3D Printing technology is being adopted into industry in ever-increasing frequencies and applications, creating skills and jobs that will be integral to an Industry 4.0 future. K-8 students can learn the basics of 3D printing, from understanding strength and use of various materials, to basic CAD/CAM design, to problem-solving and critical thinking.
This project-based course investigates the use of 3D printers and injection molding as part of a rapid manufacturing process. Students explore how 3D printers can be used to produce tooling for manufacturing and will design and develop tooling for injection molding.
By considering multiple processes, technologies and materials, students develop critical thinking skills necessary to decision-making in any career field.
As 3D Printing grows in use across all industries and markets, teach your students to not only 3D print, but to design, program and create useful parts using 3D printing technology. This program focuses on core concepts in:
- Engineering Design
- Structural Engineering
- Materials Science
These desktop 3D printers are being used regularly in industry today – with materials stronger than ABS plastic, more accuracy than any other 3D printer for education, and cloud-based software compatible with any STL file.