The 3D printer is just one component of 3D printing in a K-8 school.

The consumable that comes with a 3D printer is filament and generally this comes as either:

  • ABS (lego type plastic) or 
  • PLA (corn starch material)

PLA is better and safer for school use.

As a guide most schools budget to use 1 x roll of filament for about 1 month for normal school use.

Your school will then need at minimum 3D design software for students to design in 3D for 3D printing.

Your school should also then consider as desired for successful implementation:

  • professional development for teachers
  • support for teachers integrating 3D printing into the curriculum
  • teacher resources like lesson plans aligned with curriculum
  • support for the use 3D design software
  • support for the use 3D printer hardware
  • other

-------

Makers Empire helps make it easy for K-8 schools to integrate 3D printing into the curriculum by providing 3D printing solutions that include pd, tools and resources schools need to have a successful implementation.

Here is a short bitsize overview to see how it might fit at your K-8 school:  https://www.makersempire.com/watch-webinar-now/

Outline of our 3D printing solutions for K-8 schools:

Makers Empire school subscription
for K-8 schools comes with:

  • Makers Empire 3D app
  • Unlimited student accounts
  • Unlimited teacher accounts
  • 2 hr Online professional development
  • Curriculum-aligned Design Missions
  • Built-in design assessment
  • 150+ Curriculum-aligned lesson plans
  • Unlimited 3D design downloads

Makers Empire 3D printer bundles come with:

  • 3D printer(s)
  • biodegradable PLA filament 
  • online hardware training
  • online hardware support
  • shipping included

The following are a combination of the above:

Makers Empire Starter Package

  • Makers Empire school subscription
  • Makers Empire 1 x 3D printer bundle

Makers Empire Twin Package

  • Makers Empire school subscription
  • Makers Empire 2 x 3D printer bundle

Makers Empire Maker Package

  • Makers Empire school subscription
  • Makers Empire 3 x 3D printer bundle

Want to start 3D printing at your K-8 school?

Request a quote now

Did this answer your question?