How 3D Printing Helps in Education

Planting Seeds of Wonder and Creativeness in School

You might say that 3D printed products can also help in the field of education but is it not just a matter of show-and-tell. 3D printing can help students and teachers alike in closing the gap between imagination and the real thing. In their hands, the object of concern is handled, inspected, analyzed or manipulated in the interest of learning and know-how. It becomes real learning as students develop world skills helped by resources that inspire and support ideas. Imagine what a student can make of himself or herself being able to dream and create.

What type of students benefit from the wonders of 3D printing and how does it affect their level of learning? For our youngest set of school learners it is the engagement of students with their subject, especially if a project-based strategic learning approach is used, that pricks their imagination and sustains their interest. For those in middle school, exposure to 3D printing develops problem-solving skills necessary to face more challenging work after graduation. Critical and analytical skills will thus be enhanced.

Those in technical schools can look forward to a bright future in manufacturing which is a globally important arena for talents. Various fields in manufacturing are in need of great minds to further their industries. Advances in cutting edge technology offered by 3D printing prepare colleges and universities for the challenges of a highly technical world in the immediate future. 3D printers enable students to gain critical academic experience, create cross-departmental collaboration and foster student entrepreneurship.

Bridging the Gap Between Raw and Real

3D printing experience can enable engineering and architectural students to print prototypes and 3D models. Graphic design students can print versions of their artwork. Historical artifacts for examination can help history classes, while printed topography, demographic, or population maps can aid geography. 3D models of molecules and compounds are essential tools for those who do chemistry and print out of cells, organs and biological artifacts are helpful for those in biology. Finally, in the field of research, 3D printing can expand research efforts by creating vivid prototypes to better illustrate ideas.

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