Over the summer, FIS's first 3D printer arrived from Europe. After a lot of research, we settled on a BCN3D Sigma - a dual extruding printer. Dual extruders allow printing in two colours or even two different types of plastic. 3D printing is making its way into many industries and institutions of learning due to increased performance, lower costs and exciting new applications. For those of you her remember the replicator in Star Trek, you might be surprised to know that the 3D printing of food is now a reality. The printer itself is beginning to be used by students in our visual arts programme as well as those studying technology in grades 6 to 10. We will also look to integrate its use into other disciplines in secondary school. Our grades 2 and 3 students have had opportunities to witness the printer in action and understand how this technology works. 

 

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