What if people could make toys, foods, or even body parts using a computer printer? They can! Modern programmers and scientists have figured out a way to make three-dimensional versions of almost anything they can design on a computer. This title covers the latest, greatest advances in 3D printing, from how it works to how it's used in homes, schools, and workplaces. Accessible language, up-to-date photos, and a high-interest STEM topic make this a great choice for eager and reluctant readers alike.
About the Author
Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is 3D Printing? 4
Chapter 2 How 3D Printing Woks 10
Chapter 3 Making Printed Objects 17
Chapter 4 What's Next for 3D Printing? 22
Learn More about 3D Printing 31