Education Case Studies

3D printing means hands-on learning and a brighter future

With 3D printing in the lab and the classroom, today’s researchers and tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and designers are solving the world’s challenges.

Learn how fifth-graders are embracing STEM education; teens are testing their inventions in zero gravity; and biomedical researchers are innovating new tools for engineering tissue.

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Benilde-St. Margaret's

"With the Dimension 3D printer, students are better able to experiment with their design concepts and test their engineering visions, truly understanding why a part worked or why it didn't. The printer has really changed the whole learning dynamic for my students." 

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Berea College

FDM technology, however, may have made a difference for some. “Of the 44 students in my class, more than 20 of them said this project influenced their decision to pursue a major involving engineering technology,” said Christensen. 

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Bishop Reding

Since purchasing a Dimension 3D printer, Bishop Reding students design their parts in a virtual 3D environment (with industry-standard 3D software as such as ArtCam) to exact specifications, print the prototype, and if necessary, re-engineer the design, re-print and continue robot construction with very little down time. 

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Bishop Strachan

Shortly after the Bishop Strachan School began its search for a 3D printer, Dimension became the obvious choice. "The opportunity for the girls to produce working models of their projects was imperative," Steadman said. "In the end, other systems lacked Dimension's dynamic capabilities. 

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Bremen University of Applied Sciences

Through the Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, students get to know and use an up-to-date, innovative component of integrated product design and development during their professional education. 

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Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Dr. József Gábor Kovács, head of the Department of Polymer Engineering Laboratory, sought the assistance of 3D printing technology when faced with a design challenge posed by a major manufacturer.

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Chico High School

"It's possible to get the job done without it, but having the Dimension 3D Printer saves us endless amounts of time and costs and I rely on it heavily. It allows me to do the work myself and make sure it's done right, which is pretty cool," said Silverman. 

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Chienkuo Technology University

Since adopting the Objet solution, cooperation with outside enterprises has grown by 20%. As a result, students now have greater opportunities to gain practical experience as they are able to create the prototypes requested by the enterprises. 

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Cornell University

With a Dimension 3D Printer in the classroom, Cornell has the ability to print functional, working kinematic models in durable ABS plastic. These physical replicas of the originals are ideal for student interaction. 

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Coventry University

Peter Phillips, Design Technician sees the benefits the Eden250 printer brings to the learning process – principally saving time and promoting creative thinking. 

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Cypress Woods High School

“The ability of Dimension to quickly and inexpensively produce parts that are strong enough for use in real applications opens up a world of opportunities for schools,” Bennett concluded. 

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East Tennessee State University

Product design is a key aspect of the applied research sector in the technology and geomatics department of East Tennessee State University (ETSU). 

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Edina Public Schools

Peter Grimm, an industrial technology teacher at Southview Middle School in Edina, Minn., has challenged his eighth-grade pre-engineering students to find a solution for this messy problem. And the Dimension the uPrint™ Personal 3D Printer is helping students find creative answers. 

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

“We had been carving wind tunnel models by hand from mahogany wood, but we soon realized we needed our own machine so we could do it quickly and inexpensively,” said Smith. 

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Holon Institute of Technology

HIT Industrial Design Department Gains Speed, Accuracy and Creativity with Objet 3D Printing Technology.

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Institute of Technical Education

Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education trains post-secondary learners in 3D printing to support the country’s applied research and development industry through more focused and technical skill training, and also to expand students’ development.The efficient printing capabilities of the Objet Eden260V have reduced model build time by 50% over the Engineering Faculty’s previous 3D printer.

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Mahidol University

The efficient printing capabilities of the Objet Eden260V have reduced model build time by 50% over the Engineering Faculty’s previous 3D printer. 

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Nanyang Technological University

The costefficient system enables quick realization of 3D molds within the framework of the department’s research, with early detection and removal of potential defects ensuring cost savings and drastically faster development and production cycles. 

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New England Institute of Technology

Dimension outputs 3D prints made of ABS plastic, a durable material that enables students and faculty to easily test their designs for fit and function.

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North Carolina State

"The Dimension 3D printer definitely saved my students and me time, but most of all, it allowed us to do something that would have been otherwise impossible – to produce poseable action figures cost effectively, without the use of a service bureau and the associated lag time and production costs," Barnes said. 

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Owensboro Community Technical College

Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) was looking to extend its CAD and Machine Tool program and curriculum by incorporating technology that would allow students to create functional 3D models. OCTC recently acquired the Dimension 3D Printer, a tool that is helping students gain a new, critical area of expertise and powerful, real-world experience. 

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Paradise Valley High School

Howardell says one of the biggest benefits of the Dimension 3D Printer is that its use is scalable based on individual student abilities. 

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Project Lead The Way Colorado

PLTW is a national program that prepares students to be successful in engineering and engineering technology programs by exposing them to various facets of engineering and design disciplines. 

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Rochester Community and Technical College

Students at RCTC continue to find new, innovative ways to use the versatile Dimension 3D printer. “The students enjoy seeing ‘hands-on’ prototypes made within hours of their completed CAD designs,” Benson said.”It has been a valuable addition to our college.” 

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Rochester Institute of Technology

With all the buzz 3D printing has earned recently, students are increasingly aware of it, and they want to understand what is possible and how they can use the technology. 

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Royal Military College

RMC purchased a Dimension 3D printer three years ago when searching for a quality, economical 3D modeling alternative. The varied needs of the engineering department have since been met by the speed, accuracy and large build envelope of the Dimension 3D printer. 

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Starbase

At STARBASE Minnesota, a non-profit educational organization serving nearly 4,000 students each year from more than 30 inner city schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul, instructors have found an assignment that eliminates this aversion – have the students plan a mission to Mars that includes building working rockets. 

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Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Objet’s Connex350 3D Printing System Enables Real World Physical Testing at Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab. 

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Thapar University

The team was awarded Best Indian Team in 2010. It was also recognized as the only Indian team to complete endurance tests successfully and for its use of FDM for fabricating both the air intake manifold and the steering wheel. Using this process saved considerable time and money compared to the original plan to CNC machine the parts. 

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Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning 

Objet Desktop 3D Printing Capabilities Empower Tongji University Students’ Architectural Creativity. 

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University California San Francisco

"Along with the savings on custom parts, uPrint is a powerful way to assist us with visualization of molecular models, and our team continues to find novel, unexpected uses for the printer," said DeRisi. 

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University of Alabama Huntsville

Recent student design projects have benefited greatly from the use of the Fortus 3D Production System. 

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University of Applied Sciences Jena

University of Applied Sciences Jena Uses Objet 3D Printing Technology to Advance Education and Research at the University and Beyond. 

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University of Camerino

University of Camerino Uses Objet 3D Printing System for Structural Optimization Methodology in Design Education Program.

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University of Central Florida

Each year the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) challenges students to design and produce underwater vehicles that operate without any human control. 

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University of Maryland

Using Objet 3D printing technology, University of Maryland aerospace engineers significantly enhanced the validity and productivity of research studies 

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University of Texas-Dallas

Rennaker needed to produce parts strong enough for lab testing, durable enough to assemble and absorb load impacts, and detailed enough to develop brain-machine interfaces to study how the brain responds to different stimuli. 

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University of Tsukuba

Over six months, Takeda made nearly 70 prototypes. “It was only possible with this 3D printer,” he says. Some prototypes were built in just hours, and the PolyJetTM technology-based system provided the impressively fine resolution needed for Olympic-quality product development. The 3D printer produces smooth prototypes with layers just 16 microns thick.

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University of Virginia

In early 2010, the prototyping lab began using a single Stratasys uPrint 3D Printer as its sole source of model production. 

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University of Zurich

Objet 3D Printing Helps Shed Light on Ancient Human Evolution.

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Not long after, the professors received a grant to purchase a Dimension 3D Printer and began using it about a year and a half after they started the project. Initially, they anticipated using the Dimension 3D printer to complete the more complicated capitol buildings. "As we got into the process, we found that modeling other minor details was much faster than making them out of balsa or illustration board, and they looked so much better in many cases," said King. 

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), renowned for its role in the discovery of the Titanic, continues on its mission of research at the frontiers of ocean science. In its quest to understand ecological interactions and ecosystem function, the organization has developed a system for continuous, 3D tracking of earth's largest mammals. 

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