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Educational 3D Printers

Sparking creativity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) subjects in ways not possible before, the Educational 3D printer is fast becoming the progressive teacher’s secret weapon.

Add to this the experience it offers students in relatively new technology with far-reaching industrial implications as time moves on, then the benefits of introducing Educational  3D printers into certain curriculums become clear.

That is, of course, if the application is right. It’s easy to get swept along in the buzzwordery of 3D printing without actually adding value to students’ development, not to mention material overheads to wrangle and the physical demand of serving wave after wave of youngsters. Choosing the right Educational 3D printer for school and other educational spaces can be a challenge.

Some manufacturers make it easier, offering extensive supporting materials for educators, including lesson plans and ideas to inspire classroom fun alongside structured development goals. Others just build great machines with all the features you’d want in a classroom printer.

And then there are the differences in the machines themselves — what works for elementary students in need of safety features and durability needn’t be the best thing for a university lab tasked with high-quality output. The field is huge.

With that in mind, we’re here to help. Sorting the wheat from the chaff, we’ve picked out 3D printers we feel tick some (or all) of the boxes for the educational professional looking to introduce 3D printing to their classroom, lab, workshop and beyond.

We focus on those that are backed with educational resources for students and educators, plus the Educational 3D printers we feel are also worthy of attention despite lacking the well-developed ecosystems of their peers.

And we’re acutely aware of the potential costs equipping a classroom with enough 3D printers to serve the whole class can be a costly thing, so for good measure, we also flag educational discounts and take a look at grants and funding opportunities to help fund your school’s new machinery. Additionally, we’ve compiled a list of useful resources to get acquainted with 3D printing, and inspiration for lessons and projects for once you have one.

Monoprice - MP Fully Enclosed 150 3D Printer, Ultra Quiet, Assisted Leveling, Easy Wi-Fi, Touch Screen (30525) - Project 3D Printers
$599.99

Monoprice - MP Fully Enclosed 150 3D Printer, Ultra Quiet, Assisted Leveling, Easy Wi-Fi, Touch Screen (30525)

Monoprice

MP Fully Enclosed 150 3D Printer, Ultra Quiet, Assisted Leveling, Easy Wi-Fi, Touch Screen The Monoprice Fully Enclosed 150 is an easy to use, ul...

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$599.99
Mingda - MD 16 3D Printer - Blue, Red, or Yellow - Project 3D Printers
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$1,199.00
$999.00

Mingda - MD 16 3D Printer - Blue, Red, or Yellow

Mingda

Mingda MD-16 High Precision MINGDA 3D Metal Printer Manufacture Mass Production MD-16 Model printing size 160*160*160mm 3D Printing Machine For Un...

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$1,199.00
$999.00
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FlashForge -  Inventor II S 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
$699.00

FlashForge - Inventor II S 3D Printer

FlashForge

Inventor IIS Smart, Reliable And Safe Desktop 3D Printer Intuitive printer controls for hassle free 3D printing.     The Inventor IIS feature...

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$699.00
Robo - E3 3D Printer Bundle - Project 3D Printers
$999.99

Robo - E3 3D Printer Bundle

Robo

A 3D Printer Built For Education: Safe, Smart, and Simple The Robo E3 new generation smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi is built for classrooms by p...

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$999.99
Robo - MyStemKits R2 Bundle - School License 8 Teachers, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$6,999.99

Robo - MyStemKits R2 Bundle - School License 8 Teachers, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits R2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo R2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi, (...

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$6,999.99
Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - School Plan, 8 Teacher Licenses, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$5,699.00

Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - School Plan, 8 Teacher Licenses, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits C2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo C2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi...

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$5,699.00
Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - Classroom Plan, 1 Teacher License, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$3,299.00

Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - Classroom Plan, 1 Teacher License, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits C2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo C2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi, (1...

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$3,299.00
M3D - The Crane Bowden 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
$599.00

M3D - The Crane Bowden 3D Printer

M3D

The Crane Bowden is a high quality, yet affordable, easy to use 3D printer which has a Duet 2 Maestro control board, one of the best open source b...

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$599.00
MyStemKits R2 Bundle - Classroom License 1 Teacher, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$4,649.00

MyStemKits R2 Bundle - Classroom License 1 Teacher, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits R2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo R2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi, (1...

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$4,649.00