Mathematically Optimizing 3D Printing


Resource ID#: 128877 Primary Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

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Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2022-2023)
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Keywords: 3D Printing, 3D Cones, Efficiency, Benrich Benes, Purdue University, additive manufactoring, computer science, geometry, support structures, enginneering, code, cones, algorithms, critical angle, recursive, tree supprt
Instructional Component Type(s): Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

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