The 3D printer was purchased for the high school.  3D printing, particularly in the area of manufacturing, is quickly becoming an industry standard.  The experience with this equipment will allow students real-life experience that will make them more marketable whether they choose to go straight to a career or if they take the path to a career through a post-secondary institution.

The use of the printer will impact several courses directly, such as manufacturing system, construction systems, building trades, design processes and fundamentals of engineering.