3D printing is a powerful tool in education
3D printing allows interdisciplinary teaching and the realization of projects with solid results. Large-format 3D printing by BigRep allows to print 3D in real scale.
3D printing is used already in schools and universities. It is allowing students to gain hands-on technical experience, enabling them to create, experiment and learn. 3D printers let students create real prototypes that they can apply to practical applications. From parts for SAE Formula student race cars to architectural models for wind tunnel testing. A BigRep 3D printer is a perfect machine to support students and research teams to realise and explore new ideas.
The ability to create three-dimensional objects is an essential learning tool in today’s universities. Helping students to conceive, explain and understand complicated concepts. A BigRep 3D printer is a valuable resource across all university departments from geography, art and design to engineering, biology and any departments dedicated to exploring new ideas applied to the real world.
From the factory to the lab or workshop, our printers can be installed in any working or learning environment. The BigRep ONE has a one-meter cubic volume for large-scale 3D printing and an open format to allow numerous users to observe the printing processes. The BigRep STUDIO G2 is a fast and powerful 3D printer, which is lighter and compacter than its bigger sibling. They are both very easy to handle and allow affordable large-scale 3D printing.
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TH Wildau is a technical University for applied science in Germany
The TH Wildau provides a typical use case of studying with a 3D printer. The BigRep ONE is used in its on-campus fablab, the VINN:Lab, to educate the engineers of tomorrow in prototyping designs and creating complex parts with different functions using additive manufacturing. The printer becomes an amazing machine to help them achieve their engineering and product creation projects.
“People are really amazed by the things they can do with the BigRep, because now they have the possibility to create prototypes without scaling them down, so they can prototypes in real life which is an amazing opportunity for them.” – Markus Lahr, Ph.D. candidate & FabLab Manager at the TH Wildau
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