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3D Printing Classes: Become A Pioneer

By Staff Writter

3D Printing Classes: Become A Pioneer

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It is an innovative and interesting method of printing - chances are it is unlike anything you have seen before. Why not be a pioneer in the exciting world of 3D Printing? Consider the Military Veteran, Jeffrey Castanos, who opened his own 3D Printing Store in Washington Heights.

At his store, 3D Heights, customers can bring in their designs to be printed, maybe purchase a 3D printer and also take 3D Printing Classes to learn about how different this unique technology is.

"It's like in Star Trek, [where] they have a replicator," Castanos explains. "There’s a huge need for it economically, physically."

A quick crash course would teach you more about things like 3D Printers:

  •  use plastic - not ink - to make copies
  • make copies of objects (from nuts and bolts - almost anything you can imagine in 3D - to Hershey Chocolates)
  • work in tandem with AutoCad or similar software package to allow you to enter specs & see your print out before you actually try to produce it
  • work with a design you create prior to coming to the store or allow you to create it with design software in the store
  • basically allow you to make a "replica" of almost any item you choose

One eighth grade teacher in Florida who is already utilitzing 3-D printers in her classroom, Pat Klubben says, "It's one of the newest forms of technologies that are out there. People can even use it for small start-up businesses."

College by nature offers people the time to try new things and opportunities like this do not knock on your door every day. Before this 3D technology becomes commonplace, wouldn't you like to get in on the ground floor of this entrepreneurship?

Even the largest Chocolate maker in North America, The Hershey Company, is getting in on the benefits of 3D Printing. Customers will soon see 3D edibles.

The variety of products that can be printed bigger and better is limitless. This is your chance as a college student to spearhead a campaign for 3D Printing Classes to be added to your curriculum and/or educate yourself to become a pioneer 3D Printing business owner.