Presentations on 3D printing

The 21st century will be one of ever faster technological change, driven in part by disruptive technologies. No organisation and no interested individual can ignore these disruptive technologies, as every organisation will be at risk at some point of being disrupted. It is far better to disrupt than to be disrupted. Companies will be disrupted, and so will whole industries. One example is that of the hearing aid industry; only those companies which adopted 3D printing survived, and the disruptive change took less than two years.

Not only will organisations and industries be disrupted, but there will be wholesale societal change, some driven by 3D printing, some by 3D printing in conjunction with other changes and other disruptive technologies.

IT IS 3D offers a PowerPoint presentation about the technology, its development, about past, current and future applications, and the impact this technology will have on a wide variety of different industries as well as on society in general, coupled with specific tailored analysis of its potential impact on your specific industry or interest. This gives your organisation an opportunity to investigate 3D printing while there is still time, and to begin to prepare a strategy to exploit its benefits, to disrupt rather than to be disrupted.


If your school is looking for an interesting and innovative way to stimulate interest in STEM, this 3D work-shop is designed with you in mind, particularly if you or your students are fascinated by the world of 3D design and 3D print.

This is an interactive session which will show your pupils how 3D technologies fit into today’s modern world.
The aim of this workshop is to bring vocational context into the classroom by developing resources which stimulate an interest in Science and the STEM subjects.

We offer a full day workshop, tailored to your timetable and school’s individual requirements; all resources apart from computers are supplied by IT IS 3D.

Please contact us now to discuss how IT IS 3D can fully engage your pupils; as well as motivating them within education, we explore with them the future impact of 3D printing in a large number of different sectors, and explain both how the technology will affect their lives, and also point out the many different future career opportunities this technology offers.

Morning Session
During the morning session all pupils will fully engaged in practical, ‘hands-on’ 3D designing activities; they will learn how to design in 3D, and will start preparing 3D designs which can subsequently be printed. Additionally, the pupils will be given a project to work on in teams which will lead to a 3D design output.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation about the technology, its development, past, current and future applications and the impact this technology will have on society, as well as outlining career opportunities, many of which do not yet exist, but will become available after they have finished education.

Afternoon Session
During the afternoon session, all teams will present their project outcomes.
Once the presentations are completed, teams will generate a 3D model which forms part of the project and this will be prepared for printing.

As 3D printing is not an instant technology, the best models, which are selected for printing, will be completed and sent to the school after the event.
3D printers will be running all day, so pupils will fully understand how the technology works.

There will also be 3D scanning for pupils to experience, broadening their understanding of the range of technologies available to the designer / maker and to the professional engineer.