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3D Printing for Students

Prepare for your future with cutting-edge technology

“[3D printing] opens up a world of opportunities.”

— Mike Bennet, technology teacher, Cypress Woods High School

Be Part of a 3D World

The same professional-grade 3D printing technology that helps designers, engineers and scientists is also in some of the most forward-thinking schools and universities.

With help from great teachers, honing your 3D printing skills not only gives you a jumpstart on technology you’ll encounter in your career, it can open up great learning opportunities while you’re still in school.

With Stratasys 3D Printing, students at Cypress Woods High School prototyped a roving camera for NASA and tested it in zero gravity. Engineering students at the University of Virginia build and program their own 3D printed mechatronic devices, and worked with Rolls Royce to learn what goes into developing an engine.

Amazing Technology

Stratasys offers two powerful 3D printing technologies:

  • PolyJet jets liquid photopolymer in fine droplets and solidifies it with UV light, resulting in impressively smooth, detailed surfaces and the ability to print clear, flexible and rigid components in one job.
  • FDM Technology uses production-grade thermoplastics for durable, usable parts that are thermally, chemically and mechanically tough.

Check out what students and researchers are doing with 3D printing:

Extreme Redesign Challenge

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College, high-school and middle-school students compete for scholarships in our annual design and 3D printing contest.

Rules and entry

Student Makes Robotics Discoveries in 3D

Student's hands work a remote control for a spider-like robot.

See the student whose 3D printed hexapod is furthering cognitive robotics.

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4D Printed Model Self-Assembles

MIT’s Skylar Tibbits is pioneering the leap from 3D into 4D printing, in which models shape-shift autonomously over time.

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