Monthly Archives: October 2012

Digital Die-Cutting and 3D Printing

3D Printer

This past week, Dr. Glen Bull, professor of instructional technology in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, invited me to the National Technology Leadership Summit here in Washington, D.C., with the objective of  learning more about digital die-cutting and 3D printing. In just a few hours I was able to pick up the basics of the digital die-cutting process, designing patterns and shapes that could be cut instantly from computer files. I also saw the 3D printer in action–constructing a tiny bucket layer by layer out of a polymer plastic. The summit itself was inspiring its goal of advancing the use of evolving technologies in elementary and secondary school classrooms. Thanks to Eric Bredder and Willy Kjellstrom for their help in demonstrating use of the fabricators.

National Technology Leadership Summit, Sine Wave Demonstration

Creating a Sine Wave, A Demonstration