Stratasys Introduces New 3D Printing Curriculum for Vocational, College and University Educators
Full-semester courses help prepare students worldwide for careers
being transformed by 3D printing
MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing
and additive manufacturing solutions, has introduced a new 3D printing
curriculum for educators. The full-semester, 14-week course is aimed to
help prepare secondary and post-secondary students worldwide for careers
being transformed by 3D printing.
Students at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore learn the basics of 3D printing using Stratasys' education curriculum. Photo: Temasek Polytechnic
are free to educators and include a curriculum guide, supporting
presentations, 3D models (STL files) and grading tools. Focused on
academia community engagement, the content may be continuously refreshed
with the help of participating educators.
"We notice a strong demand coming from the industry for a curriculum
focusing on 3D printing," says Shelly Linor, director of global
education for Stratasys. "Educators around the world now have an
opportunity to make a big impact by using and contributing to our
curriculum. They will also be able to better prepare their students for
future careers as 3D printing is becoming an intrinsic part of the
design and manufacturing processes in leading companies," Linor says.
The beginner course, Introduction
to 3D Printing: From Design to Fabrication, explores 3D printing in
terms of its history, established applications, forward-looking trends,
and potential social and economic impacts. Through project-based
learning, students will experience 3D printing's impact on the design
process firsthand. Centered on the course's theme Make Something That
Moves Something, a variety of projects guide students through the
process of designing and 3D printing a fully functional moving part in a
Students will become familiar with the advantages of various 3D printing
technologies in terms of precision, resolution and material
capabilities. While Stratasys recommends FDM
3D printing technologies for this course, any technology platform and
any CAD software with STL support may be used.
Completion of the beginning course should enable graduates to:
Demonstrate knowledge of key historical factors that have shaped
manufacturing over the centuries.
Explain current and emerging 3D printing applications in a variety of
Describe the advantages and limitations of the main 3D printing
Evaluate real-life scenarios, and recommend the appropriate use of 3D
Identify opportunities to apply 3D printing technology for time and
Discuss the economic implications of 3D printing, including its impact
on startup businesses and supply chains.
Design and print objects containing moving parts without assembly.
Stratasys plans to add two sequential advanced courses under the theme
"Something That Moves Something." These courses will cover material
memory, multi-material use and 3D printing for robotics applications.
Schools in Singapore and the U.S. have led the process of implementing
Stratasys' 3D printing curriculum. "The introductory material on 3D
printing that Stratasys offers, from the slide presentations to the
videos, were impressive," says Ms. Chee Feng Ping, a lecturer with the
Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore. "The students enjoy the hands-on
activities especially the design process with 3D printing."
Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston also uses Stratasys' 3D
printing curriculum. "There are going to be many instructors out there
who would love to teach a course in 3D printing but who simply do not
have enough time to do the detailed research and to prepare professional
level presentations," says Assistant Professor Steve Chomyszak.
"Stratasys has now made it much easier for any instructor to offer a
college level course on the subject."
Learn more about the courses, specific details or to download free
materials, by visiting the Stratasys
Educational Curriculum page.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D
printing and additive and additive manufacturing solutions. The
company's patented FDM®, PolyJet™ and WDM™ 3D Printing
technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D
CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea
development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys
subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates a
digital-manufacturing service comprising RedEye, Harvest Technologies
and Solid Concepts. Stratasys has more than 2,800 employees, holds over
600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has
received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online
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