We are proud to announce the launch of our very own 3D printer, the lilM8. Our launch is planned to be through Kickstarter December 2021, with 100 lilM8 units available for early bird access. If you wish to be part of the early launch, contact us to join our waiting list.

3D Printing in Schools Program

Becoming a game changer in schools

3D printing provides a whole new level of creative teaching and student engagement. It can be applied at all educational levels, from elementary schools to universities.

Applying 3D printing across schools

As 3D printing has developed and become more mainstream, the number of applications for it has grown tremendously. One of the most exciting uses of 3D printing is in the educational sphere, where it can be used to help students better understand and engage with course material.

3DG8’s education solutions enable the opportunity to thrill students with this technology to develop real-world skills. Especially suitable for STEAM curriculums, teachers utilising the lilM8 3D printer in the classroom can open up a new world to their students through stimulating, hands-on projects.

The lilM8 is coming, and will be a fantastic educational tool

The lilM8 will have two principal applications in schools. The first is to Make models educations materials for a teacher to share with students to enhance learning experiences.

The second use of a lilM8 is to teach students the actual skills involved in 3D printing through a simple, easy first step into the technology. Though additive manufacturing is still an emerging technology, it is expected to play a large role in the manufacturing and design jobs of the future. 

Which subjects can benefit from 3D printing?

Though 3D printing is useful in practically any class, there are certain subjects for which it shines particularly.

For example, in science classes such as chemistry or biology, the lilM8 can help create physical models that students can see and touch to gain a greater understanding of abstract scientific concepts.

In history classes, replicas of objects from different historical periods can be created right in the classroom, adding greater dimension and context to the subject matter.

Ultimately, 3D printing isn’t subject-specific. One of the primary advantages of 3D printing technology is the ability to be creative and use lateral thinking to achieve a goal. Indeed, the team at 3DG8 is certain that the different perspectives and experiences of educators will evoke many more useful applications in the classroom than could be imagined.

If your classes don’t already include 3D printing technology, or you have been disappointed by a lacklustre experience with 3D printers, consider getting a lilM8. The lilM8 was designed and tested to ensure ease of use, so that 3D printing can be accessible to all.