3D printed objects using Mathematica

24 May

Stop by the library to see 3D objects printed by students in Mrs. Reed’s Multivariable Calculus class. They will be on display through June 8th.

3D objects printed with Mathematica

Dr. Christopher Hanusa showed students how to export 3D designs created in Mathematica to .stl files which then can be used with a 3D printer to “make real.”  He also brought examples of his creations that were 3D printed in a variety of media.

The students self-selected to use Mathematica to create either a curve, a surface, or a solid (closed surface).  Each finished design was either printed using the MakerBot or the Statasys machines.

Mrs. Reed extends warm thanks to Mu Alpha Theta and the Foundation for their financial support in bringing Dr. Hanusa to our campus.  Additional thanks to the Foundation for providing the 3D printers and printing materials.  Lastly, she and her students appreciate Mr. Boyle, Mr. Webb, and Mr. Hall for their support of these 3D design projects.

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