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How 3D Pens Can Be a Fun Educational Tool in the Classroom

Instead of the simple textbook and blackboard dynamic that we were all used to as children, classroom education has evolved into a much more engaging and fun experience, mostly due to the advancement of technology. Although there are many different tools teachers can use to make learning in the classroom a more interesting process, one …

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3D Printing Color Choices

Among the things that make 3D printing such an exciting activity is the fact that there are hundreds of filament brands and types for you to choose from. From standard PLA (polylactic acid) to high-quality ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic, you can experiment with all of these to create functional and exciting prints.However, the variety …

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How to Use a 3D Pen

I don’t mean to scare you, but the first four 3D pens I bought broke within a very short time. Yes, all of them. Want to know why?Because 3D Pens are very sensitive to overheating, wrong types of plastic filament and extruder clogging. Fortunately I haven’t had a 3D pen break in quite some time. I …

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Are 3D Printers safe for kids? 11

Are 3D Printers safe for kids?

In this article, we will look at various facets of the safety of 3D printing for children including the materials used, items produced as well as the 3D printing process itself. Children are naturally drawn to 3D printing. Brightly colored, reasonably inexpensive objects which may be made to their specification are fascinating to kids. We looked …

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3D printing problems and solutions

This article was translated and modified, the original text Russian text can be found here.We continue the series of articles started with part 1, which was devoted to polymers.  This part will be devoted to the theory and practice of 3D printing, and I will try to answer questions and provide you not only with theoretical knowledge …

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3D printing with polymers

This article was translated and modified, the original text can be found in Russian at http://3dtoday.ru/blogs/filamentarno/the-intricacies-of-3d-printing-part-1-polymers/ Welcome to the subtleties of 3D printing. This series of articles will address many of the issues facing those who print with FDM 3D printers and will offer a comprehensive resource to all of their questions. In the 3D printing community as a whole, …

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The Best 3D Printers for Kids – 5 Child-Friendly Picks

The Best 3D Printers for Kids – 5 Child-Friendly Picks

Best 3D Printers for Kids – 2020In the table below I rated the five printers which I will be advocating in this article:NameScoreSummaryAge GroupWhere to BuyFlashforge Finder 4.5 out of 5The most kid-friendly 3D printer of 2020Younger kidsMonoprice Voxel 3D Printer4 out of 5Great for kids and beginners, has WiFi and an LED screenYounger kids Monoprice Mini …

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3D Pen Templates and Stencils – Get Your Free Downloads Inside 26

3D Pen Templates and Stencils – Get Your Free Downloads Inside

3D Pens are becoming more and more popular nowadays. This inexpensive, unusual and cool device turns a simple drawing into an exciting and interesting activity for the whole family. Moreover, buying a 3D pen for your child is a great idea. If you haven’t bought a one yet, or are looking to buy one for your …

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