3D printing is exactly what it says; converting a digital image into an actual tangible item. This can come in quite handy for students who would like to bring their concepts and ideas to life.
If you are in school here are just a few fields of study where it can aid your education
The field of Medicine is arguably the most challenging and time consuming not to mention expensive; seeing as it involves saving lives. Passing is close to impossible for students who have a challenge picturing the locations and deficiencies of various organs in case studies. As you are well aware, medical conditions can be unique and sometimes even rare; an accurate physical depiction of such cases would ensure success.
Having a scan of the affected organ and then printing it would guarantee clarity for these students. Furthermore, it would also help these future doctors and nurses come up with less invasive and risky procedures in treating the patient during surgery.
It also boosts innovation and encourages the subsequent development of tailor- made approaches based each patient’s unique conditions.
It is one thing to imagine the construction of a modern, beautiful yet resilient structure. It is a whole other thing to make it a reality.
Architecture students are constantly pushing the boundaries of both art and science. Fundamental physical and mechanical laws have to be taken into account in the design of any building to ensure safety and strength; whereas art deals more with the aesthetic aspect.
They are taught to design convenient and creative buildings. After all who wants a plain square building?
With young creative students who want to turn their ideas into reality, 3D printing will confirm if their designs are applicable in real life environment. For instance, if one side will tilt under the weight, they can take note of this and make the necessary reinforcements and adjustments in design.
Art students are perhaps the largest beneficiaries of this kind of digitizing. A physical replica of a design brings it to life.
Mathematics and Other Subjects
A good number of young learners experience challenges in grasping and applying simple Mathematical formulas in solving problems to do with multi-faced figures. Calculating the dimensions of irregular figures can be especially difficult for them. This is made easier with visual demonstrations thanks to 3D printing.
Subjects like Chemistry can be understood much easily if the concept of molecules in bonding are is aided by 3D models the same can be said about Geography and even Biology.
Some of the greatest scientific strides that have been made started with a prototype. These prototypes were too expensive to for most students to afford. Now they can! This way the student can invest more on the actual product without incurring extra costs.
3D digitizing has not only enabled a more rapid production of concepts but an accurate representation of the image that takes into account the size and dimensions more accurately then ever before.
3D digitizing does not have to be limited to learning institutions, it could be used at home in making souvenirs as a hobby or even at the work place.