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Free STL file Vancouver - British Columbia - 3D Map

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This is a 3D Topographical Map of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Taken from Google Maps data.

It is sized into 16 sections and should fit perfectly onto most 3D printers.
You can easily just scale it down or up depending on your printer. Just make sure that you remember the scale you use when slicing each section.

The images of the printed/painted map are of pieces 1 to 8. Pieces 9 to 16 go directly North (Up) from the painted map.

Order = Left to Right (1-4) and consecutively in the same order above (5-8, etc.)
[9 - 10-11-12]
[5 - 6 - 7 - 8 ]
[1 - 2 - 3 - 4 ]

Project Name: 3D Topographical Map of Vancouver and the Coastal Mountains

Overview & Background: I live in Vancouver and love every part of it. When people talk about this area they always speak of the mountains and terrain, but really only have post-cards and FLAT maps to look at. This shows how vertical everything is around the city. With the ocean being the lowest parts of the map.

Objectives: Students will get a birds eye view of the area. Seeing and FEELING the differences in terrain height. It's important to know where the flooding areas are and why they flood based on their height. This city and area is known for it's terrain, yet you have to travel very far and into difficult (impossible) areas to see it all. Better than just a computer screen, we can see everything with a full 3D ability.
Audiences: All ages can appreciate it to different degrees. The primary audience is grades 5 and up - based on common Geography lessons.

Subjects: Geography, Sciences (Earth Science), Art - for creating and painting the map.

Skills Learned (Standards): Precision printing, or the pieces will not fit together properly. Possible wood working for mounting the map plates, and painting the map if wanted.

Lesson/Activity: Depending on which parts of the map you would like - print out in PLA for the least number of issues with warping. Since it is a very flat and large base on each piece, PLA will not warp like ABS. Number each piece on the back with a marker to ensure that you do not mix them up, with an arrow showing North or a similar direction for all pieces. The pieces can be mounted with glue to a wall, board, or anything you would like. Another option is to have the pieces kept loose and put together when needed for geography lessons. When discussing the Vancouver and Coastal Mountains, or tectonic plate shifting, or other topics you can use this map.

Duration: Each plate can take from 1 to 4+ hours based on the height of the plate and size of printing scale.

Preparation: You need to have access to or have a 3D printer. There are websites that offer printing services as well, and will ship the pieces to you. Once the pieces are created how they are mounted (or not) is up to you. The rest of the preparation is determined whether the pieces are loose or mounted.

References: google.maps topographical data was used in creating these .stl files.

Rubric & Assessment: Geography - students will have discussed how geography of the Vancouver and local areas has affected the region with: commerce, water level changes, weather, and any other topics that the instructor finds relevant. Students will then use the map to locate where various aspects discussed in the lesson take place, name regions, and other points of interest.

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3D Print Settings

Use PLA as it won't warp given that the base of each piece is large and flat.

How I Designed This
Took a section of topographical data from Google Maps, converted it into a .stl file and sliced ​​it into printable sections.

3D Printer File Information

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    • Vancouver_GVRD_1-16_Final. stl
    • Vancouver_GVRD_2-16_Final.stl
    • Vancouver_GVRD_3-16_Final.stl
    • Vancouver_GVRD_4-16_Final.stl
    • Vancouver_GVRD_5-16_Final.stl
    • Vancouver_GVRD_6-16_Final.stl
    • Vancouver_GVRD_7-16_Final.stl
    • Vancouver_GVRD_8-16_Final.stl

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Bite Correction 3D Printer - Snob

In recent years, crooked teeth have become fashionable in Japan. Japanese dentists, for a small fee, stick ceramic onlays on the fangs so that they protrude. The trend is called Yaeba, which means “double tooth”. However, most people on the planet still live by the old beauty standards and get braces to keep their teeth straight. "Snob" continues to talk about promising Russian startups "Skolkovo". This time - the story of how a 3D printer, a CT scanner and the right software changed the "beautiful smile industry"

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Photo: 3D Smile

American dentist Edward Angle at the beginning of the last century assembled several devices similar to torture machines to help all the unfortunate. One of them is worn by Katy Perry in the Last Friday Night video. Now it is difficult to imagine a person who could appear in public with such a thing on his face, at most - patches under tired eyes. Skolkovo resident Marina Domracheva never thought about correcting her bite, but in 2013 she learned about the technology of 3D printing of caps (aligners) and realized that in Russia not only a niche is free - the market for orthodontic caps does not exist at all.

Since the 1990s, only one company has been printing aligners in the US market, and its patients received their aligners by mail. Domracheva often visited the United States for work, so she managed to study printing technologies on business trips and even bought a printer. She consulted with Moscow orthodontists and assembled a team in 2014 to develop her product.

The difference between traditional braces and plastic caps is that in the first case, the patient often needs to visit the orthodontist to tighten the braces. Special 3D Smile software calculates how the teeth will move during the treatment process and prints plastic trays in advance. At the first appointment, the doctor makes a cast of the jaws, sends a 3D Smile to the specialists, and receives a set of caps from them for the entire duration of treatment. The patient only needs to wear them 22 hours a day and visit the orthodontist once every two to three months to make sure that the teeth are moving “on the set course”. It is also important that the mouthguards can be removed while eating or brushing your teeth, which could be appreciated by anyone who has worn braces for at least one day.

According to Marina Domracheva, at first it was extremely difficult to convince orthodontists to try using mouthguards to correct the bite, because it is always more convenient to use what you have tested on your own experience. Now the base of doctors using 3D Smile technology is constantly increasing.

3D Smile mouth guards Photo: 3D Smile

There are several companies in the world today that use mouthguards to align teeth, but their protocols are only suitable for mild or moderate cases of violation, says Marina Domracheva. 3D Smile specialists study not only the position of the crowns (the visible part of the tooth), but also examine the roots using computed tomography. This is what makes it possible to achieve special accuracy in forecasts and solve up to 95 percent orthodontic problems.

With the growth of production, the company needed a larger area that meets all the necessary requirements. Recently, a site in Skolkovo was offered to house Domracheva's laboratory. “Printers should work in rooms that are well protected from dust. Conventional air conditioners are indispensable here,” Domracheva explains why her technology requires an industrial hood. It is also important that after printing there is a liquid that can only be drained into the industrial sewer network. In other technoparks, the sewerage for the laboratory would have to be equipped at their own expense.

In addition to the Skolkovo premises, it indirectly promotes 3D Smile. “A lot of attention is riveted to the technopark, a large number of journalists come here to learn about our company.

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