Teachers Learn to Use 3D Printers

Encore: December 21, 2014

Who would have ever thought the Department of Defense would have a workshop to teach the nuts and bolts of 3D printing to a group of teachers?

“It is exciting. It’s exciting for the teachers. It’s exciting for students,” said Madelaine Travaille.

Travaille teaches biology and environmental science at High Point Regional High School in Sussex County.

She’s one of nearly two dozen teachers who’ve come to the Department of Defense’s Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County to fine tune or learn from scratch how to 3D print.

“We’re trying to teach people how to use it. It seems kind of new and big and scary and our goal is to get out there and enable all the people feel like they can jump in, start printing, start making cool stuff,” said MakerBot trainer Zachary Robinson.

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