MakerBot, an international leader in additive manufacturing has announced the launch of its MakerBot SKETCH Classroom. MakerBot is a branch of Stratasys. The SKETCH Classroom is intended to be the most dependable additive manufacturing set up for the classroom. It will provide students added access to additive manufacturing preparing teachers for victory.
The SKETCH Classroom is more than hardware and includes MakerBot’s full education ecosystem. It offers students and educators with the devices and support they need to be successful
Teachers are experiencing significant challenges in setting up students for a speedy changing task business. Skills sets like design thinking and problem-solving are highly needed. But most students these days do not have such skills. Additive manufacturing may be utilized to train critical thinking. However, there is an acute learning circuit for utilizing additive manufacturing in the classroom effectively.
Students and teachers require to study how to utilize the 3D printer. They also need to learn to incorporate the technology into their syllabus and manage AM supplies in the classroom.
Apart from that, the demanding printer-to-student rate in a classroom needs a separate workflow structure for efficient deployment.
The CEO of MakerBot Nadav Goshen says: “With SKETCH, we are changing the way 3D printing is used in schools and advancing the possibilities of learning to boost student innovation. We believe that SKETCH Classroom is the best 3D printing setup for the classroom, with an ideal student-to-printer ratio, making 3D printing more accessible to students, and setting educators up for 3D printing success.”
MakerBot now has big user support in the learning industry. More than 7,000 of its devices are installed in institutions around North America. Talking about serving with teachers on the urgent need to furnish students with the needed skills for quickly shifting job business Goshen said this:
“We have what we call MakerBot Educators, they are a very close group of teachers that we work with, and we have a continuously ongoing relationship with many schools, districts and teachers. So we are well versed in the challenges the education system has in general and we talk about STEM education and problem solving. That’s not specifically tied to 3D printing but it’s also about the actual challenges that the education system has when trying to teach students for future jobs. We take all of that and we verify our ideas with that peer group.”