3D printing fuels limitless creativity when students get to see, hold and test their ideas in real space. From one’s imagination to paper, to software and now to a 3D model.
3D printing turns computer models into real physical things. It takes different materials, from biodegradable plastic filament PLA to ABS plastic to Nylon, melts it into thin layers onto a surface, moves up and prints another layer. After layer upon layer, you are left with a physical object.
A hands-on project, in which after designing with 3D modeling software, students take the 3D prints of their creativity and test it with real life relevance, use their reasoning abilities, interact with peers and adults, only to go back to the drawing board to repeat the process for better results.
Students will experience the practical 3D printing experience and a critical eye for the technology’s advantages and limitations. From there, the possibilities are theirs to explore.
Upon program completion, students will be able to:
- Produce a fully functional part in a single print
- Understand the advantages and limitations of each 3D printing technology
- Evaluate and assess scenarios to recommend appropriate use of 3D printing technology
- Understand how 3D printing technology can be used for time and cost savings
3D Printing Program is scheduled in Summer Camp
The program is also scheduled in Summer 2015 Optional Program