3D printing has changed the dynamic of our consumer culture and has transformed us by placing the means of production into the hands of consumers.
##3D printers: A teaching and learning tool
3D printers in school can be used to provide teachers with three dimensional visual aids in the purpose of explaining complex concepts and rousing the interest of students through the printing of real objects.
In addition, the use of 3D printers in school improves practical learning. Prototyping technology provides students with the means of creating realistic, miniature 3D models (Ideal for engineering, architecture the arts).
##An opportunity for students Using 3D printers provides students with new skills and career opportunities as a result. They can also present their printed projects during interviews. A knowledge of 3D printer functionality could also prove beneficial for businesses which use such technology internally.