Today’s students will enter a job market that values different skills than their parents and teachers learned. 3D Printing in education is a matter of bringing objects out of the computer screen and into the hands of students for inspection, analysis, and other processes that can benefit from physical manipulation.
In that way, 3D printing may eventually be able to bridge the gap between the physical and the digital–use a screen to find what you need, then print it into existence.
- Create a virtual design of the object you want to print with the help of a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file.
- Slice your STL file to create a layer-wise assembly to be used as a guideline for printing.
- Setup the printer for printing.