The next generation of ZPrinters: Inter-disciplinary and Student-friendly

Spanning Ontario High School to MIT, the ZPrinter® 650 multicolor 3D printer from ZCorp has made the professional quality of model patents accessible to students from a wide variety of disciplines.

Student Advantage
The 21st century field of architecture is forever changed. With the onset of state-of-the-art 3D printers, students are now unlocking potential they might have previously thought impossible. The most exciting opportunity that 3D Printing has allowed: an educational environment that authentically simulates the workplace. Experts in the field of architecture understand the need for a student to fully immerse themselves in the practice of architecture. For this to be a reality, a student must obtain an intimate knowledge of the tools integral to the field. Therefore, a thorough understanding of 3D Printers will surely equip every student of architecture.
In the Arts, students can leave their design program with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to compete in the workforce. Having the luxury of a state-of-the-art experience, designing and prototyping projects in advertising, product design, fine art, photography, graphic and media design, illustration, and industrial design, they have a leg-up. Even in the field of Arts, the rigors of a design program applying the technology of 3D Printing, sufficiently prepares its students for the real world.

 

Fits in With a Students’ Calendar and Budget

ZPrinter® 650 creates 3D models in a fraction of the time, and cost of traditional approaches. ZPrinters use inkjet technology, making them affordable to operate. Most often, the cost of the prototype is the burden of the student. That is why the affordability of creating 3D models using this technology is paramount to students. ZCorp also boasts the world’s fastest 3D printers, allowing students to meet their deadlines ahead of time, allowing for last minute revisions.

 

Visual Learning is Now the Standard

In the learning process, conceptualizing complex geometry can be difficult. Fortunately with new 3D Printing technology, 3D models reveal a wealth of information students couldn’t otherwise comprehend. 3D modeling technology permits a hands-on education for the student, taking the concept of visual learning to the next level. Three tangible dimensions are at the student’s disposal, allowing for full sensory feedback on their work.

 

Now Crossing-Over Various Disciplines

Traditionally, 3D Printing seemed to be a technology only valuable to the Architecture and Computer Science fields. Now, because of the technology’s affordability and ease-of-use, many other disciplines have marveled at the accessibility of 3D Printing for their prospective fields. The ZPrinter 650 has been proven as a tool that helps encourage and facilitate inter-disciplinary research. As such, the application of 3D printing should continue to span various academic departments within many other colleges and universities across the country and world.

3 Comments


  1. Could this create parts modeled in autodesk inventor that functioned properly, as in making parts to a machine and having it be assembled and working such as an arbor press?


  2. Hi Noah,

    Yes you could certainly create prototypes from autodesk for functional testing, but keep in mind they are still prototypes and cannot always be used for certain applications for rapid manufacturing. ie a printed Arbor Press may only work once or twice.

    However the machines are used for mold making quite frequently where you can print the negative and pour a positive for real working parts. Materials can range all the way up to non ferrous metals.

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