3D printing technology has not only reshaped pre-conceived production times and allowed people from many different industries to get creative and build designs that are improving the livelihood and wellbeing of people all over the world, but it has opened up many more possibilities in the education sector.
From local high schools right through to renowned tertiary educators and beyond, 3D printing technology is allowing for more hands-on practical learning.
Practitioners in the design, dental, engineering sector and many more are all benefiting from the technology as it is improving business, while creating a more practiced workforce, and opening people’s imaginations to get creative.
Case Study: Queensborough Community College
Michael Lawrence of Queensborough Community College, an engineering educator was given the task of outfitting the college with a 3D printing lab. This task would allow students to collaborate with local business to get real-life experience with both Polyjet and FDM 3D printing technology and begin to build relationships with those who are already in the industry.Download
Case Study: STARBASE Minnesota
STARBASE, located in Minnesota is an educational facility for young people to test their rocket design skills and get excited about the practical application of maths and science. Through the use of FDM 3D printing technology, the ‘not for profit’ organisation is able to produce the rockets that their students have designed and then go through a series of tests. The use of 3D printing technology at a place like STARBASE is invigorating young people to take interest in maths and science technology as the technology is already making huge changes in several industries and shaping the future of business production.Download
Case Study: Wellington University
Shifting the focus from mechanical engineering to bio engineering in the application of Polyjet 3D printing is exactly what they did at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The focus on this side of 3D printing can assist in the preserving of the natural environment and allow for students to get an understanding of marine and other natural environments.Download