Uses of 3D scanning in the educational sector

3D scanning has been enabling schools, colleges and universities to achieve so much more over recent years. 3D scanners are being used to scan objects of various sizes so models can be created using bespoke software. The resulting models can then be used for all sorts of purposes to help students gain a richer understanding of the topics they are learning about.

3D scanning can be manipulated for design, printing and more. Therefore its multi-functional possibilities are proving to be invaluable in the educational sector.

Hands-on learning

3D scanners are making it easier for students to interact with core topics, bridging the gap between the physical and digital and enhancing the quality of 3D learning. 3D scanning has become a key part of the Next Generation Science Standards learning strategy, promoting experimentation, analysis and computational thinking amongst students. The real-life objects produced via 3D scanning allow students to gain a better understanding of scale and its relationship to structure and performance.

A new way to deconstruct ideas

3D scanning can also encourage students to collaborate more enthusiastically, helping them work together on investigations, understanding data, creating solutions and communicating their findings. In doing so, they are provided with with a valuable sense of accomplishment.

Another key benefit of 3D scanning is that it enables reverse engineering. This allows students to deconstruct and understand how items are made even when technical drawings are unavailable. Models can be resized, reshaped and given a new purpose to meet a different need, empowering students and helping them get to grips with various complex but important concepts, including topics related to science, medicine, engineering, art and many more.

Contact us today

At Central Scanning, we can provide you with pioneering 3D scanning systems for educational environments including high-precision and handheld scanners. We can recommend the ideal solution for your specific needs and can carry out scanning for you if you required. For more information, call 01527 558 282 or complete the form on the website.

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