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3D Printing

From the Set 21st Century Skills Innovation Library

Printing has come a long way thanks to technology, from printing words and images on a flat surface to recreating a life-size version of a car. In 3D Printing in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how 3D printing technology has disrupted major industries including health and architecture design. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 621.9/88
Lexile 890
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level U
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534147621), Paperback (9781534150485), PDF (9781534149052), ePub (9781534155992), Hosted ebook (9781534151918), Kindle (9781534154339)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Disruptors in Tech

Gr 4-8–Covering the history of each invention’s predecessors, the various titles show how the hard work of innovative thinkers revolutionized people’s lives. 3D Printing details the introduction of 3-D printing, how costs have dropped, and opportunities for growth in both the public and private sectors. Readers might not be surprised at how streaming has impacted the music and movie industries, how e-commerce and e-learning have exploded, or how smartphones are considered the most popular advancement in technology, but they may be less familiar with the rise of cryptocurrency detailed in Blockchain. Educators will also appreciate Online News and its focus on biased vs. unbiased news sources. The text is fairly clinical but very well written and will provide excellent research fodder. VERDICT Focusing on tech that has shaken up the norm, this informative series will be essential for report writers. First purchases for school and public libraries.

Author: Martin Gitlin

  • Before the Breakthrough
  • How 3D Printing Works
  • Endless Potential
  • A Look to the Future
  • Timeline
  • Learn More
  • Glossary
  • Index