3d printing in school

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

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 prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated workforce, after all, is the best way to overcome a lingering skills gap as technologies […]

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 prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated...
3D Printing: Spotlight on Educators

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, both for the next generation of innovators currently in their formal schooling years and for adults, either as working professionals who would benefit from bringing […]

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, both for the next generation of innovators currently in their...
Making a Difference: Mumbai Students Design, Develop, and 3D Print a Sanitary Pad Dispenser for School Project

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 cycles and sanitary pads (GASP). For whatever reason, those words can often strike fear into the hearts of men and women, though obviously for very […]

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 cycles and sanitary pads (GASP). For whatever reason, those words can...
Teacher Uses School's 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

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 door. It was near the end of the school year, but we still had plenty of homework and quizzes, and as my friend was right-handed, […]

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 door. It was near the end of the school year, but we still had plenty of homework...
STEM Students Use 3D Printing and Artificial Intelligence to Bring History to Life

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 history of individual states (I remember using a bag of cotton balls to decorate the floor, as I had one of the southern states), and […]

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 history of individual states (I remember using a bag of cotton balls to decorate the floor, as...
3D Printing in Education: How Can 3D Printing Help Students?

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 something that can assist teaching staff. It is early days yet, but we will evaluate some of the things you could do in education today […]

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 something that can assist teaching staff. It is early days yet, but we...
New Jersey High School Installs MakerBot Innovation Center

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 took Computer Applications when I was a senior, which was mostly just making PowerPoint presentations. Things have sure changed since then…no, this isn’t where I […]

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 took Computer Applications when I was a senior, which was mostly just making PowerPoint presentations. Things have sure...
Case Study of YSoft 3D Printing Classroom in Czech Republic Yields Important Results

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 future, as 3D printing continues to grow in many industries. Schools can print out motivational assets like school emblems, students can print prototypes of community […]

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 future, as 3D printing continues to grow in many industries. Schools can print out...
The Windsor Boys' School: Young Design Engineers Emerge with Impressive 3D Printed Coursework

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 forefront of technology as well, teaching them and testing their abilities as they learn new skillsets that will serve them well out in the real […]

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 forefront of technology as well, teaching them and testing their abilities as they learn new skillsets that...
How 3D Printing Facilitates Interactive Learning

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 in the home, as well as 3D pens for doodling with. As the accessibility of 3D printing has increased, so has the quality of the finished products […]

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 in the home, as well as 3D pens for doodling with. As the...
Replicating an Insect: Students Model and 3D Print a Unique 'Roly Poly' Bug

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 the technology can provide for teaching students new things, but are also finding that it is a great means for maintaining the attention of students who […]

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 the technology can provide for teaching students new things, but are also finding...
Andi - A Low-Tech 3D Printer Teaches Kids the Mechanics of 3D Printing

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 on our walls, and the automobiles that get us to school or work every morning, most of us take this technology for granted, and the […]

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 on our walls, and the automobiles that get us to school or work every morning, most of us take this technology for...
This 3D Printed, Steam-Powered 'Pop Pop Boat' is Fueled by a Candle

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 Ivy League school, engineers at Ford Motor Company, or just a hobbyist at home, 3D printing is bringing ideas to life in ways that previously […]

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 Ivy League school, engineers at Ford Motor Company, or just a hobbyist at home, 3D...
8th Grade Class 3D Prints an Amazing Prosthetic 'Spider-Man' Hand for 5-Year-Old Dante

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 within various school districts, simply don’t know what the technology can be used for or how it can be used. Just like the personal computers […]

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 within various school districts, simply don’t know...
Filling the Gap: MakerBot Launches Free 3D Printing & Design Learning Guide for Schools

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 will it take before it’s in schools everywhere?’. Will it be a year from now? A few years? A decade? No one can really say […]

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 will it take before it’s in schools everywhere?’. Will it be a...
Pennsylvania Student Turns $10,250 School Maintenance Into a $61 3D Printed Fix

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 parents, the idea of introducing 3D printers into the classroom environment is a frightening one. Most of these individuals know very little about the technology, […]

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 parents, the idea of introducing 3D printers into the classroom...
5th Graders Utilize 3D Printing to Create Their Own Custom Cities

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 around the world. There is nothing more pleasing to me than reporting on a successful case study in which 3D printing proved to be of […]

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 around the world. There is nothing more pleasing to me than reporting on a successful case study...
High School Student 3D Prints Incredible Hand Cranked Ferris Wheel

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 the use of this technology within the classroom environment. Back in May of 2014, we covered a story about a teacher named Corben White, who […]

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 the use of this technology within the classroom environment. Back in May of 2014, we...
A PowerPoint 3D Printer: Missouri Teacher is Building a Unique $20 3D Printer with His Students

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 technology. Some teachers have taken it upon themselves to learn how to use various 3D printers, while others have come up with some very unique […]

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 technology. Some teachers have taken it upon themselves to learn how to use various 3D printers,...
The Windsor Boys' School - Setting an Example for 3D Printing in Education

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 in its current location on Maidenhead Road in Windsor since 1939. Windsor specializes in the arts, with a big emphasis on both academics and extracurricular […]

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 in its current location on Maidenhead Road in Windsor since 1939. Windsor specializes in the...
Formlabs Partners with the Royal College of Art, Bringing 3D Printing to Creative Students

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 our future leaders, creators, manufacturers and engineers. They are the ones who will be there for us when we are old, the ones who will advance technology […]

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 our future leaders, creators, manufacturers and engineers. They are the ones who will be there...
Ladybridge High School is Doing It Right -- 15-Year-Old Students Create Unbelievable 3D Printed Lamps

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 creators to more thoroughly examine the positive and negative aspects of their creations before bringing them to market. Without a doubt, in the coming years, […]

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 creators to more thoroughly examine the positive and negative aspects of their creations before...
4th Graders in New Jersey Design and 3D Print Boats That Float in Order to Learn Geometry

4th Graders in New Jersey Design and 3D Print Boats That Float in Order to Learn Geometry

I am often approached by teachers and school administrators who want to provide the best possible technology to their students. One of the first things they ask me is, “How can we introduce 3D printing into the classroom?” For me, that’s a very simple question to answer, as the possibilities are really endless. 3D printing […]

I am often approached by teachers and school administrators who want to provide the best possible technology to their students. One of the first things they ask me is, “How can we introduce 3D printing into the classroom?” For me, that’s a very...
Teacher Gains Students' Interest by 3D Printing an Incredible Jelly Bean Dispenser

Teacher Gains Students' Interest by 3D Printing an Incredible Jelly Bean Dispenser

I remember as a young child, begging my mother to take me to the grocery store with her each week, for the mere fact that it meant she would give me a handful of quarters to feed into the gumball machine in the front of the store. Quite honestly I never really liked gumballs, but I […]

I remember as a young child, begging my mother to take me to the grocery store with her each week, for the mere fact that it meant she would give me a handful of quarters to feed into the gumball machine in the front of the store. Quite honestly I never really liked...
High School Teacher Creates Drogerdy, the 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Controlled Tank Bot

High School Teacher Creates Drogerdy, the 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Controlled Tank Bot

Raspberry Pi and 3D printing seem to go together like peanut butter and raspberry jelly. There are so many different possibilities that inventors and innovators can come up with when combining these two brilliant technologies. We’ve seen uniquely created Raspberry Pi cases, as well as 3D printer control systems based on Raspberry Pi. Most interesting […]

Raspberry Pi and 3D printing seem to go together like peanut butter and raspberry jelly. There are so many different possibilities that inventors and innovators can come up with when combining these two brilliant technologies. We’ve seen uniquely created...

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