Education needs 3d printers in the classroom

Just how beneficial is 3d printing and 3d scanning in our education and how does it improve on the standards already in place? This technology has grown in popularity and is now all that anyone is talking about. The buzz concerning 3d scanning and printing is quite extraordinary.

Firstly we need to understand what this technology actually does, 3d printing can allow the user to turn any digital file that they have into a real physical object. With 3d printing there is plenty of room for rapid prototyping and reverse engineering. 3d printing uses a process called additive manufacturing which prints layers on top of each other until the object is