Digital manufacturing leader Inventables announced that it is making it possible for 50 schools in the United States to have access to the latest digital manufacturing technology, 3D carving; a powerful technology capable of creating precision parts and designs from materials like wood, plastic and metal. The Klein ISD STEAM Express was selected from 24 entries throughout the state of Texas.
“I am so excited and can’t explain how proud I am,” said Bill Nebeker, STEAM Express program coordinator. “This will be awesome for the students of Klein ISD. We have a 3D printer, but having a carver takes it to the next level showing how items are designed and carved out of wood or metal.”
As part of a three-step application process, Nebeker had to complete a lesson plan and a video to show how the 3D carver would be used in the classroom. The video showed students working with wood on the STEAM Express and they explained how a carver would make learning faster and more exciting.
“The activities on the STEAM Express are always changing and adapting to experiences of the learners, so this keeps learning active,” said Nebeker. “Having another product that students can manipulate to create anything is great for visitors of the STEAM Express. The only limitation to what can be created is their own mind.”
For more information on the Klein ISD STEAM Express, click here.