3D printing is a fresh approach to teaching computer science, mathematics, engineering, and much more. Solvelight’sagenda is to introduce and help spread 3D printing to all schools across America. Students can utilize 3D printing to assist them in bringing abstract designs and models to life, all the while, learning and having fun. Other benefits for schools to incorporate 3D printing in their lesson plan is that 3D printings ability to create complex geometers and bring a student’s creativity to life!
A vast majority of schools in America do not utilize 3D printing, leaving students in the dark from the many added benefits of using 3D printers. To incorporate 3D printing into our schools systems first an online portal should be made for all students to make a user name and password. Next, 3D printers should be incorporated in all applicable fields lesson plan. Lastly, additional 3D printer labs will be implemented to further show and teach what can be made with a 3D printer.
What benefits can students derive from 3D printing being implemented in schools? 3D printing is slowly becoming more popular with myriads of industries and is cutting down costs for rapid prototyping, and creating a new industrial revolution from big industries to your very own homes. Investing into students today will bring a brighter future tomorrow and 3D printing is an excellent place to start.
For a quality built 3D printer, that’s reliable and backed by the companies tech support, Tinkerine Ditto Pro is a reliable quality product that’s made in Canada. This professional desktop 3D printer is built with quality parts and robust construction. The Ditto can print at a speed of 120 mm/sec, with a resolution as small as 50 microns, meanwhile comes with a massive 486 cubic inch’s build volume. Unlike many conventional 3D printers the Ditto prints are not only quality assured, but quiet as well; for an undisturbed work space. Let’s not forget the Ditto Pro’s quality built quick-swap extruder, removable glass build plate, and on-board graphic display for easy user interface. Tinkerine also comes with a huge array of models you can print from the Tinkerine community. Ditto pro weighs 10kg, has 8.7” x 6.5” x 8.7” build volume, a 1.75 filament diameter, print resolution of 50-300 microns (0.05-0.3), utilizes PLA filament, nozzle diameter is 0.35, and uses fused filament fabrication technology (FFF). Tinkerine Ditto Pro can connect through USB and SD card. The frame of the Ditto Pro is made from aluminum composite insuring a sturdy build. The Ditto Pro supports STL, OBJ OS, and compatible with Windows and Mac; utilizing Tinkerine suite software.
Type A Machines Series 1 is a quality manufactured 3D printer, that’s produced in California. Both the chassis and extruder are built with durable and quality material to assure optimal performance; plus additional upgrades were done to the ribbon cabling, power supply, and motors for longer hours. With a massive build plate of 12” x 12” x 12”, nozzle diameter of 0.4mm, build speed from 35 to 120mm/sec, and has a resolution of 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, or 300 microns, the Series 1 is best suited for tackling big jobs that most conventional 3d printers struggle with. The series 1 is a durable, industrial construct that keeps an economic modular design in mind, easy bed leveling, and high precision linear guide system for quality prints and easy user interface. Type A Machines works best with PLA, CFPLA, and PET. Input format for the series one uses g-code and can be accessed through wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
As we further delve into 3D printing our possibilities are endless. Future business and homes will have a 3D printer, ranging from consumer to industrial printers. 3D printing is at the frontier of modern day innovations and breakthroughs, giving students a chance to utilize 3D printers will pioneer new ideas and inventions that can better the world and people.