3D Printing and using in education

What is 3D Printing?

3D-printer3D printing makes three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. and an real object is created from a 3D designThe creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes.

How can it used in education as a educational tool?


While this technology is used, students will gain using of technology well or they will have opportunity tolearn a valuable technology.when we looked other aspects, if students decide to have career in engineering, medical, jewellery or many other sectors, using of this printing can effect their ıdea and they can think these jobs in the future and they will have experience.

Another aspect is that it will increase creavity.generally, students lose their creavities in schools and they just try to memorize so at the end students will learn how to design, how to be creative and how to be innovative in 3D and also as a learning tool it is useful.Also we can summarize 3d printing as design and creativity.İn addition,it can be thought as  interactive class activities

Also this tool create a platform for colloboration since everybody use it and teacher and students should work together to design something.İn this way, they can explore more complex design

students can understand complex concepts via 3d printing sibce it provides 3d visuality and it will help student understand easily.Furthermore,interest of students can increase without just saying

One of example from tokyo , The Japanese economy ministry plans to support the use of 3-D printers in educational institutions with the aim of enabling students to use them as well, according to government sources.

Furthermore,Combine students limitless potential with 3D printing and the result is a powerful combination create powerful learning environments in your school. 3D Printing empowers students to embrace innovative technology and allows them to reach new levels of thinking.

All the pupils who have been involved with the 3D printer so far have been inspired by its possibilities. The opportunity to realise a concept or idea quickly into a 3D product is an incredibly powerful teaching tool.”-  David Jermy, Head of DT, Settlebeck School

İf it is summarized,

1. Engineering design students can print out prototypes

2. Architecture students can print out 3D models of designs

3. History classes can print out historical artifacts for examination

4. Graphic Design students can print out 3D versions of their artwork

5. Geography students can print out topography, demographic, or population maps

6. Cooking students can create molds for food products

7. Automotive students can print out replacement parts or modified examples of existing parts for testing

8. Chemistry students can print out 3D models of molecules

9. Biology students can print out cells, viruses, organs, and other critical biological artifacts

10. Math students can print out “problems” to solve in their own learning spaces, from scale models to city infrastructural design challenges




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