The new BFB 3D Touch from UK based company Bits from Bytes is making a big impact in the Australian education systems with Universities, Secondary schools and even Primary Schools getting in on the emerging technology.
Everyday Schools from around Australia are adopting and incorporating 3D Printing into their curriculum. This trend is only set to grow as the education sector realises the importance of teaching the student of today the tools and skills of tomorrow.
With 3D printers in the classroom student can further their skills within Design/Technology subjects. 3D Printing means studying programs like CAD (Computer Aided Design) are now more engaging as students can now physically make the widgets they design in the virtual world.
“At the University of Melbourne, 3D fabrication is being used increasingly in a range of research applications. 3D printers like the University Digitisation Service’s 3D Touch are presently making models to aid visualisation and creating unique objects like custom clamps required to facilitate experiments.” says Joe Arthur Coordinator of The University of Melbourne’s Digitisation & Imaging department.
The BFB 3D Touch is the printer of choice among a growing number of schools that have mad a purchase for a number of reasons as listed here.
BFB 3D Touch Pros
- Affordable upfront costs (from $4,299 AUD)
- Quality build
- Low running costs
- Dual heads allows the printing of support material
- Ease of use
- Local Australian Support (Rapid 3D)
- Material and spare parts stocked in Australia
- Choice of ABS and PLA printing materials
- Excellent information resources
- Plug and Play (ready to print out of the box)
- Strong/Durable parts
- Easy to use software (free license)
- Clean and classroom friendly.