The Japanese government recently announced plans to fund the introduction of 3D printers into educational settings, where students can receive hands on experience and education on 3D printing technology.
Japan hopes educate students on this apparent wave of the future. The education would help to keep them in competition with the US who has had plans in place to introduce 3D printers into schools since 2010.
Japan hopes that by introducing technology early, that students will become comfortable with the technology as well as research and design tools. The 3D printer technology will also allow young students to engage their imaginations, while learning these new skills. The introduction of 3D printers in schools will allow for not only just fun creativity but it will hopefully lead to more complex endeavors such as 3D printed organs. … (Read more)