George Ranch’s 3-D printer

George Ranch now has a 3-D printer. The printer is used by the engineering department for projects. The new printers materials are fairly expensive, so the printer is not often used. The 3-D printer uses plastic to produce 3-D objects designed by engineers.  The printer costs well over $1,000 and the material costs about $5 per square inch.

The engineering department hooks up their laptops to design their plastic masterpieces, then the printer will take anywhere from 3 hours to about 6 days to print. The 3-D printing industry itself is making huge strides in technology. 3-D printers are even printing houses at a large scale.The printer is mainly used for prototypes the students design themselves.

We will start to see more and more technological advances on this subject in the future. Stay tuned.