A 3D Printing Guide for Scientists on a Budget
by Marcia Goodrich, magazine editor
In his new book, "Open Source Lab: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs," Michigan Tech's Joshua Pearce (CEE) gives scientists a step-by-step guide to a new technology that could revolutionize how science is done.
His new book, published by Elsevier, is a step-by-step DIY guide for making lab equipment. The essential tools are a 3D printer, open-source software and free digital designs. "Itís a guidebook for new faculty members setting up labs," he said. "With it, they can cut the cost by a factor of 10, or even 100 for research-grade equipment. Even in the classroom, we can do a $15,000 educational lab for $500."
To read the full story on Pearce's new book and 3D printing, see Michigan Tech News.