Earlier this Spring, a group of students from Hiland High School in Berlin visited the 3D Lab for a morning of learning about 3D printing. This has become a yearly field trip to the college and we certainly welcome them!
We taught students how to download 3D objects and operate the various 3D printers in the lab, as well as make items with the laser engraver and vinyl cutter. These students also have access to a 3D printer at their own school for building derby cars and model rockets. It seems that most schools are supplementing traditional wood and metal shops with digital fabrication rooms like the Wayne College 3D Lab, creating interest in minds of all ages with careers in engineering, creativity, and simply “making” for personal enjoyment. Thanks to lab staff Ashton and Thomas for assisting the group during their visit.