3D Printing Education | Schools and Universities

Würth and Markforged have partnered together to bring a STEM-focused additive manufacturing curiculum to your classroom. Markforge's metal and composit 3D printing solustions provide students hands-on learning with tools professional engineers use every day. Students learn the necessary problem-solving and collaboration skills they need to be successful.

Many universities and highschools around the US and abroad have started to build or expand upon their innovation centers and labs. These innovation centers allow students to bring class, club, or personal projects from concept to creation. This is the perfect way to introduce students to additive manufacturing as a means to create parts that would traditionally be made using subtractive manufacturing methods. Read our whitepaper to learn how universities have created additive manufacturing centers and how it has impacted their students.

Markforged 3D Printers are Safe, Accessible and Easy to Use

The Metal X system can be installed in any shop or lab. There are no lasers or loose powders to manage, and system fail-safes insure that students and faculty can safely operate the machine.

A Wide Variety of Materials

Print with stainless steels, tool steels, copper and inconel on the Metal X system. Material changeover is as easy as conventional FFF machines and each material has a custom sintering profile.

Affordable to Buy and Maintain

The Metal X system costs up to 10 times less than traditional metal 3D printers and can be effectively maintained for a fraction of the cost. No dedicated machine operator required. Read about our lab packages and product offerings here.

Würth Material Stocking Programs

Würth and Markforged support your innovation center with material stocking programs, quarterly learning modules, and consumable cost savings across sites. Allowing your institution to focus on educating and enabling your students, not wasting time managaing your inventory.

STEM-Focused Classrooms have Two Main Objectives when Educating Students:

  • Build a strong backbone of technical knowledge through theory-heavy classes.
  • Provide a place for students to learn and practice real job skills before joining the workforce. These job skills are taught via project-centric curriculum, where students learn through experience instead of lecture.

Outside of having 3D printers in their facilities, all of these schools and universities have something in common: they are all endeavoring to equip their students with best-in-class equipment to gain hands-on experiences. Whether they focus purely on additive manufacturing, or have an even split with traditional manufacturing equipment, their students are able to get ahead in their industry.

Want to speak to a 3D printing expert to learn more about how we can support your classroom?