In May of this year I was able to travel out to New England to visit some schools interested in adding rapid prototyping to their curriculum, as well as visit with some schools that already have 3D Printers and other prototyping systems in their classes. Three of the schools that have Dimension 3D Printers that I visited were New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I will talk about MIT and Harvard in more depth in future blog posts.
All of these schools have multiple Stratasys systems in various areas of the school. At NEIT, they have one of the original Dimension 3D Printers. This system was manufactured in 2002 or 2003, our first version of the Dimension 3D Printer. This system is still printing very nice 3D models today and is in very good shape. NEIT used the system so much in their technology, design, engineering and even in their machine shop classes that they purchased a second system, a Dimension SST 768.
One of the orginal Dimension 3D Printers
The two Dimension printers side by side at NEIT
The Dimension Printers at NEIT are used to produce anything from jigs and fixtures in their machine shop (a guide used on a mill) to producing student projects that sometimes become consumer products. You can read the complete case study on how NEIT uses their 3D Printers.
I truly enjoy meeting customers who use their 3D Printer to transform their classes and curriculum. The school, students, teachers and even community benefit from this.
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