Following a growing interest in Design and Technology (DT), Warwick School saw the need to elevate their teaching resources. Despite having good existing technology, the school identified certain limitations that restricted students’ potential.
Bryan Schalch, the Head of the Department, saw an opportunity to bridge this gap. He understood that investing in 3D printing technology could provide his students with a head start, stimulating their interest in the rapidly evolving fields of design and manufacturing.
SYS Systems successfully matched them with their ideal Stratasys printer that facilitated the pursuit of advanced technological education.
Warwick School’s began to consider investing in a 3D printer due to a growing interest in Design Technology (DT) across the school. With a substantial number of students desiring hands-on learning experiences, the school identified the need for tangible, practical applications of theoretical knowledge. A 3D printer serves this purpose, allowing students to create the objects they design.
3D Printing aligns with curriculum requirements for GCSE and A-Level DT, aiding in comprehensive understanding and preparation for future opportunities. Warwick school realised their existing resources integrated well with 3D printing technology, which would provide a seamless learning experience from design to manufacturing.
Warwick School decided a 3D Printer would be a necessary investment and opted for the Polyjet30 Desktop 3D Printer from SYS Systems and Stratasys.
The Polyjet30 desktop 3D printer has transformed learning by turning digital designs into physical models, fostering hands-on understanding of design concepts. These tangible models enhance classroom discussions, improve presentation skills, and serve as crucial components of the GCSE and A-Level coursework, making the learning experience more practical and interactive for students.
The Polyjet30 desktop 3D printer has been instrumental for Warwick School students.
It provides students with a professional-grade tool, preparing them for advanced studies, particularly in engineering.
Its ability to render complex models fosters creativity and innovation, pushing beyond the limits of traditional methods. It encourages flexibility and iterative design, crucial for students’ growth as future designers.
It enhances their coursework, with projects ranging from a detailed 3D model of the Olympic Stadium by GCSE students, to advanced designs like a racing sailboat and a modern telephone box by A-Level students. The printer is not just a tool, but has become a stepping stone to future success.
Why SYS Systems and Stratasys?
The Polyjet30 desktop printer is not just a tool, but has become a stepping stone to future success for the students at Warwick School.
“Over 12 months the Polyjet printer became a ‘game changer’, bringing aspects of engineering design and manufacture to life for our pupils using the system as an ‘ideas machine’,” said Bryan.