Schools are still in the early stage of adoption of this innovative technology, but the exciting thing is what is to come. 3D printing provides several features that can revolutionize education here are some of them.

Create custom education models

3d printed custom science projects3 dimensional visual aids that they can use in their classroom particulalry in illustrating a hard to grasp concept. When kids are learning and enjoying the process, not only does it increase their creativity, but their understanding of the subject too. Let students experience the unseen world by 3D printing sound waves, magnetic fields, cell structures, viruses and molecules.

Induce interactive learning

3d printing education creative learning3D Printing enhances hands-on learning and learning by doing. Using this prototyping  technology, students will be able to produce realistic 3 dimensional mini-models. By using a 3D printer, any class will instantly be transformed in an interactive learning experience. For example, teachers can create 3D models of heart, skeleton or a head in a biology class to encourage interaction.

Set up maker labs

3D_printers,_maker labs education Why not create a Makerspace in your school or college? It’s a great source of motivation for kids to learn skills like teamwork, sharing and 3D printing. Maker labs channelize the creativity of sharp young minds using 3D technology. 3D printing technology is a learning tool, one which will only continue to evolve, and continue to provide benefits beyond standard educational curricula.

Empower Research

3d printing education researchNothing can be more beneficial than a quick prototyping machine in the hands of a researcher. With access to 3D printing, the productivity of your research scholars and students can increase greatly. 3D printing helps you explain your concept better with others, create your own apparatus or test more scenarios with the help of custom designs.

Introduce 3D Printing Curriculum

3d printing curriculumIntroducing new technologies at an early age really fires up a kid’s imagination and inspires them to learn without limits. It’s also great fun. Having a structured 3D Printing curriculum adds a new dimension to the classroom by integrating making into learning. Curriculum supported learning tools make learning fun and teaching concepts of science, technology, engineering and math concepts very easy.

Contact think3D team

With great insights in to the education sector, and the cumulative experience of working with scores of schools, colleges and universities, think3D can be your perfect partner in using 3D printing for education. Drop an email to  for more details on our 3D printers & scanners range, and for help in creating custom 3D prototypes. Our team will get in touch with you.


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2 replies on “3D Printing in Education”

I am a vivid tinkerer and 3D model designer having nil experience about actually 3D printing something eventhough I had been through 3D printing technology courses online. While searching through the internet about 3D printers near by my location, I stumled across think3D. Within a few days I was working alongwith the technical team of think3D to get my first ever 3D print and the initiating process was very easy as I had to simply send .stl extension file to their email ID, suddenly I was editing, trimming and adjusting my model as per their minimum requirements to print and understanding how to get better fit for different parts by maintaining clearances. The team was instrumental and humble enough to carry on more than 20 email trails in order to get the final file. Their valuable inputs has allowed me to realize the importance of clearances and how a printer actually looks upon our 3D models in order to print them. It was a fun ride and the final outcome was more than satisfying and lived upto my expectations since the model will be used as a showcasing model in my university for the better understanding of difficult to imagine topics and bright future of the current and prospective engineers of our country.
Looking forward to get more models printed!
-Rahul Modi

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