3D Printing

3D printing is a rapidly expanding field. Everyday new use cases for 3D printers are discovered and implemented. With the increasing popularity of 3D printing, this technology will become more and more a part of our lives in the future. One of the areas where 3D printing is creating positive change is education.

The Inspire 3D Printing Package is designed to provide schools with a start to finish solution for 3D printing and ensures that educators know exactly how to maximise the use of their 3D printers through thorough training.

3D printing in education is about taking something from a screen and materialising it in the real world, allowing students to benefit from learning using physical interaction. This style of learning brings excitement and drive to the classroom, encouraging enthusiastic learning from students and making abstract ideas tangible.

Benefits to 3D in education:

3D printing is an enabling technology that encourages and drives innovation. It provides one with the unprecedented opportunity to design anything using advanced modeling tools. The benefits of using 3D printing technology in education extend far beyond learning about the process of 3D printing.

3D printing itself not only enables one to learn about 3D design, material science, the technology behind 3D printers and their practical uses, but also makes the learning environment far more engaging and interesting.

Here are some of the main benefits of using 3D printing in education:

1. Make learning hands-on again.

2. Solve real-world problems.

3. Create inventors.

4. A whole new modern twist on art.

5. Teamwork helps build school camaraderie.

6. Engage reluctant learners.

7. Integrated with other education and 4iR technologies.

HARDWARE

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Inspire Africa has sourced and provided only the highest quality and cost-effective printers. Two printer options are available. Our selected printers are:

  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Require minimal maintenance
  • Extremely reliable
TEACHER TRAINING

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Full teacher training is provided. Our instructors cover the entire core curriculum as well as hardware and software setup, implementation of printers in the classroom, and troubleshooting and maintenance.

ONLINE 3D PRINTING CURRICULUM

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The Inspire 3D Printing curriculum consists of three components:

1. 10 Lesson Core Curriculum

Consists of video and formal lessons that cover the core concepts around 3D printing and CAD

2. 30+ STEAM Subject Lesson Plans

Covering subjects such as Physics, Technology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Art

3. 3D Model Database

Full of 3D models required in the lesson plans PLUS so much more fun things for both teacher and student.

Do you want to take a sneak peak at our 3D Printing Curriculum?

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