Production of Teaching Materials Through 3D Printing as Support for Educational Processes Related to the Sciences, Heritage, and Culture

  • Henry A. ColoradoEmail author
  • David E. Mendoza
  • Fernando L. Valencia
  • Juan M. Perdomo
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


This project aims to develop teaching materials through 3D printing to support educational processes related to science, heritage, and culture associated with the Museum of the University of Antioquia, and greatly oriented to the education of the children visitors. Different pieces from local fauna have been selected mainly based on their potential impact over the environmental education. These parts were printed via fusion deposition modeling, an additive manufacturing inexpensive technique. The impact in teaching is presented as well as the potential impact in society, environment, and in the museum conservation pieces. A teaching model is also discussed in relation to engineering and arts. This project presents a collaboration between scientists, engineers, and artists to give innovative solutions with impact in society.


Teaching materials Collaboration Additive manufacturing Arts Preservation 



Authors of this project acknowledge Vicerrectoría Universidad de Antioquia and Rectoría for the full support to this join and internal project from Engineering School and Museo Universitario-UdeA.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry A. Colorado
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • David E. Mendoza
    • 1
    • 3
  • Fernando L. Valencia
    • 2
    • 3
  • Juan M. Perdomo
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.CCComposites Laboratory, Engineering SchoolUniversidad de Antioquia UdeAMedellínColombia
  2. 2.Museo Universitario-UdeAUniversidad de AntioquiaMedellínColombia
  3. 3.Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad de AntioquiaMedellínColombia

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