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3D Printing as an Art Activity for Kids

With 3D printing technology becoming more and more widespread, it’s increasingly important that kids be taught how to use 3D printers at a young age. Though 3D printers need to be introduced in ways that are fun and engaging for children, it’s also important that the activities kids perform using these devices are educational and […]
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3D Printing in Colleges: How Students Are Engaging With Additive Manufacturing

Although many people still think of 3D printing as a futuristic technology, the truth is that it has found its way into many very conventional areas of day-to-day living. Nowhere is this truer than on college and university campuses, where additive manufacturing technology is being introduced to many different classes. Here are just a few […]

Applying 3D Printing Across the Curriculum

As 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has integrated itself into day-to-day life, the number of applications for it has grown tremendously. One of the most exciting uses of 3D printing is in the educational sphere, where it can be used to help students better understand and engage with course material. The advantages of […]
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3D Printing in Geography: The Topographic Map

3D printing has added a new layer of excitement to education. Teachers are given an additional resource for lesson planning and interactive teaching. In a technology-driven society, we expect the most accurate depiction of information. Education is no exception. In today’s geography classroom, 3D printing can be used to create topographical maps, the likes of […]

3D Printing in Art: Making Functional Items

The invention of the 3D printer has added a new layer of creativity to the art world. Artists all over the globe are using 3D printers to produce artworks as simple as a coaster, or as complicated as a recreation of Michelangelo’s David. But what is the average school art teacher to do with the sudden […]

3D Printing in History class

You wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a 3D printer being used in science class, but what about in history? As more schools gain access to this technology, history teachers are creating lesson plans that allow students a more creative and hands-on approach to exploring everything from ancient technology to dwellings of different cultures. 3D […]