3DPrinterOS Enables School Districts to Effectively Run 3D Printing Programs
3D printers have the potential to revolutionize the way schools teach.
Students can now create models and prototypes of their designs, allowing them to see their ideas come to life.
However, school districts have some unique challenges when they are managing 3D printers and users in schools.
These are the ways that 3DPrinterOS has enabled school districts to implement and run successful 3D printing programs:
Access for everyone
School districts provide education to students of many different skill levels, interests, and course curriculums.
3DPrinterOS democratizes access to 3D printing and makes it available for all students.
Created to be user-friendly, 3DPrinterOS is also robust enough to run the 3D printing programs at Yale, Harvard, MIT, and many other world-class universities.
By using 3DPrinterOS, 3D printing is no longer the domain of only large school districts or STEM/STEAM programs with deep pockets.
This cloud-based operating system makes it easy to configure and control 3D printers.
Manage 3D prints
Admin staff can track data and oversee students’ 3D prints across a single platform.
Gone are the days where staff are trying to keep track of SD cards or USB sticks.
When it comes to 3D printing in the classroom, admins need to be able to track data and oversee student prints across a single platform.
3DPrinterOS gives admins the ability to see what’s being printed, by whom, and when.
It also includes powerful tools for managing prints, such as the ability to pause or cancel a print job, estimate print time, or charge for filament usage.
And because it’s cloud-based, it can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.
Perhaps most importantly, it is also a very cost-effective way for school districts to make 3D printing accessible to a much wider range of students.
It is helping to bring the power of 3D printing to the masses and changing the way we think about 3D printing.
3DPrinterOS reduces the cost of running a 3D printing program district wide.
In the past, admins who oversee 3D printing in schools often had to track data and manage prints manually, which was time-consuming and error prone.
3DPrinterOS provides tools that combine to drastically reduce the time required to run the 3D print program, and allow for greater accuracy and accountability.
As a result, admins can now focus on more important tasks, knowing that their 3D printing operation is running smoothly.
Onboarding additional student users is easy and low-cost.
3DPrinterOS is a cloud-based 3D printing management platform designed to streamline the process of 3D printing for school districts.
The platform enables staff to manage files, machines, and student users across their district from a single interface.
With 3DPrinterOS, school districts can easily add and remove 3D printers, as well as manage user permissions and access levels.
The platform also provides a centralized location for storing 3D files, making it easy for district staff to find and download the files they need.
Print directly from TinkerCAD
Among other popular integrations, 3DPrinterOS allows students to 3D print directly from TinkerCAD.
3DPrinterOS is the only platform that gives users the ability to search or upload 3D Printable content,
quickly and easily repair designs, customize settings, slice in the cloud and send files for printing.
Standardize 3D printing across every discipline.
The use of 3D printing technology is growing rapidly in many different sectors, from engineering and manufacturing to healthcare and education.
As the technology continues to evolve, it is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable.
This makes it an ideal tool for use in the STEM/STEAM curriculum, where it provides students with a hands-on learning experience.
For 3D printing to be used effectively in the classroom, there needs to be a standardization of the technology across all disciplines.
This ensures that all students receive the same quality of instruction and that the 3D printing programs can scale throughout the school district.
It also allows for the sharing of resources and ideas between teachers.
Once this standardization has been achieved, the benefits of 3D printing will be truly realized in the STEM/STEAM curriculum.
3DPrinterOS grows with your 3D printing program.
As you and your school district prove the success of your 3D printing labs, you can increase the number of users, types of 3D printers, and projects.
Even with an expanding range of skills and users, your admin staff and students will still only need to understand a single interface.