TCT Inspired Minds Classroom brings the 3D printing experience to students

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Rapid News Group will once again collaborate with CREATE Education to bring TCT Inspired Minds Classroom, the interactive additive manufacturing experience positioned to introduce school children to the world of 3D printing, to TCT Show 2019.

Inspired Minds Classroom promises be an enlightening 3-hour journey into the realm of additive manufacturing for students in years nine and ten and will consist of three components.

The first component will feature talks from industry leaders giving students the opportunity to learn about the most innovative new technology in the industry. Then the tables will turn as the students challenge the ‘Inspiration Panel’ and pose their own questions to the experts.

Led by Autodesk trained instructors, the second component will give students an introduction to CAD design skills using Autodesk Fusion 360. The students will be set a challenge to design and model elements to fit within a brief before learning how to slice and 3D print their models using Ultimaker 3D printing equipment.

Ending with a bang, the last part of the experience will give the students a taste of the real thing as they tour TCT Show 2019. Here, they will feast their eyes on the latest innovations in the design-manufacturing world and will have the opportunity to connect and interact with over 250 exhibitors.

“At CREATE Education, providing access and inspiration are part of the core values of our organisation and so being able to deliver the Inspired Minds classroom for the 3rd year running is a one of the most important events in our calendar. Engaging the students through our community of Ambassadors from education and industry provides us with the opportunity to open their eyes to future career options for 3D Printing and also how the technology has and will have a real impact on daily life socially and in a wide range of professions. Using equipment provided by HP and models provided by Rolls-Royce the Inspired Minds sessions will give students an introduction to CAD using Autodesk Fusion 360.

The Rolls-Royce Jet Engine models is a fantastic introduction to design thinking and really sparks creativity. Sustainable recycled PLA from Filamentive will be used to 3D print all of the designs so that the students have a tangible memory from their day.” Michelle Chatterley - Head of CREATE Education.

TCT Show is the place for insight, intelligence and inspiration and more importantly is where companies come to do business.

TCT Show will take place in Halls 3 and 3A of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK, from 24-26 September 2019.

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