Stratasys Debuts 3D Printing Modules for Middle and High Schools
Stratasys has introduced seven 3D printing education modules for middle and high
schools. The company will release the modules between January 2016 and
the end of the school year.
The modules range in level of
difficulty from beginner through advanced and project durations range
from days to weeks. Each module includes a "comprehensive plan with
overall objective, project resources, design criteria and process,"
according to a news release from the company. Teachers can use the
modules to guide students through the product development cycle, from
the concept sketch to computer-aided design (CAD) to the 3D printing
The company is also offering a "complete designer
toolkit" resources such as industry standards and best practices for 3D
printing design, which teachers can use independently or as part of the
"The toolkit and modules are a guide for
instructors to follow, allowing for flexibility to modify for their
students, which was important in creating a successful program that
will integrate with the various STEAM programs taught in the schools,"
said Jesse Rotenberg, North America education manager for Stratasys, in
a prepared statement.
Stratasys is offering a sneak peek at one of its beginner level projects, Ear Bud Holders.
The project is designed to teach students the steps in the design
process, how to create concept sketches of their design idea, how to
create CAD drawings and how to print a 3D model.
More information about the company's 3D printing education modules can be found on the Stratasys site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].