When it comes to education, technology, and innovation, the citizens of India like to stay well ahead of the curve on all counts. We’ve reported on their progress there, covering a wide range of stories from 3D printing aerospace labs to highly organized 3D design challenges.
One company headquartered in India is not only dedicated to talking about and teaching the technology of 3D printing–if their mission goes as planned, 3DCreatR will have everyone in India 3D printing and expounding on its virtues before too long. While their education reaches out to all ages, they do have a special focus on exposing kids to 3D printing and all it has to offer so that they can carry it through to the day when they graduate and head into lucrative careers involving engineering, medicine, aerospace, manufacturing, and more. The list of career choices is nearly endless for those with the relevant skill sets–and the amount of learning centers 3DCreatR plans to open is nothing to sneeze at, either.
Headquartered in Mumbai, 3DCreatR is already operating two thriving Centres for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Due to their success, great expansion is on the horizon as they are bringing the 3D printing magic and challenge to the educational system, as well as continually emphasizing the importance of this new technology to students within their country.
“3DCreatR is determined to spread its wings of knowledge to the masses and has plans to open 50 more such centers all over India over the next 6 months,” Sarala Puthran of 3DCreatR told 3DPrint.com. “We have been successfully running two centers at Mumbai and have strived for excellence through constant innovation and advancement, enabling the company to surpass all barriers and emerge as leaders in 3D printing education in India.”
At their centers, as they continue to accelerate and encourage learning throughout India, 3DCreatR will offer classes meant to “sharpen and enhance” 3D learning for Indian citizens on all levels. Content and curriculum encompasses classes and material such as:
- Kids 3DC – Introductory course for the young ones
- DesignA 3DC – Instruction focusing on product and art design for adults
- DesignK 3DC – Instruction in design for kids, including scanning and sculpting
- Design+3DC – An extension of the introductory course for adults or kids, offering twelve 3D printing sessions
- Sculpt3DC – Introduction for kids to the Sculptris program, where they learn to make a basic 3D model
- Jewelry3DC – Any skill level receives instruction on 3D printing a pendant, as well as embellishing it
- ChocoMold 3DC – Participants learn to 3D print with chocolate, and produce a chocolate mold as part of the class assignment
Within all of these offerings, 3DCreatR will be offering a colorful and fun array of projects at each of their 50 centers. Students can look forward to not only to making chocolate delights, but 3DCreatR points out that students in many capacities across the board should be able to look forward to using 3D models for work and study in biology, producing art and jewelry of their own designs, making replicas of artifacts for history studies, creating engineering prototypes, and more.
“3D printing has caught the attention of educators who are looking into ways for incorporating it into the classroom,” states the 3DCreatR team. “At 3DCreatR, we invest in some of the most important aspects of kids and adults–their imagination, creativity, making abilities, confidence, and above all–their future.”
While they are completely focused on education, they do also offer equipment and products.
“3DCreatR has done quite extensive research into the field of consumer level 3D printers and are proud to carry ‘the best of the best’ 3D printers, scanners, jam-free filaments, and other related accessories,” Puthran told 3DPrint.com.
As their education practices spread, the 3DCreatR team will be busy demonstrating how 3D printing is not just useful in research and development in major sectors, but it’s a technology that can be very helpful in the here and now for creating artistic–as well as scientific–models that can be immediately useful. They encourage students to stretch the limits in creativity, and while teaching them about innovation also help them to grow in terms of personal learning and thinking skills.
Have you or anyone you know attended any sort of 3D printing education in your local area? Discuss this, as well as the 3DCreatR plan for expanding with 50 more learning centers in India in the 3DCreatR 3D Printing Center Expansion forum thread over at 3DPB.com.