Schools that have integrated 3D printing into the classroom are seeing amazing results. The technology is exciting to students and motivates them to succeed. Our tech savvy students want to be exposed to the latest technology and 3D printers lend themselves perfectly to this. It’s an extremely powerful tool to have at a teacher’s disposal and if delivered in the correct way can help inspire creativity. The process of 3D printing lends itself perfectly to the concept of iterative designing.
Students will design, prototype, evaluate and re-design. This itself encourages higher-level thinking and a more realistic experience to design and manufacture in the real world. 3D printing also provides many opportunities to aid visual and practical learning across the sciences. 3D-printed components are often used as test models for scientific experiments across different disciplines, including mechanical engineering, aerospace, and robotics.