The GÖDE-Stiftung supported the Eichendorff School in Gerbrunn with the donation of a 3D printer. The device makes it possible to “print” three-dimensional plastic objects designed on the computer. The pupils of the Eichendorff School thus have completely new creative design possibilities. Not only can objects be made from templates, but self-designed objects and components can also be created using 3D printing technology. Young “designers” and “inventors” have access to the latest high-tech even at school. The donated 3D printer is to be used within the framework of projects in the Eichendorff School’s technical teaching branch.
The pupils Manuel Burghart and Sebastian Mainka visited the GÖDE-Stiftung in Waldaschaff together with teacher and media specialist Thomas Schulz and teacher Armin Herrmann to hand over the donation. There they received an introduction to the topic of 3D printing from the foundation’s employees Timo Junker and Alexander Schwind and could also take the opportunity for a tour of the GÖDE-Stiftung’s institute rooms and the associated Institute for Gravitational Research.
The GÖDE-Stiftung, a part of the GÖDE Group, has been involved in 3D printing for several years, testing printer models and print materials and examining various possible applications of the process.