The 3D printing technology opens amazing possibilities, from quick and cheap production of light and high-quality details to implement unique projects on their own without the help of intermediaries.
Students at the aviation University Inholland recently "printed" a working model of a rocket directly in class. Now they know what criteria you need to consider when creating the parts for the rocket — aerodynamics of the item before it mass and strength.
Students of the programmes "Aeronautical Engineering" and "Luchvaarttechnologie" already successfully launched two rockets, parts of which were printed on a 3D printer. Today they are working on a model with a height of 2.5 m, all the details of which will be created using new technologies.
"We use 3D printing mainly at the design stage," — said Martin Camping, lecturer in aviation technology from the University Inholland in Delve. "We design the model on a PC and then print it to continue. Our University is a University of applied Sciences, therefore, we pay great attention to practical training. After 4 years, when today's freshmen will graduate, they will understand that during their training the technology has changed. Schools are required to provide students access to the latest discoveries and equipment. Students should know that there are alternative ways of production, such as 3D printing."
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