Attn: Teachers, Resources for 3D Printers in Schools
Are you considering acquiring a 3D printer for your school? Does your school teach subjects such as engineering design, computer aided drafting, 3D modeling, architecture, or related courses? Find out how Airwolf 3D can help you create a powerful STEM learning experience through a School 3D Printing Competition
Here is some additional useful information and tips for adding 3D printers to the classrooms of middle schools, high schools and colleges.
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Fun 3D Printer Projects for Students
One of the challenges faced by CAD instructors is to inspire students to design models and study engineering when they never actually see, hold, touch or feel their designs as a final physical product. To many students the models they design on the computer screen are often perceived as unobtainable “fantasy” objects. This is a fun project that helps the student take the downloadable model and study it with computer aided drafting software and then create a plastic model with their Airwolf 3D printer.
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Why the Airwolf 3D Printer is the Best 3D Printer for Your School
This 3d printer is much, much easier to use, maintain, and set up than the standard repraps. It will also print faster and more accurately than anything else you will find in this price range.
Speed: Airwolf 3D Printers are fast. Students can often see their object materialize before a 1 hour class is over.
Reliability: Our 3D printers are very dependable. We have machines running with 1,000’s of hours still going strong with original components.
Durable: These 3D printers can take much abuse and still operate very well. Replacement components will not break the bank as most parts are under $50 and can easily be found on the internet.
Low maintenance: The only maintenance required is the occasional lubrication of bearings or tensioning of belts.
Low cost: Airwolf 3D Printers are affordable. In the past 3D printers were cost prohibitive. Now this emerging technology has become affordable and easily accessible to the masses. A school can have a dependable and high performance desktop 3D printer in the classroom for $1,695 (cost of the Airwolf V5 on 02/24/13). Gone are the days of expensive printer supplies and costly maintenance. Schools can buy 3d printing material for as low as $20 per pound of filament. This is roughly enough material to make approximately 50 student projects the size of a smart phone cover.
Proven performance: Airwolf 3D printers are in many classrooms around the world, including Jenkins Middle School (CO), Florida State University, St. Andrews University (NC), Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, a trade school in China, and Roseville and Huntington Beach High Schools (CA).
We Are Here to Help
We at Airwolf 3D Printers want to see more students experience that paradigm shift that leads to a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to help educators see the importance of 3d printers in schools as a tool in their toolbox of STEM education. To see how Airwolf 3D printers can assist your school with its STEM or FSA application and incorporation into your STEM curricula, please give us a call us at (949)478-2933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See how the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) took their classroom’s 3D printer on the road in their “S.T.E.A.M Mobile.”