Behind every great company there’s that individual who had the initiative and drive to think beyond present. Today you’ll get to meet the person that represents that for MyStemKits. Today we will introduce to you Laron Walker, CEO and Co-Founder of MyStemKits.com.
High school is a very exciting time for students, and with all the activities and excitement in their lives, it’s sometimes a bit tricky to get them excited about what they’re learning in class. But with college applications expecting quality classroom performance, it’s vitally important that the students are engaged with their classwork. Integrating 3D printing and 3D printed manipulatives into classes can increase enthusiasm, enhance learning, and inspire a generation of students seeking degrees in STEM fields – as well as better prepare them for the next steps in their lives and education.
The only question that remains – what do we have for you? Check out the collections we offer and how they can be used in your classroom!
The world of 3D printer filament (the material used to print with) is rapidly growing, with more and more options becoming available to users. And with all this progress, it can be a lot to take in. How do you decide which filament to use for a particular purpose? We’ve done what we can to help with that by assembling a list of the majority of the filament types available on the market today. The below table tells you not only the name and breakdown of the filament, but also indicates whether that filament requires a heated build plate and the required temperatures your machine will need to print at to accommodate it.
“So if I want to 3D print this cup I can just take a picture with my phone and then the printer can print it, right?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this sentiment over the last couple years. Sadly the answer is no. A 3D printer cannot take a 2D image and make a 3D object out of it. But what this question and others like it tells me that there’s still a lot of misconceptions out there about how 3D printing works and what it can do.
So let’s break it down a little bit.