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Businessman Donating 3D Printer to Students
Students in Heather Ridgway's advanced 3D design class in Juneau soon will be able to print out their handiwork.
JUNEAU- Students in Heather Ridgway's advanced 3D design class in Juneau soon will be able to print out their handiwork.
Western Auto Marine general manager John Weedman plans to donate a 3D printer to Ridgway's classroom after Christmas.
Weedman says he recently bought two 3D printers at a trade show but decided he didn't need both for the business. He said he thought a school would be a good place to donate one.
The printers churn out working plastic parts using special computer files.
Ridgway's students at Thunder Mountain High School have only been able to view the projects they design on their computer screens. Ridgway says they will now be able to print out, wear and display projects.