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Explore the different options below to begin your 3D printing journey.

Teachers watch this quick explainer video.

Learnbylayers is trusted by schools around the world. Our curriculum will teach you and your students 3D printing and how to design models to print using CAD.
From classroom lesson resources to homeschool options and online self study courses, we will help you get confident in 3D printing. Watch the quick explainer video to learn more.

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Lessons designed with world leading software.

All the design software that we have used in the lessons is free for educational purposes. TinkrCAD, Fusion 360 and Onshape are the most popular CAD packages used in schools around the world and are all cloud based.

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October 10, 2021

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September 13, 2021

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February 14, 2021

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January 30, 2021

Learnbylayers and Design Cast Pod Cast.

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January 27, 2021

Learn Onshape with our new online course.

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October 27, 2020

Fusion 360 beginners online course.

What Teachers Say

Testimonials from current teachers using the learnbylayers curriculum..

Shanice welsh

Shanice Welsh

Design teacher Sale High School

“Lessons are engaging and simple to follow, especially for teachers who have no experience in 3D printing! Lessons can be adapted and edited but in my opinion, they don’t need to be! Everything is already included and ready to go as they include detailed lesson plans and all the basics of an outstanding lesson (observation ready!)”

John Donnelly

John Donnelly

Head of Technology, St James C of E school, Founder of www.dtresources.co.uk

“I’m no novice to teaching CAD or 3D printing, but the quality of the resources available from learnbylayers is second to none. I have used the lesson plans and resources in lesson observations with fantastic results, the videos included in the lessons really enable pupils to work at the own pace which leads to a perfect differentiated lesson.”

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Dave Bauser

DT Teacher, author of 'TopBrumD&T' and DATA consultant

“User friendly, easy to follow, clearly explained and good links. Ideal resource to support your delivery. As a relative newcomer to 3D Printing this has certainly helped my understanding.”

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Paul Bowyer

Head of Technology. Sandbach Boys School

“The information sets the foundations of 3D Printing and explains its important and ever increasing role in society.  The easy to follow lessons allow pupils to develop their understanding of 3D Printing and experience the science behind it and the application.”

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Dwain Brandy

Design and Technology teacher at Oasis Academy, Media city UK

“This is an essential 3D printing resource for the future of Design Technology. I use the scheme of learnings within my long term planning for Design and Technology. This has been essential for adapting with the new Design Technology GCSE. The individual lessons are simple to follow and ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners.”