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Overview


In this lesson, students will learn how desktop 3D printing can be used to make consumer products sustainably and efficiently. The lesson begins with an overview of Batch.works - an innovative company that design, produce, sell and ship consumer products under one roof. Using the knowledge gained from the overview, together with a CAD tutorial video, students are challenged to design and 3D print their own stationery product. Finally, students develop a pitch for their product to be stocked by a retailer and the challenges of 3D printing consumer products are discussed.


**A simplified mathematical lesson plan is also included in the platform for younger students, where linear sequences are used to design and 3D print the shell of a pen**


Included Resources


Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)


Case study video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)


Challenge worksheets (Google Docs and PDF)


Video design tutorials in Tinkercad and Fusion 360 (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)


Current and future supply chains explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)


Example pen shell 3D model (STL)


Assessment Rubric (Google Docs and PDF)