...that all printers are created equal...

After printing over a year now with 3 very different (both in specs and cost) FDM printers, it turned out all of these printers have their quirks. Print quality and reliability is not hugely different. Even the cheap Wanhao Duplicator's prove to be of quite good quality (at least, 3 out of 4) and print quite decently, in so far as a FDM printer will ever be able to print decently.
The Ultimakers are the most popular ones, due to the very user friendly software and their reliability. But costing almost twice as much as a Wanhao (which is a double head printer), they should…

It is pretty amazing how slow this over-hyped 3D printers marked evolves: it took Ultimaker 'ages' to come out with a double head printer. This double head is pretty crucial for complex designs, where you need to print a 'scaffolding' for overhanging parts of the object. One head prints a soluble scaffolding, the other head prints the object itself.

In the next years, we want to reflect with students and teachers alike on their symbiotic relationship with this new technology. How do they manipulate the technology and how does the technology manipulate them? How to deal with this symbiosis - how to describe and how to master it. In short: how to lead the dance…