NEWS | REFERENCE | CURRICULUM
For a bibliography of articles on the rise of the Maker Movement and 3D printing, click here.

News
These blogs and websites will keep you up to date with 3D printing news and trends.

3Ders
3D Printing Industry
3D Printing subforum – Reddit
Google News
Make Magazine Blog
Shapeways Blog
Stratasys – 3D Printing in Education
Stratasys Blog
ZD Net

Online reference materials
These sites include 3D printing guides, instructions, history, and provide further context.

3D Printing Basics: The Free Beginners Guide
3D Printing Design & Modeling Software
3D Printing for Beginners
3D Printing Quick Start Guide (Jason Webb)
Army Technology: Focus on 3D Printing (U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command)
3ders 3D Printing Basics
Getting Started with 3D Design
Make Magazine Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing
Popular Mechanic’s How to Get Started: 3D Modeling and Printing
Progress in the Making: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Public Policy (AlA)
STEM Education and Workforce Statistics (National Math & Science Initiative)
STEM Resources (IMLS)
STEM Resources (Young Adult Library Services Association)
What’s a Makerspace

Curriculum
These sites provide curriculum examples for 3D printing programming and instruction. 

City X Project Toolkit – 3D printing and design curriculum.
 Making Makers – Includes are electronics, coding, game design, and 3D printing curriculum.
 SeeMeEducate – 3D printing course curriculum and classroom projects.
 LeapFrog 3D Printing Curriculum for Elementary & High school – Comes with LeapFrog printer package.

 

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