Connexin bring 3D modelling to life with Tranby School


We have donated a 3D printer to Tranby School in Anlaby, Hull, to support children with their digital learning. The 3D printer offers an opportunity for the school to explore innovative ways of teaching, stimulating pupil interest, and enriching the curriculum.

Simplify technology to connect the real world with the digital world

Aligning with our mission to “Simplify technology to connect the real world with the digital world to improve the way we live,” the 3D printer will allow pupils to understand the applications and potential of this technology, helping to prepare them for a world in which 3D modelling will become increasingly popular.

Design and Technology Teacher Mr Chambers said: “Thanks to Connexin for this investment in building the 3D printing capabilities at Tranby school. Pupils will now be able to print both models and components for their design work, helping them to be problem solvers and engineers of the future.”

Supporting a new type of digital learner

As our CTO and former pupil of Tranby, Will Kebbell is keen to give back to the school, saying: “As a former pupil, I have gained so much from the school myself and we wanted to show our support. It’s been great working with the teachers and the Design and Technology department. The school is very innovative and is keen to lead the way forward in education using next-generation technology.”

What is meant by 3D modelling?

3D modelling is the process of creating a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface or object (either living or inanimate) using specialised software. It can then be displayed as a two-dimensional image or used in computer simulations. 

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