3D printers for schools are the newest gadget to unleash a kids creativity.
From students to beginners, we’ve compiled a nice list so you can see what the options are. Probably the most deciding factor is going to be price. 3D printers can range from very affordable to a price that will make you say ‘eh What?’
As a teacher or beginner, getting into 3D printing, you just want to consider a few things. Is it easy to use, are the prints good, what materials can I print with, does the company provide support (because you’ll probably need it), and is there an online community I can reach out to.
Like buying your first car, you don’t need all the futuristic features, but something that’s study, reliable and from a trusted brand.
For schools, many companies have education programs for 3D printing to help get set up, making it easy for schools to support curriculum plans with this technology. Students are encouraged to learn by creating everything from science projects to artwork. 3D printers are transforming the way children solve problems and invent new objects. Imagination is limitless, when you can print just about anything (within a reasonable size).
1. Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer
2. New Matter MOD-t 3D PrinterNew Matter MOD-t 3D Printer is a low maintenance device and you can start printing within 20 minutes of setting up. Kids can also print from any device as the printer is WiFi enabled.
3. FlashForge Finder
FlashForge is an easy to use 3D printer for beginners. It has a touchscreen pad with simple icons and this cool looking 3D printer wraps it all up in a cube. You can print via WiFi and it also has a USB point. At a very affordable price point, the FlashForge is great for kids, classrooms and those just starting out. Some of the features include a real-time print status, a slide-in build plate so it’s easy to take out the prints, and it comes fully assembled.
The latest model is the FlashForge Finder Inventor II. They’ve added a cool feature where the printing actually stops when the machine senses the door has been opened. Perfect unique feature for kids!
4. Qidi Technology
5. Micro M3DMicro M3D is a popular 3d printer for schools and comes in a variety of different colours. With an affordable price point and sleek design, students and teachers will fall in love with this machine. M3D have a YouTube channel with tutorials and printing ideas, that will help get those creative juices flowing.
6. Robo R2 Smart 3D Printer
7. XYZprinting da Vinci mini 3D Printer
8. Flash Forge Inventor 3D Printer
9. Makerbot Replicator
When you choose a Printrbot Simple Metal over another 3D printer for schools, budgets will stretch a lot further. This printer is cost-effective so that you can easily purchase the correct amount of 3D printers. Printrbot will work with what you have, and the cloud-based software makes it a simple task to print from any device, platform, browser, or even a USB connection. If you’re looking for resources, check out our list of websites to download free STL files.
11. Dremel DigiLab3D Printer is a reliable 3D printer that can build objects in just minutes. A ready to use curriculum and exciting lesson plans make integrating it into the classroom a breeze. They combine this extraordinary tool with their first-rate service and 3D printing school curriculum for a revolutionary learning experience. This model includes a fully enclosed work place, an active cooling fan, and a build platform that is also removable.
13. Polar 3D
The Polar 3D printer was built for educational purposes and belongs in every classroom no matter what the subject. The design is very easy to use and the cloud interface makes it simple to manage 3D printing, just as easily as 2D printing. The Polar 3D is a revolutionary printer that will open up new opportunities for students looking to get into design and engineering.
14. Robo C2
15. Ultimaker 2+
16. ZEUS All-In-One by AIO RobiticsZEUS All-In-One 3D printer has been described as one of the smartest printers you can set up in your school or university. With just the touch of a single button, you can scan, edit, and print your 3D designs. Kids will also be able to look through 3D files on-board ZEUS from millions of modes that are listed online. All of the filaments used are plant based and have an amazing finish.
17. LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Printer
Lulzbot is an innovative 3D printing technology that deserves a place in your classroom. Lulzbot offers an appealing curriculum and encourages educators to help motivate students and their creativity. Whether you are a beginner, student, or a professional engineer, Lulzbot was built and designed to assist any level of 3D printer users. This printer offers over 30 different materials to help add to your experience when it comes to building and creating.
18. Zortrax M200 Pro
Zortrax M200 can help with prototyping, testing, designing, mould-making and dimensional imagination. This printer is quick and easy to learn how to use and fits well in the classroom atmosphere. It is a simple yet effective printer that students will grow accustomed to, plus there’s a wide choice of colour filaments that can be incorporated into 3D designs.
19. XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO All-In-One
20. Afinia H800Afinia H800 is the 3D printer for schools for all subjects. This printer was chosen as the recipient of an award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Rapid technologies and Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) committees. This hands-on machine is easy to use, even if you do not have much knowledge of 3D printers.
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