3D Printing in Education

3D Printing in Education2017-03-25T15:51:33+00:00

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 info@think3d.in  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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing is the process of converting a three dimensional digital file into the physical object by depositing material layer by layer. 3D Printing is the simplest, safest & quickest way of creating physical objects.

How can 3D Printing be applied to education?

3D Printing helps in creation of visual aids for students to master the topics. It enhances creativity & visualization ability of the students. One can create a 3D model in various open source 3D design softwares and can then use 3D printer to print that 3D model. Teachers can come up with custom visualization aids like solar system for better delivery of the content. When students are engaged, they are better able to discover their talents and develop the mental resources they need to think critically.

Many schools, colleges & universities are adopting to 3D Printing in a big way and it is made mandatory by Government Of India to have 3D Printer in every major university.

Is 3D Printing safe?

3D Printing is extremely safe if certain precautions are followed. One shouldn't touch the hotend and shouldn't put finger during the gantry movement. More than the 3D Printing, it is 3D filaments that one should be careful about. These 3D filaments release fumes when melted and over-exposure may lead to some eye irritation in some people. The fumes aren't in anyway hazardous. So, one can be rest assured that 3D Printing is very safe. 

 

2 Comments

  1. Rahul Modi January 2, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Hi!
    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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