3D printing is an important part of Industry 4.0, also known as Smart Industry. Thanks to 3D printing technology it is now possible to design and create complex components in one step, this will reduce the mass assembling of products in the near future. Existing industrial manufacturing technology jobs will disappear and new jobs will emerge. 3D printing in education means that investments are made in technology with job prospects for students. But there are more reasons to introduce 3D printing in education:
Opportunities for retraining
With the arrival of 3D printing, designers, architects, engineers and many more creatively oriented people will have to learn how to redesign. They are used to thinking and drawing in 2D. For education there is an important opportunity for retraining for the taking.
Have students investigate and experience economic benefits
3D printing creates new business opportunities and sudden competitive advantages. It is attractive for students to become acquainted with this at an early stage of their studies. For example, there are companies that used to order spare parts that they can now print themselves. The result is a cost saving of 93%, made sustainable because there is virtually no waste. Which creative business opportunities do your students see with 3D printing?
Give students a tool to make prototypes
With 3D printing it is possible to introduce all kinds of creative ideas as a prototype way quicker. What do we mean by that? Just look at how Eindhoven University of Technology uses 3D printing technology to solve major issues. Click here to see that “Sustainable Fuel” is really possible according to a number of students.
Why with 3DWare?
Our 3D printers are always supplied with an Educational package 3D printing. This package is there to provide knowledge transfer and guidance to make 3D printing a success within the curriculum for a longer period of time.
We believe that the package of knowledge transfer and providing guidance is a great way to bring education and technological practice closer together, closing the gap.
As experts in 3D printing, we have all the knowledge in-house. From printing itself to specialist applications in education and of course the manufacturing industry. We help you with looking for the printer most suited for your needs. After the right printer has been found we can proceed with giving you expert advice on how to use it. Thanks to our extensive experience and broad knowledge with 3D printing, we have an answer for every question and a solution for every challenge!
3D printing is a sustainable solution, why? Well, thanks to 3D printing there will be no more wasted materials as everything will be used optimally. Besides saving costs on materials, it will also help you save costs in regards to transportation and storage, drastically reducing them. The possibilities offered through 3D printing are truly limitless. Almost all materials can be used with 3D printers and new opportunities surface every day. Because 3D printing is still in its early stages more development will surely follow, this in turn then increases the sustainable benefits of 3D printing even further.
Servable in every phase
Service is one of our top priorities. In this day and age it is always nice to be able to handle everything online. Although, it might be quick and efficient, it lacks personality. At 3Dware however, we do things differently. We offer you the opportunity to come and visit us and have a look at our products first hand. A showroom where you will be able to see for yourself what the products look like and how they work. You can always contact us for advice, help and support. Even if you are not yet a customer. From discovery to development and unburdening: we are there for you during all of the phases, so that you can activate your future guided by outstanding service.