Open-source 3-D printing technologies for education: Bringing additive manufacturing to the classroom

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3-D printing technologies have the potential to improve both Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and Career and Technical Education (CTE), as well as integrating these two educational emphases and providing opportunities for cross-curriculum engagement. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential of open-source (OS) technologies in an educational setting, given the combination of economic constraints affecting all educational environments and the ability of OS design to profoundly decrease the cost of technological tools and technological innovation.

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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publisher's version of record: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvlc.2015.01.004

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Journal of Visual Languages & Computing