Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design held a two-day 3D printing workshop at the Emerging Media Space located in the refurbished library on Harrow Campus on 22-23 February to showcase to Westminster students the possibilities of 3D Printing.

The Emerging Media Space has been recently installed featuring professional equipment such as the Arduino, Makey Makey and Raspberry Pi; wearable technology for programmable fabric and ubiquitous computing; circuit and hardware building; motion-capture and compositing; augmented reality; interactive environments; location aware devices and applications; facilities for specialist printing including lenticular and 3D printing and last but not least, the interactive iWall.

During the 3D printing event students from different courses such as Photography, Contemporary Media Practice, Design and many more were shown how to do 3D scanning using photogrammetry, how to take a high volume of photos and turn them into a 3D model, how to edit the model and lastly the process of printing a 3D model and the endless possibilities of 3D printing. They had the opportunity to ask questions and get quick answers for their project ideas using 3D printing.

Michelle Chatterley, Head of CREATE Education Project at Ultimaker, said: “It has been a pleasure and an honour to be able to support this event. We are passionate about helping students and teachers embed 3D Printing technology into their classrooms and thanks to this opportunity at Westminster have been able to showcase the new Ultimaker 3 which has really opened up new opportunities for applications of the technology. 

“A vital part of what we do is to provide support to our community of pioneering educators and this has been a fantastic few days getting to know everyone here.  We are looking forward to coming back again soon to collaborate further with the University of Westminster.”

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