I found a great article about the use of 3D printing in middle school and high school education I wanted to share.
When it comes to printing, there’s been a veritable explosion of options—nearly all of them affordable and accessible. No longer do one-person shops (or even home offices) have to settle for printers that are one-dimensional. There are printers that print in color, printers that fax, printers that scan—and printers that print in three dimensions.
In fact, 3D printing is revolutionizing much more than the small office and the home printing needs of a family. 3D printers can now be found in manufacturing shops, churning out parts for equipment. They can be found in doctor’s offices, making prosthetic limbs for patients. And they can be found in classrooms, helping students integrate their valuable science, technology, engineering, and math investigations into practical applications. In fact, it is in the classroom that many educators are finding a particular usefulness of 3D printing. This graphic explains the relationship and possibilities between the two.
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