This white paper presents five best practices for universities to successfully incorporate 3D printing into classrooms. Real-life examples come from Savannah College of Art and Design, Coventry University, the New England Institute of Technology and more.
Learn how incorporating 3D printing into the higher ed curriculum can help prepare students for success in STEM careers, and how students from the Sheridan College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Technology are using 3D printing to progress through the entire cycle of engineering design in a very hands-on manner.
When planning to purchase an additive manufacturing system, buyers will find capabilities and a price range wider than products from most any industry. Systems can range from several hundred dollars for a hobbyist unit to nearly $1 million for some high-performance systems. It’s no wonder there is confusion with respect to the product segments. This paper addresses the capabilities, roles and positioning of systems geared for professional use. Beginning with the most basic information — the definition of 3D printers — this white paper positions the two product classes.
Before you make a significant investment, it’s important to understand the basic processes of different 3D printers, not to mention the various materials and costs that are unique to each.
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Manufacturing is making a comeback in the United States, according to some. If that’s true, it’s partly because higher education has been helping students learn design and prototyping work. As manufacturing, making and innovation converge in education, 3D printing is becoming more crucial to curriculums. As the examples in this paper demonstrate, giving students access to 3D printers turns them into thinkers, designers and builders — the kinds of disciplines that form the heart of higher education in the 21st century.
Fused Deposition Modeling™ (FDM®) and PolyJet® are two of the most advanced and effective additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing technologies available. They span the range from budget-friendly, desktop modeling devices to large-format, factory-floor equipment that draw from the capital expenditure budget, and can produce a range of output from precise, finely detailed models to durable production goods. While there is crossover in applications and advantages, these two technology platforms remain distinct and bring different benefits. Understanding the differences is the baseline for selecting the right technology for your application, demands and constraints.