Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Hughes Academy Receives 3D Printer Donations
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.