3D Printing In The Classroom

3D printing can add a new dimension to the classroom (pun intended).

While the technology is not yet “mature”, you are now seeing 3D printers in office supply stores & Fry’s Electronics. It’s time to start looking at how this new medium can enhance your students engagement and understanding.

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3D Printing in the Classroom

Kathy Schrock has put together a comprehensive list of resources, lesson plans and additional videos related to 3D printing in the classroom.  learn more

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7 benefits of using 3D printing technology in Education

This blog post from Makers Empire goes into detail on 7 good reasons for bringing 3D printing into the classroom: Creating inventors Bringing art back Engaging reluctant learners…  learn more

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Brookwood's 3D Design Problem Bank

Here's the actual site referred to in the "Now What?" article. Built using Weebly.com, a web site hosting service specializing in online shopping, this site allows adults (faculty,…  learn more

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How 3D Printing Works

Dr. Martin Leary hosts this short, non-technical explanation of how 3D printing works and what you can do with it. While the printers come in many shapes, sizes,…  learn more

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Managing a classroom 3D printer

This blog post talks about how one teacher manages one 3D printer and "lots" of things to print - 15 new items out of one class. Other posts…  learn more

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The three basic 3D-printing processes

Bart Van der Scheuren, of the Belgian 3D printing company Materialise, does a good job of explaining how the three main 3D printing technologies work. : Fused-deposition modeling…  learn more

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Who Invented the 3D Printer?

3D printing has been heralded as the future of manufacturing. This post takes a quick look at explaining 3D printing, then takes an in depth look at who…  learn more

Sources For Help

Not sure where to start? Check with your local or university. There are people in your area with 3D printers who would be glad to demonstrate them, assist…  learn more

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Materials that Can Be 3D Printed at Home

When it comes to 3D printing and the materials that can currently be printed in a home or classroom environment, the range available might surprise you. Everything from…  learn more

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11 Food 3D Printers to Feed the Future

While most 3D printers today "print" with plastic, there is a lot of experimentation and new products that can print on other media. If you can push it…  learn more

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Painting your 3D Prints with Sharpies

A teacher at a recent conference turned us on to this idea: Rather constantly changing color filament spools, they print everything in white PLA. They then let the…  learn more

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Tinkercad Lesson Plans

Step-by-step lessons that align to academic standards. Tinkercad is a free web app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. We’re the ideal introduction to Autodesk, a global leader…  learn more