3d printing in schools

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…

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,…

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…

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….

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

“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…

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,…

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…