3D Printing in Education

  1. Overcoming the Log-Jam - 3D Printing Hub in the Classroom

    School Problems We have worked with schools for many years now, and understand the constraints on budget and time that they face....If only there were a 3D Printing Hub specifically for schools which was secure, reliable, specifically for schools and could save the school money. We recommend all schools (from KS2 education) invest in at least one 3D Printer so that...
  2. MakerBot a Potted History

    MakerBot a Potted History We thought it would be good to trace the history of MakerBot 3D Printers with a history of MakerBot and of the different machines they have produced together with the changing vision of the company. Consumer 3D Printing Way back in 3D printing Time the Cupcake CNC was introduced in April 2009 by MakerBot. Back then Bre...
  3. 3D Printing at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School

    Having been loaned a demonstrator 3D printer for a short number of weeks courtesy of ‘Shropshire 3D Print’, the UKS2 classes put the machine to good use by creating designs linked to their spring topics. Year 6 Looking at bridges as part of their STEM project, Year 6 were lucky enough to have talks from both Telford & Wrekin and Balfour...
  4. Shropshire 3D Print

    We are Shropshire 3D Print, and we Make Futures Reality Why Shropshire? Our business began in Shropshire for a few reasons: Here in the West Midlands,  Shropshire is the seat and birthplace of the 1st industrial Revolution. In the period 1760 to 1830 this was largely confined to Britain. Today you can be anywhere and trade everywhere The county of...
  5. Industry 4 Robotics Impact on Jobs in UK Cities

    The Robotics impact on jobs in UK Cities will be an outcome of industry 4. The January publication from the Centre for Cities at first appears gloomy.  Industry 4 is also called the Fourth Industrial Revolution  It does make stark reading to have reinforced from other sources like The Bank of England studies and Morgan McKinsey Consultants and reports that...
  6. 3D Printers in Libraries

    I cant believe its been two years since we exhibited at Shropshire Libraries and the engagement we created amongst the public and businesses. I was taken aback by the way many different types of library user from young students to retired pensioners, from engineers to inventors all wanted to know more about how to access 3D Printers. A lot has...
  7. From CAD to 3D Printer (Slicing)

    From CAD to 3D Printer (Slicing)
    From CAD to 3D Printer (Slicing) No matter which technology is utilised by you the designer in the output of a CAD design to a 3D Printer, the process is the same. A virtual model is sliced into layers and these layers are then built by the 3D Printer, and that building process is why 3D Printing is more accurately called...
  8. The Fourth Industrial Revolution

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    My School I went to school in Liverpool in the 1980's. This school was attended by Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Next door was the Art school which Lennon later attended. Together with Ringo they caused a Revolution in music across the world. John Lennon wrote a song called "Revolution"  which I was lucky enough to perform live at the Liverpool...
  9. Six reasons to invest in a 3D Printer

    Six reasons to invest in a 3D Printer
    3D printer ownership: Six Reasons for your Company to invest without delay Validation Using a 3D Printer, companies can produce a Prototype quickly which matches the properties of a design and allows  that company to test ideas inexpensively. The quicker a company can iterate, the better the final design, and the faster the company can get product to market to capitalise upon...
  10. Failure is Good

    Failure is Good
    Teaching to pass an Examination - is failure good? “I had failed on an epic scale" J K Rowling Do we allow Failure in our schools?  We are in danger in Education with league tables and results driven processes pressing down on our educators in schools in the UK of falling into a trap like the bad Driving Instructor: that is...

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