Dr. Ian Saginor's Volcano Terrain Project is now printing volcanic models using an Mcor IRIS 3D printer, creating 3D models made using paper material to show those living near volcanoes the potential for danger. He presented his model to the students and teachers at Hernán Vardas Ram*rez elementary school in Juan Viñas, near the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica. Students immediately understood what the models were showing them, with 100% of them responding that they found it easier to find their locations on the 3D printed model than they did on a 2D map--and 95% said they would take one home to show their families, if they could. Read more about the latest from the Volcano Terrain Project at 3DPrint.com: http://3dprint.com/85598/volcano-terrain-project-mcor/

Below is a photo of Costa Rican students with the 3D printed model of Turrialba: