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Teaching the Future with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Classroom

STEAM education is more important now than ever. The workforce of the future needs to be well versed in science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and introducing kids to concepts…

High School Students Form Charity to Make, Distribute 3D Printed Prosthetics

Back in 2014, 3D printer manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE set out to bring 3D printing technology to every school in Portugal, and we’ve heard of similar initiatives to get 3D printers into classrooms…

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more…

3D Printing: Spotlight on Educators

As the 3D printing industry continues to advance, certain themes are arising that inform the roadmap ahead. Education represents one of the most significant keys to the future of additive manufacturing,…

Making a Difference: Mumbai Students Design, Develop, and 3D Print a Sanitary Pad Dispenser for School Project

We’re going to talk about something that makes lots of people pretty uncomfortable, even though in my opinion it really shouldn’t. Take a deep breath – are you ready? Menstrual…

Teacher Uses School’s 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

When I was in elementary school many years ago, a good friend of mine was injured when one of the fingers on her right hand accidentally got smashed in her family minivan’s sliding…

STEM Students Use 3D Printing and Artificial Intelligence to Bring History to Life

It’s always more fun to learn about history when the lesson is interactive; at least I think so. We put on little skits in elementary school when we learned about the…

3D Printing in Education: How Can 3D Printing Help Students?

3D printing is often discussed in education. Many schools, educators and education authorities are evaluating the technology for possible applications. 3D printing is often cited as a STEM tool or…

New Jersey High School Installs MakerBot Innovation Center

I was required to take shop class in 8th grade, where you learned how to use tools, like a miter saw, to make a lamp out of a plastic bottle. I…

Case Study of YSoft 3D Printing Classroom in Czech Republic Yields Important Results

It’s pretty clear by now that 3D printing in the classroom is extremely beneficial to students; they enjoy learning and using the technology, and it helps prepare them for the…

The Windsor Boys’ School: Young Design Engineers Emerge with Impressive 3D Printed Coursework

The Windsor Boys’ School has been at the forefront of education for over 100 years in the UK, and today we see that they are placing their students at the…

How 3D Printing Facilitates Interactive Learning

In recent years, three-dimensional, or 3D, printing technology has experienced rapid development. In just the past year, 3D printing improvements have been found in various technologies such as printers for use…

Replicating an Insect: Students Model and 3D Print a Unique ‘Roly Poly’ Bug

3D printing is finally beginning to find its niche within the educational environment. Professors and teachers from all corners of the globe have not only begun to realize the benefits…

Andi – A Low-Tech 3D Printer Teaches Kids the Mechanics of 3D Printing

Today we live in a world which is filled with technology. From the cellular phones that we use on a daily basis, to the computers on our desks, LED TVs…

This 3D Printed, Steam-Powered ‘Pop Pop Boat’ is Fueled by a Candle

Creativity is what drives innovation, and innovation has been driven quite far lately thanks to 3D printing technology. Whether it is a group of high school students, researchers at an…

8th Grade Class 3D Prints an Amazing Prosthetic ‘Spider-Man’ Hand for 5-Year-Old Dante

The greatest deterrent preventing most schools around the world from introducing 3D printing into their classrooms is the simple fact that teachers and school administrators, as well as other decision makers…

Filling the Gap: MakerBot Launches Free 3D Printing & Design Learning Guide for Schools

Reading, writing and arithmetic….. and 3D printing? Without a doubt, 3D printing is coming to the classroom sometime in the near future. The only question that remains is, ‘How long…

Pennsylvania Student Turns $10,250 School Maintenance Into a $61 3D Printed Fix

One of my favorite questions that I receive from others, is that of “Can 3D printers really be used in schools, and what are some examples?”. For most teachers, school administrators and…

5th Graders Utilize 3D Printing to Create Their Own Custom Cities

One of the most inspirational aspects of covering the 3D printing space is the fact that we constantly have the opportunity to promote the use of the technology in schools…

High School Student 3D Prints Incredible Hand Cranked Ferris Wheel

With all of the schools out there that currently have made 3D printers available to their students and faculty, there are bound to be all sorts of interesting stories surrounding…

A PowerPoint 3D Printer: Missouri Teacher is Building a Unique $20 3D Printer with His Students

When it comes to 3D printing within the classroom environment, there are some teachers who welcome it with open arms, while there are others who are deathly afraid of the…

The Windsor Boys’ School – Setting an Example for 3D Printing in Education

Dating back to the year 1908, the Windsor Boys’ School has been a mainstay in Berkshire in the UK. It’s an academy which boys ages 13-19 attend, and it has been…

Formlabs Partners with the Royal College of Art, Bringing 3D Printing to Creative Students

The stories that I personally love to cover the most within the 3D printing space are those which focus on bringing the technology to students around the globe. These are…

Ladybridge High School is Doing It Right — 15-Year-Old Students Create Unbelievable 3D Printed Lamps

3D printing is making an impact on our lives, whether we realize it or not. Many of the products we buy today originated from 3D printed prototypes which allowed their…