In this era of technological explosion, the introduction of 3D printing into the classroom has become normalized. 3D printing technology can assist teachers in teaching and help students understand the essence of core technology at this stage. The application of 3D printing technology in classroom teaching is a new learning method that allows students to experience a perfect combination of visual effects and tactile effects. It plays a huge role in activating the classroom atmosphere and expanding students' imagination and thinking ability. The traditional education mode has been gradually replaced by the innovative education mode (maker education).
In recent years, more and more higher education majors are exploring innovative teaching mode, integrating 3D printing technology with teaching system to create a perfect teaching mode. On the one hand, the use of 3D printer can improve students' proficiency in technical mastery and cultivate students' scientific and technological literacy; on the other hand, the use of 3D printer to print 3D models can significantly improve students' design and creative ability and their thinking development.
Application in present teaching and learning is the most common form of SLA, FDM, DLP three 3 d printing, it is mainly used for making model, compared with other, DLP printing technology in the teaching of university at home and abroad are more widely used, because it has a high technical maturity, rapid prototyping, processing speed, short production cycle, no cutting tool and mould, reduce the cost of bug fixes and other advantages, at the same time can also be processed by on-line operation and remote control to structure complex shape or the use of traditional method is difficult to forming prototypes and mould.
Specific application in teaching
(1)Mathematics students can print out their "problem" and look for the answer in the model, such as printing a geometry, so that they can analyze the data more intuitively.
(2)Engineering students can use it to print out their own prototypes for testing, research and exploration.
(3)Architecture students can use it to quickly and easily print out physical models of their own designs.
(4)History students can use it to copy and print archaeological objects for further observation and restoration.
(5)Graphic design students can use it to create 3D versions of designs and some basic design models.
(6)Geography students can use it to create real terrain maps, population maps, or geotechnical models.
(7)Students in the food department can use it to print out the shape of food products.
(8)Vehicle engineering students can print a variety of physical car parts for testing.
(9)Students in the chemistry department can print out the molecular model and observe it to intuitively understand the molecular structure.
(10)Biology students can print out cells, viruses, organs and other biological samples they need.