3D Printer Finds Home at UM Media Arts Program
Guess what’s the hot topic of discussion amongst the students and faculty at the University of Montana’s Media Arts program? It’s a 3D-printer that the entity has just acquired. Appearances may be deceptive, because if you look at it for the first time, the 3D-printer looks like a high-school science project. However, this MakerBot Thing-O-Matic, is an acquisition that is really worthyy to have. Although its lineaments include bare wires, rudimentary rails, simple pulleys, and small, flat printing platform, engulfed in a wooden frame, this high-tech gizmo employs plastics of different types and produces objects in any shape and color, with utmost precision. The price that they paid for this printer is just $1,200.
Since it has found its residence in the Media Arts program, the 3D-printer has created a real fan base for itself amongst students and instructors alike. In fact, the printer has already impacted the way they look at things around them and perceive how technology can change their lives in a significant way.
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