How can 3D printing support you?
The added value of the printed 3D objects lies mainly in making study material more accessible. With 3D printers you can print fragile or huge objects in a manageable size. You can also use 3D printing to reveal things that are invisible to the naked eye, such as atoms, microscopic organisms or the construction of an ancient building.
Innovation manager Sylvia Moes: "I can take this 3D printed clay nail with me to seminars. Students can hold this object to study it closely, which is actually impossible with the real object, as it is fragile and can only be viewed from a distance."
The endless possibilities of 3D printing
Clay nails, the death mask of Abraham Kuyper, a cross-section of a landscape, robot parts, models for an ideal study space, the campus of 100 years ago: it can all be printed. It provides a unique opportunity to bring decades-old objects back to life.
Special Interest Group
Are you an expert on 3D printing or are you just curious about the possibilities? As a member of the SIG UB Educational Support you are always up to date on the educational support services of the University Library. Together we investigate innovations, such as 3D printing, and examine new learning materials. Register as a member through firstname.lastname@example.org.
VU Education Lab
In the Education Lab at VU NT&L, teachers and students can experiment with various educational innovations, such as 3D printers.