What is 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Put simply, 3D modeling is the act of making objects through the use of 3D software. Computer-based 3D modeling has been adopted as an industry standard in a huge variety of professional fields. Due to its versatility, 3D software is used for tasks as diverse as animating films, developing building plans, designing videogames, and creating new inventions. The most widely used 3D software utilizes a system known as Computer Aided Design (CAD) to create 3D models.
3D printing is an additive process (i.e. no material is destroyed while an object is being made) in which material is heated, melted, and placed onto a heated printing bed layer by layer to create an object. The combination of 3D modeling and 3D printing have revolutionized how industries develop prototypes, allowing them to quickly print and test ideas and innovate faster than ever before. It is the goal of the Windtree 3D Design & Printing courses to, through CAD software, give students the tools they need to become the makers and doers of tomorrow.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with a direct link to the standards and curriculum. The goal is to have context that is motivating, engaging, and relevant to real-world problems.
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