Please forgive me but my continuing fascination and passion for 3D printing continues to grow as the technology expands and continues to push the boundaries of innovation and design. I always think that this can be a great inspiration to students – as it really starts to enable everyone including students to be able to produce their own highly complex prototypes. It is the perfect example of technology push – where a specific technology leads to great innovation. If you are lucky enough to have a 3D printer in school – then make sure to maximise its use within all levels of IB Design Technology. Below are a few areas which you can show to Diploma students for inspiration or ideas of creative areas for projects :-


If you have any other impressive links related to 3D printers please add to comments. And do remember even if your school does not have a 3D printer – there are now many services that will print your CAD files for you including Shapeways and i.Materialise.