Posts Tagged ‘additive manufacturing’

3D Printers in High Schools Prepare Students for Advanced Manufacturing

Monday, November 4th, 2013

photoSierra College STEM Collaborative recently provided 3D printers to Colfax, Del Oro and Placer High Schools to introduce Career Technical Education students to Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing careers.

See the new 3D printer at Del Oro High School.

According to a report on CNBC Disruptor Series on Manufacturing Disruptors, exponential growth is expected in 3D printing and robotics. Learn about community-based product development in second report on Quirky.

Learn more about 3D printing from the Additive Manufacturing Turning Mind into Matter — Industry Evaluation and Recommendations Report, published by Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT). The paper is intended to help both businesses and educators learn more about emerging Additive Manufacturing technologies.


Sierra College publishes report on Additive Manufacturing

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
NASA Lunabotics Mining Competion trophey prototype designed by Rocklin HS Students and made with Additive Manufacturing at Sierra College

NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition trophy prototype designed by Rocklin HS Students and made with Additive Manufacturing at Sierra College

In response to the explosive growth of 3D Printing, Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) published a white paper identifying trends, outlining uses and providing a review of Additive Manufacturing equipment for business and education.

Additive Manufacturing is the ability to generate three-dimensional models that need no machining or tooling. In the 3D printer, layer by layer of material builds up until the desired shape is achieved, instead of cutting away material as is done in machining. Computer 3D drawings are sliced into layers and the software directs the printer pattern as it builds the part from the bottom up. Products can be designed in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software or 3D scanners can be used to create designs from existing objects.

The Additive Manufacturing Turning Mind into Matter — Industry Evaluation and Recommendations Report is intended to help both businesses and educators learn more about emerging Additive Manufacturing technologies and can be found at the Sierra College CACT Training website.