3D printing used to be reserved for businesses and industries, with innovative companies, like 3Dinova, creating engaging workshops where people could learn more about this exciting new technology. However, 3D printing is now making its way into our homes with easy-to-use, affordable, consumer-grade models, like the M3D Micro+, that are perfect for both parents and children.
But how, exactly, could your family benefit from an at-home 3D printer? Here are just three reasons why 3D printing in your home could give you and your child new opportunities to create, explore, and innovate together.
Nurture your family’s creativity.
Does your child have his own design for a new toy car? Or maybe she wants to create her very own dollhouse? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to do something more artistic, like design your own sculpture?
Nothing sparks the imagination like transforming a concept into a creation. Traditionally, our creativity was limited to making sketches or building models. Even with 3D printing, many people still rely on service providers to print their designs.
With at-home 3D printers, like the M3D Micro+, there’s no waiting, and you’re completely in charge of the process, from concept to completion. Using 3D printing at home, everyone can bring their own projects to life, explore 3D printing online courses, or create something new together.
Bring educational material to life.
Education today is about so much more than memorising facts and figures. To really teach children the skills they need to succeed in the modern world, learning has to be engaging and hands-on. And educational materials have a much greater impact when students can connect with concepts at home.
By having an at-home 3D printer, your children can turn abstract ideas into physical models that they can explore, analyse, and observe. From biology to mathematical theorems, 3D printing brings life to lessons, helping kids to better understand important educational concepts, and feel more curious and confident in school.
Prepare for the future.
3D printing is growing across industries, and when students start their careers, it will be an integral part of most businesses. The professionals of the future will need to be comfortable working with 3D printers and understand how to create effective solutions using this technology.
When you have an at-home 3D printer, you’re giving your child the opportunity to prepare for the workplace of the future by becoming home grown experts in 3D printing. And with the range of 3D printing online lessons and courses available, kids can explore a number of interesting and engaging ways 3D printing can be used in a wide variety of fields.
As 3D printing becomes more common, there are so many reasons to welcome 3D printers into our homes as a chance to learn, create, and grow with this exciting technology.