03 Aug 2015
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NVBOTS brings 3D printing to the classroom

By Catherine Knowles

NVBOTS has updated its NVLibrary - the resource for Educators wanting to incorporate 3D printable components into their curricula.

The latest lessons focus on Introduction to 3D Design, 3D Printing for Prosthetics and Introduction to Engineering.

As with all of the NVBOTS lesson plans, the new curricula is designed to help educators integrate 3D printing into the classroom and is focused on common core and next generation science standards.

“For 3D printing to truly be embraced and integrated within a school, adoption needs to be simple,” says AJ Perez, NVBOTS CEO.

“Teachers taking advantage of our NVLibrary lesson plans are able to easily weave 3D printing into their existing curricula, allowing them to expose students to the real-world application experiences necessary for confidence building.

“The result? They are able to challenge the status quo and innovate in ways never before thought possible, ultimately bringing their ideas to life,” says Perez.

The latest NVBOTS educational modules include:

  • 3D Printing for Prosthetics: As part of this module, students can learn about the impact 3D printing can have on the medical industry through prosthetics, while getting the opportunity to 3D print a prosthetic hand.
  • Introduction to 3D Design: With this module, students learn about the entire 3D design process, while benefiting from hands-on activities that expose them to all that is involved with creating 3D-printable objects.
  • Introduction to Engineering: Geared toward beginners, this module will educate students on the nuances of engineering drawings, enabling them to effectively communicate how their designs need to be made.

In the coming months, NVBOTS will also begin introducing lesson plans focused on history and the arts, based on the success of the STEM-focused plans and teacher requests, according to the company.

These include modules focused on the geography and history of Greece, the cotton gin, the Trojan horse and the USS Monitor.

Each educational module is part of the NVBOTS 3D printing experience, based on the NVPro, the first end-to-end 3D printing solution with automated part removal.

Paired with the NVBOTS cloud-based interface, the NVPro runs continuously, 24-7 from any device.

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