Educational institutions tend to primarily focus on concepts and theories in their curriculums, with little hands-on practical experience expected from students interested in STEM fields or business. By outsourcing critical components of classrooms such as fliers, worksheets, textbooks, and other supplies, schools are losing funds that could be used to better equip future leaders of tomorrow with emerging technologies. After-school clubs and programs are a great way to learn more about a particular interest or field, but they are cost-heavy, inflexible, and find little success in traditional fundraising means. Spyder 3D® is paving the way for a future in which all schools and their clubs can be self-sufficient and maintain a sustainable modular business model led by students. By providing the tools and education, students are learning how to properly implement business practices and complement them with their skills in engineering, architecture, art, and more.
Spyder 3D®’s Digital Innovation Studio provides students with the necessary tools to bring their ideas to life. By combining facets of engineering, architecture, art, and business into one cohesive hands-on atmosphere, we’re inspiring a new generation of innovators only limited by their imagination.
In giving students practical experience with prototyping and manufacturing, Spyder 3D® is helping to prepare future leaders for a growing job market. Through our program, students are actively:
Learning what’s possible with 3D printing and other exciting technologies
Growing their skills in leadership, collaboration, and communication
Given opportunities to run their own small business
Developing practical solutions to real-world tasks
Who we are
We are Spyder 3D®, an ever-evolving digital innovative studio. We began our journey with our online community platform, Spyder 3D® World, to better understand how the world of 3D printables is constantly changing. Through our many user-generated ideas, designs, and advice, we began to better understand the nuances of this exciting technological movement and developed a classroom-friendly 3D printing filament. As our online community developed and grew, we realized the next logical step was to branch out and bring our knowledge and services to our local communities.
We established a partnership with Diamond Bar High School with the support of Instructional Dean, Mr. Gabriel Aguilar, and CAD/Architecture Instructor, Ms. Ann Tran, and introduced 3D printing technology to students through an exciting after-school program named Print 3D Works. This collaboration proved to be an evolutionary catalyst for both Spyder 3D® and the club. As time went on, students shared a desire to expand their creative horizons. As a result, we provided students with training and access to equipment and tools, including a direct to garment printer, laser engraver, a large-format digital printer, and 3D printers, and watched as their creativity soared. Participating students are now actively earning revenue for their club by designing, manufacturing and selling shirts, 3D printed objects, banners, trophies, and more. Thanks to the dedication and support of the students and their teachers, Spyder 3D® is helping to equip the future leaders of tomorrow, today.