Putting 3D printing on the curriculum for 2016

December 17, 2015

No other technology released over the last few decades has posed such a revolutionary potential when it comes to industries such as manufacturing and research and development than 3D printing.

Put simply, 3D printing’s impact is so significant that, as Obama declared, it has the potential to quite literally revolutionise the way we make things. Sector experts are predicting that this invention will finally bring technology to the masses, democratising the ability to make complex projects a reality.

And with the increasing popularity of 3D printing across industries, the education sector is tasked with fully preparing its students for the modern workplace. Many UK schools are already creating the classroom of the future by employing 3D technology to both facilitate young people’s learning and train them for working life.

In the latest Education Technology report by our partner Kyocera, a survey of more than 500 education professionals, 77% of education professionals said they could see the potential for 3D printing in their schools, college or university.

Why have we included 3D print to our portfolio?

We make it our business to continuously innovate. That’s why we partner with KYOCERA who are one of the first multifunction printer companies to launch 3D printing into the UK market.

Through 3D Systems, we are able to offer a range of 3D technology specifically designed with learning in mind. The innovative CubePro 3D printer is entirely contained, making it perfect for use in an educational environment.

The addition of 3D printing as a KYOCERA service will help to aid schools across the country to embrace digital transformation.

But how can you leverage this technology in education?

For schools, colleges and universities ready to make the move into 3D printing, this state-of-the-art technology will benefit your organisation by:

  • Developing learning and preparing students to be familiar with the technology used within industries such as aerospace, automotive, retail, architecture and food production
  • Strengthen your organisation’s STEM teaching, increasing your students’ ability within those subject areas
  • Help your students attain additional marks in formal technical assessments
  • Inspire students who learn primarily through visualisation to design and create their own models, encouraging pupils to use their initiative and creativity

It has long been predicted that we are on the cusp of a printing revolution. By adding 3D printing solutions to our list of services, we hope to enable the classroom of the future and prepare the next generation of students for their dream career.

For more information on how you can leverage 3D Printing throughout 2016 get in touch today by calling 01923 333 333 or emailing marketing@annodata.co.uk