3D printing & BotNLife at Bromsgrove

May 23, 2017

At Bromsgrove we are always looking to the future and considering how we can take a more innovative approach to teaching and learning. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we have recently acquired a fantastic 3D printer, supplied to us by the local company BotNlife. 3D printers are shaping and changing our society with new and exciting developments, such as printing organs for transplant patients, being announced frequently.  By introducing students to this kind of technology, we are preparing them for the future of 3D-modelling and prototyping.

Our secondary students are currently exploring 3D printing in a variety of different projects across the school curriculum. One example of these projects is our Geometric Shapes Challenge:  students have been designing and making 3D shapes in maths to help them better understand how to measure volume and surface area. What an exciting way to develop these skills! Our students have really enjoyed holding the shapes in their hands and approaching maths problems in a more tangible way.

Our primary students have also been exploring 3D printing with a few projects of their own. During their MakerSpace ECA the students have been designing badges using Tinkercad software and printing their own creations. This has allowed the students to become involved in every stage of the production process, from the initial design to the final piece.

We look forward to the up and coming academic year, eager to see what our students will achieve next!