Exploring diverse applications for full-colour, multi-material 3D printing in Education

Over the past decade, 3D printing technology has emerged as a valuable resource for education in colleges, high schools, maker spaces and even community libraries.

Nowhere is 3D printing’s influence on innovation more visible than on college campuses. One might think it is primarily the domain of engineering; however nothing could be further from the truth. 3D printing continually creates meaningful curricular connections outside of engineering — faculty, students, researchers and innovators are drawing on the technology in natural and physical sciences, mathematics, fine arts, filmography and even business school curricula. This widening scope of 3D printing applications has also led to unprecedented levels of multi-disciplinary collaboration between academic programs on college campuses.

The majority of 3D printers in academia operate in a single material with fixed colour and mechanical properties. However, there are new options of digital materials and full-colour 3D printing, in which the colour and/or physical properties (e.g., stiffness, hardness) can be specified at a point-by-point basis.

Download the white paper to discover educational applications for colour multi-material 3D printing including:

  • Fine arts
    • Apparel and fashion design
    • 3D printed artwork
  • Health care
    • Medical models
    • Assistive devices
  • Natural and Physical sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Entomology or botany
  • Design
    • Marketing studies
    • Personalized 3D printing
  • Engineering
    • Tooling
    • Finite element studies

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