3D printing should be added to the curriculum, says Rachel Park. Still, we must overcome a number of barriers for widespread adoption.
Students in 6th grade used 3D modelling and printing to create movable type for their school's 19th century Chandler & Price printing press.
3D Printing can bring exciting changes to schools across the curriculum, but only if it stays open, accessible, and focused.
Project Magnify, created by high school seniors, hopes to use 3D printing to bring resources to under privileged schools in California.
The Architecture department at Kasetsart University in Thailand has enhanced its rapid prototyping capabilities with a new Ultimaker farm.
After launching in January, GE Additive's Additive Education Program will deliver hundreds of 3D printers to schools the world over.
The Ministry of Education and Employment in Malta is investing in Ultimaker 3D printers so that students can develop key skills.
JMU 3SPACE, based in Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, is the USA's first college-level 3D printing classroom for general education.
By turning used plastic into sunglasses, phone cases and toys, 3D printing is being used to encourage children to go to school.
It is now more imperative than ever that schools educate their students about the emerging digital fabrication technologies, especially those of the "additive kind" (i.e. 3D printing) that are going to fundamentally change the world and the way we manufacture our goods.