Veronica Spencer
Engineer, Designer, and Maker


3D Printing in Engineering Curriculum: Work Lazier, Not Smarter

Unlimited access to 3D printing and filament doesn't guarantee better engineers or designers, in much the same way that unlimited access to a well-stocked kitchen doesn't make you an expert chef. Much like the chef, student engineers need to have some training or instruction to set them on the right path of design. This knowledge is what allows students to read and interpret their recipes. They also need to be cognizant of the resources at their disposal, and how those resources fit into their design/recipe. There is no shortcut for competency.

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