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3D models add another dimension of depth to traditional images and open doors for multimodal learning. With revolutionary implications for education, medicine, and more, A 3D printed model of a tyrannosaurus Rex’s skull. It is about the size of a grapefruit.3D printing offers a low-cost alternative to creating 3D models that increases opportunities for customization and experimentation. The DIAGRAM Center is exploring 3D printing technology as a way to increase access to curriculum and learning. For students, 3D-printed models can offer better ways of understanding spatial concepts for things that would otherwise be too large, too small, too valuable/rare, or too dangerous to hand to a student. They can be customized, created by non-specialists in accessibility, and shared with all students in a classroom.
The main advantages of using 3D printing are: bringing imagined creations to life, ability to customize devices, enhancing the learning of all students in a classroom, and use of the technology by anyone to create an accessible environment.