3D printer

Aspiring engineers at Woodhouse Grove School in Apperley Bridge will be enjoying interactive Design and Technology lessons thanks to the generous donation of a 3D printer and accredited Safety Cabinet by the Leeds-based manufacturer of desktop 3D printers, Kora.

The top-of-the-range Kora Pro PC 3D Printer and SC-01 Safety Cabinet will enable Senior School pupils to produce intricate designs from filament and enrich the teaching of STEM and design subjects.

With 3D printing making a splash in industry, schools are beginning to invest in the technology to help prepare students for future careers. But with the cost relatively high and the technology still emerging, is it worth handing over much-needed funding? Here, we review the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 model to explore whether 3D printing is a realistic avenue for schools to explore.

The positive impact of 3D printing on school curriculum has already been well-documented. But as any school IT administrator will attest, implementing such a resource can pose significant challenges behind the scenes.