Resources by subject

Sometimes what you need is not a lesson or a tutorial, but information about 3D printing and your subject. Below you will find a list of resources by subject that can provide background information or inspiration for a lesson you might develop.

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3D PRINTING FOR THE ART CLASSROOM3D and ArtDesignMakeTeachWeb page
Cookie CasterCookie cutterdreamforgeSimple project
Please Feel the Museum: The Emergence of 3D Printing and ScanningCulture/HistoryLiz Neely and Miriam LangerArticle
Create Tactile Maps easily for any addressDesignPlayful PixelsSimple project
3D printers in schools: uses in the curriculumGeneralUK Department of EducationPaper
Digital Fabrication and "Making" in Education: The Democratization of Invention. In J. Walter-Herrmann & C. Büching (Eds.), FabLabs: Of Machines, Makers and Inventors. Bielefeld: Transcript Publishers.GeneralPaulo BliksteinBook chapter
Create STL models of the surface of EarthGeographyThatcher ChamberlinSimple project
CharmrJewelryAutodeskSimple project
Design A bracelet to print at homeJewelrynervous systemSimple project
3D Printing and ScanningMathematica ProjectNazmus Saquib from How to Make (Almost) Anything classWeb page
3D printing mathematicsMathSaul Schleimer and Henry SegermanWeb page
3D printing the trefoil knot and its pages
Web page
MathFrederick HohmanPDF and web page
3D Printing of Math Models, 2013-14 Mathematica Cheat SheetMathematicaWesleyanPDF
3D Printing for Math Professors and Their StudentsMathEdward Aboufadel, Sylvanna V. Krawczyk and Melissa Sherman-BennettPaper
Feasibility Study For Teaching Geometry and Other Topics Using Three-Dimensional PrintersMathElizabeth Ann SlavkovskyPaper
George W. Hart'sRapid Prototyping MathGeorge W. HartPaper
Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable DevelopmentMathEditors: E Canessa, C. Fonda, and M. Zennaro Book
Mathematical Impressions: Printing 3-D Models MathGeorge W. HartWeb page
OpenSCAD revisitedMathKit WallaceArticle
Polyhedra in OpenSCADMath: GeometryKit WallaceWeb page
Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing
MathHenry SegermanBook, PDF, and website
Print the MoonScience: AstronomyThatcher ChamberlinSimple project
3D Printing: Food in SpaceScience: Astronomy/engineeringNASAArticle
Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in SpaceScience: Astronomy/engineeringNASAArticle and video
Space to Ground: 3D Printing in Zero GScience: Astronomy/engineeringNASA JohnsonVideo
How to 3D print proteins
Science: BiologyForrest YehTutorial
5 Amazing Uses of 3D Printing to Further Medical AdvancementsScience: BiologyFictivArticle
3D Printing Physical ActivityScience: Biology and Health Swansea University in the Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) Research CentreWebsite
Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in SpaceScience: Astronomy/engineeringNASAArticle and video
3D Printing for Physics EducationScience: PhysicsProfessor Josh Grossman and Abigail Taylor Web page