3D-printing is a relatively inexpensive additive manufacturing method used to create tangible objects. As a relatively new technology, the true capability of 3D-printing has not yet been fully exploited, especially in academic and research/teaching settings. Through this work, 3D-printing in a classroom and research environment is employed as a tool for creation of fully customizable, three-dimensional molecular models and for the visualization of theoretical abstract concepts.
Michigan Technological University
3D Printing, 3D Models, Chemistry, Open-Source, K-12, Higher Education, Hobbyists, Corporate Professionals, Educators, Outreach
Chemistry | Education | Engineering
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Billman-Benveniste, Elisabeth, Jacob Franz, and Loredana Valenzano-Slough. 2019. Printing 3D Models for Chemistry: A Step-by-Step Open-Source Guide for Hobbyists, Corporate Professionals, and Educators and Students in K-12 and Higher Education. https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/oabooks/2