By Caitlin Papalia '20
This year, Carondelet had the privilege of purchasing a 3D printerfor our school community. The uPrint SE PLUS® 3D printer, from the brand Stratysys®, allows you to make three-dimensional models of objects that look exactly like the real thing, but are made of plastic.
This technology can help in the process of inventing new ideas and concepts. Models are created initially from a software application such as computer aided drafting, known as CAD. The image is then transferred over to the 3D printer after everything is drawn out so that it can be made into a plastic model.