FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D printing startup Becoming 3D has partnered with The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science to bring visitors and guests the revolutionary world of 3D printing in a special new lab at the museum. Visitors will be able to watch demonstrations as three innovative 3D printers from Airwolf 3D, LulzBot, and Robo3D print parts, figurines and more. Watch a video of the lab.
"We are very excited to partner with the Museum of Discovery and Science to bring this dynamic 3D technology to the kids and families of Fort Lauderdale," said Becoming 3D CEO Grant Sadowski. "The museum is a terrific venue to expose both children and adults to one of the fastest growing technologies in the world. Our goal is to increase awareness in order to foster creativity and innovation."
3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created by a machine that lays down, or "prints," successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
While schools are still in the early stages of adopting this innovative technology, 3D printing provides many opportunities that will revolutionize education. It promotes hands-on learning with prototyping technology that empowers students to design and produce their own realistic three dimensional models, emphasizing math and creativity skills. It also can provide teachers with three dimensional visual aids to use in their classroom to help illustrate a hard to grasp concept and creating realistic simulations.
Unlike traditional 3D printing manufacturers, Becoming3D's comprehensive assessment and solution for schools approach includes a financing program, training, supplies and servicing - critical elements for schools that are normally not included in the purchase of 3D equipment.
ABOUT BECOMING 3D
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL Becoming 3D is a leading provider of 3D printing design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and supplies for both professionals, consumers and educators. Their products and services replace and complement traditional operational methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products. They also provide custom designed 3D printing labs for schools and non-profits. Becoming 3D was co-founded in 2014 by printing industry veteran Grant Sadowski, a Hewlett Packard Elite Partner. For more information visit becoming3d.com or call 844-337-7687.
Airwolf 3D - AXIOM 3D Printer
Lulzbot – LulzBot Mini 3D Printer
Robo3D – R1 3D Printer
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel, and Wells Fargo. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit the web site at www.mods.org
SOURCE Becoming 3D