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The significance of 3D printing in education: The revolution of education

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With the government’s strong support for the filament manufacturing industry, 3D printing have a more promising future. Some people may don't know what 3D printing is, or are curious about it.

But whether we know it well or not , we have to admit that 3D printing is affecting our lives and changing a lot of things unconsciously.

Such as industrial production, medical applications, food manufacturing, and even educational area are changing with the rise of 3D printing. We will have a more convenient, efficient and innovative future, a future in which everyone can make their creativity come true.


Now, let's talk about the application of 3D printing in the education industry. In the current upsurge of creating customers, more and more people pay attention to the extension of creating customers' education. What 3D printing can bring to the education area is not only the experience of new technology, but also the revolution of educational mode.

It can be said that 3D printing is more about the implementation and application of quality education which we have been discussing for a long time. It is the combination of books and practice in the true sense, and the embodiment of exploiting students’ creativity, practical ability and practicing knowledge application ability.

In addition, it can better arouse students' interest and improve their autonomy in new ways. At present, the application of 3D printing industry in the field of education mainly includes the following ways:

1. Out-of-school training

At present, off-campus training is a popular way of learning. Many primary and secondary schools and universities encourage students to participate in or even organize such interest-expanding courses, activities and so on.

Colleges and universities mostly use the form of associations to enrich students' lives and enhance their emotions, while primary and secondary schools can enrich students' lives and increase the interaction among parents, teachers and children. 3D printing is not only suitable for this way of development from technology to operation and timeliness, but also conducive to attracting students' interest.

       (Beming School Society, Las Vegas, USA)

2. Teaching Application in Primary and Secondary Schools

With the popularization of quality education, more and more primary and secondary schools realize the importance of the cultivation of knowledge and skills. In this respect, the application effect of 3D printing is remarkable. It achieves the combination of textbooks and applications, easy for children to understand, and improves children’s handcraft ability, collaborative ability and so on through the designing and printing production. It is also conducive to stimulating children's interest of learning.

(Jinan Shengli Street Primary School)

(Cape Town School, South Africa)

(Fort Herriman Middle School, USA)

(Nanjing Langya Road Primary School)

(Dongying Experimental Middle School)

3. Teaching Application in Colleges and Universities

Nowadays, more and more colleges and universities have begun to set up the Creator Laboratory. Our 3D printer has appeared in more and more college classes. This is based on the training of future technical talented person. Colleges and universities are also paying more attention to the combination of technology and knowledge. They are gradually abandoning traditional education methods, giving students more open education and learning, and making textbook knowledge bd more effective in practice.

(Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

(Dalian University for Nationalities)


4. Scientific Research and Development

The technology of 3D printing is mostly used in the scientific research of colleges and universities, which depends on the convenience of the operation of 3D printers, especially desktop 3D printers. It is more suitable with the research environment of colleges and universities, more convenient for students to use, more efficient from design to production and achievement.

(Shikoku University, Japan)

(Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)

Flashforge has been devoted to the achieve Creator Education and the application of 3D printing in the education area. For this reason, we have developed Inventor series aiming at the educational market, and introduced corresponding educational solutions in order to innovate the way of education and popularize more schools for Creator Education.

In the future, 3D printing will make the education industry more attractive. We look forward to cultivating more and more innovative talented person in this way in the future.




Still do not know how to use 3D printer? Check out this article and you will know.

After the rise of 3D industry, many designers and producers began to choose to use 3D printing to replace the traditional manufacturing process of industrial products. The reason why 3D printing can be accepted and favored by designers and producers is because it can save a lot  cost and time.

A product needs to undergo endless tests from early conceptual design, development and testing to the final production.

Traditional hand-board manufacturing, Chevron laser sculpture and CNC processing have a long production cycle and during the processing, a lot of waste are made.

If the manufacturing method is too complex, the manufacturing process will be technically difficult and cost more time.

The 3D printing technology use one-time forming, do not need to consider about using fixture design model, so it can accomplish more complex structural modeling in technology, save material cost, shorten processing cycle and can put into market faster. The most important point is that it is more suitable for small batch personalized customized products.

In many product development and design, there are many direct uses of 3D printing in the designing and developing spare parts, which means, 3D printing spare parts can be direct used in production.

Generally speaking, most of the 3D printing spare parts are low load bearing, original designed, complex structure, the function needs to meet special requirements or the size is large, and some parts can not be completed by traditional equipment.

In communication with many designers, we learned that in many cases, manufacturing costs, weight issues and R&D production cycle need to be considered during developing and designing. At this time, 3D printing becomes the best choice.

For example, the domestic civil aviation aircraft C919 loads 28 3D printing titanium alloy spare parts, which are applied to the boarding doors, service doors and front and rear cargo doors of the front and rear fuselages of C919 respectively, in order to meet the need of weight reduction of the fuselage.