3D printing for scientific visualizations — Daniel Wysocki

3D printing has recently become affordable and quite reliable. It is now being used to help visualize scientific data and mathematical functions – basically anything that can be represented as $f(x, y)$ can trivially be printed.

This is going to be a very hands-on session: I will pass around some of my own 3D prints, and also show you how to make your own: from making the files to making affordable prints here at RIT. I will also be borrowing some resources from RIT’s Dr Nate Barlow – who had scheduling conflicts – for printing solutions to differential equations.