Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Two 3D printers, donated by General Electric, will be added to Hughes Academy’s Gateway to Technology classes. The printers are valued at approximately $2,500 each. A 3D printer works by “printing” objects, but instead of using ink, it uses more substantive materials such as plastics, metal, rubber, and other materials. It scans an object – or takes an existing scan of an object – and slices it into layers it can then convert into a physical object.