Research & Development
Universities play a leading role in the exploration of 3D printing applications. The goal for universities is to create diversified teams who have the basic knowledge and understanding of the technology. This is the prerequisite for the creative process, which we will be described in more detail below. Students can use the fundamental knowledge of 3D printers and combine it with the deep understanding of their professional direction. This motivates students by challenging and encouraging to broaden the understanding in their own studies.
Course content & topics
The handling of 3D printers has to be practice. Many courses such as mechanical engineering already include the use of CAD software. The same way 3D modelling is taught to handle CNC machines it is the case for 3D printers. On the one hand, this knowledge is important for employment after the studies, on the other to accelerate research through innovative projects.
Students can bring knowledge together in new ways, which leads to innovative ideas and important insights in the respective field. In addition, such projects lead to positive public relations and brand image of a university while motivating students to be at the forefront of an industrial revolution. Even seemingly unrelated study areas benefit from the application of 3D technologies as it is the case with art or information technology (IT). Programmers can develop software that control 3D printers thereby creating new solutions and learning by doing.
The 5 step process
Active research and innovation through students at universities
Our 5 steps process explains the described sequences in more detail. Feel free contact us if you or your university/college has done research with 3D printers and we will be happy to write an article about your work. Otherwise, we are also available for conversations about the topic or questions.
A more detailed description of the 5 steps is available on our blog.
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