The magic of 3-D printing
Educational programme on the occasion of the 3-D printing exhibition at the OCC
Mondays and Tuesdays, in December 2014 and January 2015
Is it possible…to print the Parthenon? Is it possible to create a three-dimensional cube with just a click? Oh…and, during break-time, is it perhaps possible for me to make a chocolate?
Is it possible…to print the Parthenon? Is it possible to create a three-dimensional cube with just a click? Is it possible to touch the structure of an atom and the helix of DNA? Oh…and, during break-time, is it perhaps possible for me to make a chocolate? Of course it is! Just press the button on the 3-D printer!
Thanks to the 3-D Printing exhibition at the OCC, this programme initiates children to the magical world of 3-D printing. But, what is 3-D printing? What is it used for? How are new technologies utilized in manufacturing an object? How does three-dimensional printing contribute to changes in education, health, science and in designing useful objects?
The exhibition includes a retrospective on the technique of three-dimensional printing. Through specific examples, we learn its history, the process through which it manufactures objects and its practical applications in fashion, art, design and architecture.
Students will watch in real-time a number of new machines and the objects they manufacture. What are the advantages and what is the future of 3-D Printing? Which of its usages perhaps entail some risk? At the end of the programme, students will make their own favorite three dimensional object, using a variety of different materials.
creditsThe programme will be conducted by Myrto Lavda, Head of Educational Programme of the Onassis Cultural Centre.
4th Grade Primary School to the last Grade of Secondary School
Upper High School students (guided-tour only)
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