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Update: Spotlight School Success

Update: Spotlight School Success

SUCCESS! Since electing Liberty Elementary School as our Spotlight School, we have come to adore the Liberty family more and more each day.  T

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WATCH: Ms. Houck's TEACHER FEATURE

WATCH: Ms. Houck's TEACHER FEATURE

This week, we bring you a short video on a STEM'tastic educator! Scroll down to WATCH this educator doing what she does best - teachi

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Cool Vid: 3D Printing for K-12 Education

Cool Vid: 3D Printing for K-12 Education

Watching super cool EDUCATIONAL videos from across the web is one of our favorite pastimes! Join us in learning more about 3D printing in the clas

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'Tis the Season for STEM

'Tis the Season for STEM

'Tis the season for GINGERBREAD and working the delicious treat into your family - and CLASSROOM - fun. Last week, as students across the

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3D Printing Careers in Unexpected Places

By Staff Writter

3D Printing Careers in Unexpected Places

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3D Printing Careers are popping up everywhere these days. Even in places you'd least expect it, like the candy making market. Hershey Chocolate recently disclosed they have a development partnership with 3D Systems. This team plans to not only develop new candies with this technology, but they intend to create a whole new class of printers.

Hershey is said to be embracing new technology in order to bring their candies into the future. There have also been rumors that they may extend these plans to foods other than candy.

Earlier in the month 3D Systems burst into the headlines when they unveiled a sugar printer that doesn't print in chocolate. A representative of the company says some of their recipes taste like chocolate chip cookies while others are more like candy.

The Hershey company explained that chocolate printing systems have their own unique complexities. For example, it takes great precision to keep the chocolate flowing while tempering it just right to give it a nice finish and crisp snap.

By partnering with Hershey, 3D Systems is achieving a goal of expanding the company into edible products.

This connection is good news for the 3D printing industry as it will open up a host of new jobs and a wider application of the technology. There are great hopes that the trend will continue with other companies not normally considered as using 3D printing.