Accessibility and affordability. That’s the chant we’ve been hearing in the 3D printing industry forever now, and while some companies truly put their money where their mouth is, often both concepts and how they are presented can be a matter of perspective, depending on your resources. When it comes to 3D modeling resources though, 3D Slash is undeniably all about bringing design capabilities to everyone; in fact, their focus is on the average users—and seeing that they are able to use 3D design and printing for true functionality.
We’ve followed this company, founded by CEO Sylvain Huet, a French engineer and entrepreneur, as they’ve continued on their mission to see that absolutely anyone can make or edit 3D files. From partnerships with companies like YouMagine and Sketchfab to ongoing new features to make modeling easier for users, we see their momentum continuing to grow—and the use of their product spreading.
Now, they’ve released a premium offer aimed just at the educational system. Teachers and students alike should find this very worth their while in terms of exploring, as they can enjoy the benefits of ‘genius tools for the classroom,’ along with other features, such as:
- The ability for teachers to create student accounts
- Convenient sharing of content between teachers and students, with the ability to mark content as ‘favorites’
- Real time class management of specific students and workstations, and all class files
- Easy access for students to their own content
“Our Premium Offer for Schools was developed in cooperation with a panel of teachers and was specifically designed to meet their needs in terms of classroom management,” said Sylvain Huet, founder of 3D Slash.
It’s no surprise that 3D Slash is growing quickly in use when it comes to schools, and that should be expected to continue with this popular software as the STEM agenda continues to expand—and not just in the US, but globally. More and more educators are specifically using the 3D Slash product for introducing their students to 3D printing, and with good reason as it is often praised as the most user-friendly 3D modeling tool on the market today—not to mention fun, as the premise for learning to use the software and creating models is performed by ‘slashing a cube.’
Students of all ages can learn to create scale models, prototypes, items like replicas of historical monuments, and much more. Very young students can use the program to learn to manipulate 3D shapes, while older students are able to delve into mastering more precise design and engineering projects.
Continuing in their mission to make 3D design and printing further accessible, 3D Slash also continues to keep making alliances and integrating their services with those of other big names within the 3D industry. We’ve watched their partnerships continue to expand around the world, and all the efforts are paying off as the 3D Slash team has the reward of seeing their product being used now by so many different types of users engaged in projects from design and prototyping to scale modeling, digital entertainment, and far more.
With this program—still in the beta phase—Premium Offer rates will be calculated according to needs outlined by the teachers. It will also be used as a team management tool by a variety of companies. The standard web version of 3D Slash remains entirely free to use. See here to find out more about the Premium Offer for teachers. Discuss in the 3D Slash Offer forum over at 3DPB.com.
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