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3D Printing in Higher Education

From the Printware Blog on Tuesday 4th August 2015 in Education, 3D Printing, News

Technology has become an integral part of modern daily life. Not only are we exposed to new, more advanced tech month by month, but we also partly rely on these innovations to streamline business operations. This doesn't mean we don't rely on HP printers anymore in the UK though, just simply that we're continuing to evolve as a society. So, where does technology fit in when it comes to higher education?

Well, there are so many courses available, each targeting a variety of careers, personalities and, above all, skillsets. From archaeology to art and design, there really is something for everyone. In terms of tech, there is also room for it to slot into how universities and colleges operate, course by course, and day by day.

In today’s post though, we will be taking a look at one piece of technology, in particular; 3D printing. Currently, 3D printing has weaved its way into a number of industries, and a lot of teams have reaped the benefits of this technology too.

So, how can 3D printing help higher education facilities? Let’s find out.

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Expanding Courses

It’s fair to say that 3D printing has opened many doors in the business world, and it can do exactly that for universities, colleges and their students. Not only would the potential for expanding courses become a more viable prospect, but students would benefit from a wider range of more specific courses too.

Whether students are interested in advanced computer science or something a little artsier, 3D printing can provide countless opportunities for students to walk away with the degree they need and want.

A Tech-Savvy Generation

3D printing has witnessed a surge in popularity and usage over the past few years, and better yet, it shows no signs of slowing down. Because of this, and the fact that we live in a tech-focused society, students would benefit from being tech-savvy in a number of different ways.

No matter what industry they want to go into following higher education, it will always help to know even a slice of how we can use technology to its full potential. And the same goes for 3D printing.

Basic (Printed Resources)

Last but certainly not least, you have the benefit of using this technology for its primary purpose; printing 3D models and objects. This is a huge advantage for lecturers and facilities in general as it means they can make their lectures more dynamic and interesting, all the while teaching their students in a productive way.

Not only this, but as this piece of tech is totally unique, you don’t have to worry about saying goodbye to your trusty printer and printer cartridges. It doesn’t need to replace your current tech; it simply breathes new life into lectures and higher education facilities.

These are just three ways from www.printware.co.uk that 3D printing can help in higher education. Can you think of any more that you’d like to share?

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