Looking Inside a 3D Printer

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3D printers can turn any idea into a real, three-dimensional object you can hold in your hand. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will learn the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.



  • Lexile® Measure: 550
  • Guided Reading Level: O

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • What Is a 3D Printer?
  • Printing with Plastic
  • Where Did 3D Printers Come From?
  • Big and Small
  • Layer by Layer
  • All Kinds of Printers
  • Heating Up
  • Filling in the Gaps
  • Finishing Touches
  • Glossary
  • Find Out More
  • Index
  • About the Author


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Author: Quenton Oakes


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