3d printing in schools

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jacek Kawalek, High School Teacher and 3D Printing Expert, Poland

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jacek Kawalek, High School Teacher and 3D Printing Expert, Poland

Jacek Kawałek is a 3D printing proponent in an area that hasn’t, so far, fully embraced the technology – at least not on an educational level. While Poland is home to several successful 3D printing companies, the country’s school system has no official 3D printing curriculum at the high school level, and that’s what Kawałek, […]

Jacek Kawałek is a 3D printing proponent in an area that hasn’t, so far, fully embraced the technology – at least not on an educational level. While Poland is home to several successful 3D printing companies, the country’s school system has no...
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...
35 Schools Awarded 3D Printers Thanks to Dremel's #LearnMakeGive Contest: Educators Tell Us What Winning Means for Their Students

35 Schools Awarded 3D Printers Thanks to Dremel's #LearnMakeGive Contest: Educators Tell Us What Winning Means for Their Students

When I was in middle school shop class, we engraved plastic keychains. There was no design to them other than settling on the brief text we wanted and ensuring we didn’t get our preteen fingers caught in the heavy machinery. Kids today are also able to create their own personalized keychains — but they do […]

When I was in middle school shop class, we engraved plastic keychains. There was no design to them other than settling on the brief text we wanted and ensuring we didn’t get our preteen fingers caught in the heavy machinery. Kids today are also able to create...
GE to Invest $10 Million in GE Additive Education Program to Subsidize 3D Printers for Schools

GE to Invest $10 Million in GE Additive Education Program to Subsidize 3D Printers for Schools

One of the big steps that GE has taken into the additive manufacturing industry was the creation of an entirely new branch of the company fully dedicated to the technology. GE Additive has been working to build a global network of additive manufacturing facilities – a network that already spans multiple countries and continents. Now the […]

One of the big steps that GE has taken into the additive manufacturing industry was the creation of an entirely new branch of the company fully dedicated to the technology. GE Additive has been working to build a global network of additive manufacturing facilities...
Dremel's Holiday #LearnMakeGive Contest: Up To 50 Winning Schools Will Each Receive Two Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20 3D Printers

Dremel's Holiday #LearnMakeGive Contest: Up To 50 Winning Schools Will Each Receive Two Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20 3D Printers

Not all companies understand just how important 3D printing can be for the classroom quite like Dremel. Although they’re well-known for their successful handheld rotary tools, they were one of the first nationally recognized brand names to adopt 3D printing, and released their 3D Idea Builder Printer back in 2014. This April, they announced the second […]

Not all companies understand just how important 3D printing can be for the classroom quite like Dremel. Although they’re well-known for their successful handheld rotary tools, they were one of the first nationally recognized brand names to adopt 3D printing, and...
NVBOTS & Citizen Schools Partnership Continues as Joseph A. Browne School Welcomes NVPro 3D Printer

NVBOTS & Citizen Schools Partnership Continues as Joseph A. Browne School Welcomes NVPro 3D Printer

I first took notice of NVBOTS and their lineup of 3D printers a couple of years ago as they entered the educational arena, ready to offer accessibility to students everywhere, beginning with their donation of an NVPro to Citizen Schools, a nonprofit organization. Since, NVBOTS has gone on to receive significant seed funding and Series A […]

I first took notice of NVBOTS and their lineup of 3D printers a couple of years ago as they entered the educational arena, ready to offer accessibility to students everywhere, beginning with their donation of an NVPro to Citizen Schools, a nonprofit organization....
The Reports of 3D Printing's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The Reports of 3D Printing's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain   Like most, I revel in the idea of an argument I can win, so when our editor-in-chief asked if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending apocalypse of 3D printing, I was all […]

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain   Like most, I revel in the idea of an argument I can win, so when our editor-in-chief asked if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending...
Danwood Group Initiates 3D Printer Rental Program for UK Schools

Danwood Group Initiates 3D Printer Rental Program for UK Schools

There are plenty of crises in the United States right now. Economic inequality, obesity, drought, Donald Trump – if you’re for some reason looking for something to worry about, there’s a long list of crises to choose from. One particularly worrisome crisis is the education crisis. No matter where you live, you’re going to find […]

There are plenty of crises in the United States right now. Economic inequality, obesity, drought, Donald Trump – if you’re for some reason looking for something to worry about, there’s a long list of crises to choose from. One particularly worrisome...
What Would a 3D Printer Mean to Your School? Students Answer to Win $5K Grant & Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer

What Would a 3D Printer Mean to Your School? Students Answer to Win $5K Grant & Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer

The multitude of impacts and efforts being put forth via 3D printing often pertain to very serious sectors, and subjects as doctors, scientists, and designers use the technology to create new products meant to change our worlds, and often save lives too. But the flip side is that in allowing the creative spirit to soar a […]

The multitude of impacts and efforts being put forth via 3D printing often pertain to very serious sectors, and subjects as doctors, scientists, and designers use the technology to create new products meant to change our worlds, and often save lives too. But the flip...
MakerBot CEO Travels & Blogs on the ‘New Normal’ with 3D Printing in Schools

MakerBot CEO Travels & Blogs on the ‘New Normal’ with 3D Printing in Schools

You may have noticed that while many adults of this generation are educated, savvy, and ‘with it, ‘ when something goes wrong with technology at home, the kids are often the ones to take hold and fix everything with ease. Not only are the students of today in tune with technology, for the most part […]

You may have noticed that while many adults of this generation are educated, savvy, and ‘with it, ‘ when something goes wrong with technology at home, the kids are often the ones to take hold and fix everything with ease. Not only are the students of today in tune...
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...
Datacom, Makers Empire, and 3D Printing Systems Team Up to Bring 3D Printing to Australian Schools

Datacom, Makers Empire, and 3D Printing Systems Team Up to Bring 3D Printing to Australian Schools

Datacom, Makers Empire, and 3D Printing Systems have joined forces with an agreement to deliver a suite of 3D printing solutions and hardware to schools across Australia. Jonathan Usher, the Managing Director of Datacom Solutions, says his company’s track record of providing customers access to technology makes the agreement an ideal fit for all three […]

Datacom, Makers Empire, and 3D Printing Systems have joined forces with an agreement to deliver a suite of 3D printing solutions and hardware to schools across Australia. Jonathan Usher, the Managing Director of Datacom Solutions, says his company’s track record...
Chesterland, Ohio 8th Graders Take on 3D Printing Projects and Topics in New Quarterly Class

Chesterland, Ohio 8th Graders Take on 3D Printing Projects and Topics in New Quarterly Class

When it comes to anything of value, we all know it’s important to start ’em young. And that’s exactly what one teacher is doing with a completely ‘from scratch’ 3D printing curriculum for his eighth-graders. Spanning one quarter, the new course is designed to introduce students at the middle school in Chesterland, Ohio to the world of […]

When it comes to anything of value, we all know it’s important to start ’em young. And that’s exactly what one teacher is doing with a completely ‘from scratch’ 3D printing curriculum for his eighth-graders. Spanning one quarter, the new course is designed to...
US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public Amidst Learning Curves and Legal Questions

US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public Amidst Learning Curves and Legal Questions

What if all it took to gain access to the technology of 3D printing was your plastic library card?  Considering it’s been hard to even find a book about 3D printing at the library, and the supply of new tomes on the shelves seems to be dwindling, I’ve been worried the library itself may be turning […]

What if all it took to gain access to the technology of 3D printing was your plastic library card?  Considering it’s been hard to even find a book about 3D printing at the library, and the supply of new tomes on the shelves seems to be dwindling, I’ve been worried the...
Kideville Aimed at Bringing 3D Printing and Urban Planning Skills to Students

Kideville Aimed at Bringing 3D Printing and Urban Planning Skills to Students

It’s all about the children at Kidesign, an ed-tech startup aimed at building educational kits and bringing 3D printing into school curricula. Alberto Rizzoli and Dejan Mitrovic say they decided to turn the workshops they ran for 4 years into scalable projects that would allow teachers to build a kit composed of a term-long series […]

It’s all about the children at Kidesign, an ed-tech startup aimed at building educational kits and bringing 3D printing into school curricula. Alberto Rizzoli and Dejan Mitrovic say they decided to turn the workshops they ran for 4 years into scalable projects...
President Obama Visits Boise State University - Checks Out 3D Printing Tech., Including 3D Printed Graphene Chips

President Obama Visits Boise State University - Checks Out 3D Printing Tech., Including 3D Printed Graphene Chips

I’m not political by any means, and personally I don’t affiliate myself with any particular political parties. I have some ideologies that would be considered conservative, while others would be more liberal in nature. Usually when it comes to Presidents of the United States, I support them fully no matter if I agree with the majority of […]

I’m not political by any means, and personally I don’t affiliate myself with any particular political parties. I have some ideologies that would be considered conservative, while others would be more liberal in nature. Usually when it comes to Presidents...
Student 3D Prints Incredible Functional Gearbox in One Piece, Proving Stratasys' Curriculum is For Real

Student 3D Prints Incredible Functional Gearbox in One Piece, Proving Stratasys' Curriculum is For Real

Functionality is something that is hard to come by for designers of 3D printable objects. The fact that desktop 3D printers are relatively new to the consumer market, and that they print in limited plastic materials, means that creating functional objects can be quite hard. Back in December, we reported on 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys, […]

Functionality is something that is hard to come by for designers of 3D printable objects. The fact that desktop 3D printers are relatively new to the consumer market, and that they print in limited plastic materials, means that creating functional objects can be quite...
NVBOTS Announces 3D Printing Educational Packages, Donates NVPro 3D Printer to Non-Profit Citizen Schools

NVBOTS Announces 3D Printing Educational Packages, Donates NVPro 3D Printer to Non-Profit Citizen Schools

NVBOTS has always been concerned about bringing more to the 3D printing market authentically, adding unique touches that offer true conveniences for users, and really making a difference. With a 3D printer that offers — among a number of other features — the ability to produce batch jobs due to automatic part removal, they’ve hit […]

NVBOTS has always been concerned about bringing more to the 3D printing market authentically, adding unique touches that offer true conveniences for users, and really making a difference. With a 3D printer that offers — among a number of other features — the...
Leopoly Expands its Easy-to-Use 3D Creation Tools to Businesses and Schools at CES 2015

Leopoly Expands its Easy-to-Use 3D Creation Tools to Businesses and Schools at CES 2015

One of the first things that many owners of 3D printers tell me when I ask them if they have ever designed their own products for 3D printing, is that the process is simply too difficult. There are a growing number of 3D printer owners, who quite frankly just use their 3D printers to print […]

One of the first things that many owners of 3D printers tell me when I ask them if they have ever designed their own products for 3D printing, is that the process is simply too difficult. There are a growing number of 3D printer owners, who quite frankly just use...
think3D Presents 3D Printing Art Exhibit at India’s Oakridge International School

think3D Presents 3D Printing Art Exhibit at India’s Oakridge International School

India-based think3D is one organization that wants to make sure the spotlight shines brightly — and equally — on 3D printing and art, but also on 3D printing in the art classroom. Think3D partnered with one of the top schools in India, Oakridge International School, for a 3D Printing Art exhibit yesterday, December 17. To focus on […]

India-based think3D is one organization that wants to make sure the spotlight shines brightly — and equally — on 3D printing and art, but also on 3D printing in the art classroom. Think3D partnered with one of the top schools in India, Oakridge...
“TechShop Inside! — Powered by Fujitsu” — TechShop & Fujitsu Team to Launch a Mobile Makerspace

“TechShop Inside! — Powered by Fujitsu” — TechShop & Fujitsu Team to Launch a Mobile Makerspace

It’s incredible how much the education system has changed within the last decade or so. The resources available to many students today, grades K-12 and beyond, are creating a learning atmosphere which is hands-on, interesting, and, most importantly, it prepares them for the future. The tools to educate our next generation of citizens are increasingly […]

It’s incredible how much the education system has changed within the last decade or so. The resources available to many students today, grades K-12 and beyond, are creating a learning atmosphere which is hands-on, interesting, and, most importantly, it prepares...
iMakr Education Sponsorship Program Offers FlashForge Dreamer 3D Printers to Schools at Half Price

iMakr Education Sponsorship Program Offers FlashForge Dreamer 3D Printers to Schools at Half Price

It pays to be in school, and smart companies like iMakr know that it pays in the long run to cultivate the much younger crowd, who are the makers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and scientists of the future. iMakr is, with FlashForge, offering not only a great discount on 3D printers but also training, support, and more […]

It pays to be in school, and smart companies like iMakr know that it pays in the long run to cultivate the much younger crowd, who are the makers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and scientists of the future. iMakr is, with FlashForge, offering not only a great discount on...
Maker Racers: Cardboard Race Cars with 3D Printed Gears and Springs Aim to Educate Our Youth

Maker Racers: Cardboard Race Cars with 3D Printed Gears and Springs Aim to Educate Our Youth

When I was younger, my brother and I would constantly be competing against each other, whether it was in sports, education, video games, or just about anything else. One of our favorite pastimes was racing our slot-cars. It was more than just racing them though, as we were always looking to gain an advantage over […]

When I was younger, my brother and I would constantly be competing against each other, whether it was in sports, education, video games, or just about anything else. One of our favorite pastimes was racing our slot-cars. It was more than just racing them though, as we...

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