a rocket and a key ring holder with the letters FISD stenciled on it in a three-dimensional font.
They’re all red and plastic, but they also have something else in common. All were made using a 3D Machining Printer.
On Monday, Nov. 11, Fredericksburg High School (FHS) students gave a demonstration of the printer to members of the Fredericksburg Independent School District trustees.
A design was entered into the AutoCAD (computer-aided design) software program and then the 3D machine processed the digital model and “printed” it into a three-dimensional solid object.
Daniel Nguyen showed the crowd a rocket, about a foot and a half in length, designed and previously printed by fellow FHS Principles of Technology II aerospace engineering student Austin Walter.
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