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3-D Printer Gives JMU Students Entrée Into High-Tech Future

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Posted: November 12, 2013

JMU freshmen Zach Schuhmacher (left), 18, of Nokesville, and Jonathan Gerhard, 18, of Springfield, check the progress Monday of a 3-D model during a 1-credit, 3-D printing class taught by math professor Laura Taalmen. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
JMU senior Marissa Halpert, 21, of Richmond, separates a 3-D model from the base during class Monday.
JMU senior Joey Waters (right), 21, of Arlington, loads a 3-D printer with new filament as his partner, Megan Holder, 18, of Harrisonburg, waits during 3-D printing class on Monday.
HARRISONBURG — If you can dream it, you can build it.

And with the aid of 3-D printers, whatever “it” is could be in your hands within just a couple of hours.

That’s what James Madison…

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