An analysis of 3D-printing familiarity among students in a Technical University

Kuen Ming Shu, Chi Cheng Chang, Yih Her Yan

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Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) printing, also known as additive manufacturing, can be any 3D printing processes. Products created by commercially available 3D printing machines are mainly from plastics and macromolecule materials. Since the 3D printing technology is widespread, the application of 3D printers can be seen in all kinds of businesses, such as private enterprises, government offices, laboratories, and educational institutions. If the 3D printing technology can be included in regular curricula, students’ learning motivations and achievements can be enhanced. The present study investigated technical university students’ cognition about 3D printing, and proposed a low-cost 3D-metal powder printer for instructional purposes in order to improve 3D printing engineering education in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies for Education - 2nd International Symposium, SETE 2017, Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsTien-Chi Huang, Rynson Lau, Yueh-Min Huang, Marc Spaniol, Chun-Hung Yuen
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages58-63
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319710839
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event2nd International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education, SETE 2017, held in Conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Web-based learning, ICWL 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2017 Sep 202017 Sep 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10676 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education, SETE 2017, held in Conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Web-based learning, ICWL 2017
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period17/9/2017/9/22

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Keywords

  • 3D-metal powder printing
  • Instructional materials
  • Technical university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Shu, K. M., Chang, C. C., & Yan, Y. H. (2017). An analysis of 3D-printing familiarity among students in a Technical University. In T-C. Huang, R. Lau, Y-M. Huang, M. Spaniol, & C-H. Yuen (Eds.), Emerging Technologies for Education - 2nd International Symposium, SETE 2017, Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2017, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 58-63). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10676 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71084-6_8