The Benefits: Why choose 3D printing?
3D printing allows for control of both what’s going on inside and outside of the model. This can allow for some really intricate models as well as some never-before-seen models.
Density-controlled pieces create this self-orienting phospholipid bilayer in our Cell Membrane Kit
In addition to accessing one-of-a-kind models, 3D printing also allows users to get hands-on models of hard-to-access objects, such as scale replicas of Darwin’s finches.
Students get hands-on experience measuring with our Darwin’s Finches Kit
Finally, 3D printing has a lot of cost-savings to offer to users.
Check out our blog post 3D Printing vs. Purchasing – A Cost-Comparison to find out just how much you can save by 3D printing your manipulatives rather than buying from a traditional manufacturer! As an example, our Hominid Species and Tools Kit costs approximately $23 factoring in a subscription and the filament cost. To purchase a comparable set of skulls from a traditional manufacturer costs $1500.00 before tax and shipping.