Students at Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Woodbridge Campus are using 3D printing technology to help others.
According to a release, the NOVA Woodbridge 3D Printing Council was formed at the campus, and uses an innovation lab on site to teach NOVA students how to do 3D printing.
“The purpose of the 3D Printing Council is to illustrate the concept that anyone can, and everyone should, gain the knowledge and skills necessary to produce objects that amaze, educate and positively influence the community,” stated a release.
In addition to teaching individuals how to use 3D printing equipment, the council is planning to recreate famous monuments from the area to help those with vision impairments.
“This year we want to use our 3D printing machines to re-create monuments around the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area in order to make them more accessible for visually-impaired community members. We also want to create tactile books to donate to Prince William County visually-impaired children to help them with their early childhood education,” stated Woodbridge Campus Coordinator Lawrence Nightingale in a release.
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