Few US schools have 3D printers. Of the school that have the technology, 87% often lock up their 3D printers and rarely use them. Why are they preventing access?
- Lack of 3D printing knowledge to guide its use.
- No way to control costs.
- Inability to manage student use.
Creative problem solving desperately needed. I wonder if the schools could enlist the help of 3D printing mentors to volunteer their time at the schools?
Many companies such as Makersome, offer special pricing for educational institutions.
Here’s a LINK to the article with more detail.
Meanwhile, in Japan… some elementary schools have 3D printing courses for their students.