Exploring curiosity through 3D printing has serious potential for faculty and students in the classroom
The rise in popularity for 3D printing in recent years could easily be considered the next Industrial Revolution.
In fact, the theme of the Inside 3D Printing Conference this year was “The Third Industrial Revolution,” which speaks to how 3D printing opens up the door to more product manufacturing at home.
We’ve already begun to see how 3D printing has made significant changes to how we live today – from small business to medical advancements – so it comes as no surprise that 3D printing and education have been gaining mainstream attention. Here’s why:
The educational benefits offered with 3D printers are abundant
There is an enormous trend in the “maker movement” for students and, thus, 3D printing and education seem to have a promising future together. The shift towards “making” in the classroom means students and teachers learn together through direct experience – teaching students the basics of design and engineering through a more fun, demonstrative experience than any textbook lesson.
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