The Smart Schools NY Comission at Mineola Middle School

Creative 3D Printing helped repair the Makerbot 3D printer at Mineola Middle School on Oct. 27th, during Governor Cuomo, Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, and Google’s Eric Schmidt’s visit.  It was a great opportunity for the middle school students to show off their 3D printing skills!

Creative 3D Printing proudly supports the goals of the Smart Schools NY Commission.

The Smart Schools NY Commissions 7 Keys To Success recommendation to school districts:

1. Embrace and expand online learning which will break down geographic barriers, provide access to the best sources of instruction in the world, and level the playing field for students in rural and smaller school districts.

2. Utilize transformative technologies, such as tablets, laptops, and interactive whiteboards to deliver differentiated instruction tailored to students’ specific abilities and needs that lets them learn and advance at their own pace.

3. Connect every school to high-speed broadband using technology that is capable of scaling up over time and deliver sufficient wireless capability to serve every student.

4. Extend connectivity beyond the four walls of the classroom so students from all backgrounds have equal access to the information superhighway.

5. Provide high-quality, continuous professional development to teachers, principals, and staff to ensure successful integration of technology into the teaching and learning experience.

6. Focus on in-demand STEM skills to ensure that students graduate with 21st century skills.

7. Plan, plan and plan again.

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CreatingSTEAM Conference

Creative 3D Printing presented in front of over 40 students at the CreatingSTEAM Conference hosted by We Connect The Dots on August 7th at the Microsoft Office Times Square.

Jon and Pete gave a fun and interactive 45 minute overview on 3D printing and design, taking students through an exciting timeline of the history of 3D printing and what the future holds for them.  Students got a chance to ask insightful questions, see close up how objects are 3D printed and designed.

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3D Printing Workshops for Teachers and Teens at the Cradle of Aviation

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Teaching S.T.E.A.M in 3D

This 15 hour course will provide teachers of all grade levels and subjects with an introductory hands-on experience so that they can weave digital 3D designing and 3D printing into their respective curricula.

This introductory course will enable participants:

  • To understand the S.T.E.A.M. applications of 3D Design and Printing
  • To address NGSS and Common Core standards, as well as interdisciplinary applications that will create a lot of “buzz” and excitement back in school in September
  • To be granted full access to our digital library of resources
  • To be awarded with a certificate of completion with 1/2 in-service credit signed by both Creative 3D Printing, Inc. and the Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • To receive a voucher worth $350.00 toward free training if the school (or the participant) purchases 3D Printers or 3D Scanners from Creative 3D Printing, Inc.

The cost of this class is $750.00, which covers all material expenses and 3D creations.  The class will run the week of August 11th – 15th (Monday to Friday) from 9:00am to 12:00 noon at the Cradle of Aviation.

From Makerbots to Minecraft! – An Introduction to 3D Printing

This 15 hour course will provide 7th to 9th grade students many exciting opportunities to create 3D designs and 3D prints. Students will learn how to use various free phone apps, tablet apps, web apps and laptop software to modify existing 3D designs and to create new ones.

The cost of this class is $600.00, which covers all material expenses and 3D creations. The class will run the week of August 11th 15th (Monday to Friday) from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Cradle of Aviation.

All participants and students are required to bring their own laptop (with wireless capability) to this class with an email address for website registration purposes. A tablet or smartphone is optional.

A minimum of 10 students is required to run the class and will cap at 25. Group discounts are available.

For more details please contact Creative 3D Printing: Tel: 516-314-6101 or visit us at and click on “ABOUT US” for more information.

Registration is now closed for these two workshops. 

Please check back with us regularly for news about up and coming programs and services!

3D Printing Workshops

Get out in front of the next industrial revolution by giving your students the skills they will need to succeed. Over the next five years, 3-D Printing will emerge as a major force of change in how we educate, design, engineer, manufacture and even practice medicine. Bring the technical skills your students will need into your classroom today. 3-D Printing is the perfect teaching tool for interdisciplinary instruction, S.T.E.A.M. integration and the joy of creative design and development. Enable your students to enter this new and exciting world with ease and confidence. “Printing” physical objects using plastic has a profound and exciting effect on kids.


3-D Printers are machines that  can manufacture nearly anything from a virtual computer model by “printing” material layer by layer producing a physical object. While at first only available for millions of dollars, as time has gone on these machines have gradually become cheaper and cheaper. Now the average person can buy a desktop 3-D Printer for between $300 and $3,000 that can generate physical objects of decent quality. This has the ability to change our lives even more than the personal computer and the Internet have. In the same way that computers have affected everything we do that involves information, 3-D Printers affect everything we do that involves interaction with physical objects. This, as you know, is almost every aspect of our life. Every job and career path will be profoundly affected by this revolutionary technology. Companies and consumers are already using 3-D Printing in world changing ways, many revolutionary examples include:


Here are just some of the things our workshops can teach you to do using 3d printing and modeling:

    • Printer set up/calibration and software installation
    • 3-D scanning / making copies of objects 
    • download and modify physical objects 
    • print architectural models and works of art 
    • Prototype design and testing / robotics design 
    • create personalized cell phone cases, bobble heads, tools etc. 
    • 3-D sculpting / modeling 
    • video game character design and printing 
    • jewelry / fashion design 
    • geographic models 
    • rocketry parts 
    • musical instruments 
    • molecular models 
    • household items / home decor / furniture models 
    • internet printing services 
    • design and printing software

Introductory 45 to 90 minute workshops or full days of hands-on training available. All classes include two trainers, 3-D Printing demonstrations and access to our 3-D Printing Digital Library for Educators. This program is offered through a collaboration with Nassau BOCES.

Call 718-300-3342 for more information.

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Studio 5404 Reception and 3D Printing Demo

Pete talks to prospective 3D printing workshop students about practical uses for the 3D printer in their lives as artists.

Pete talks to prospective 3D printing workshop students about practical uses for the 3D printer in their lives as artists.

3D scanners, printers and creations on display at Studio 5404

3D scanners, printers and creations on display at Studio 5404

Gallery Reception and 3D Printing Demo Friday, May 30th 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Exhibit on view through May 31st.

Studio 5404, 5404 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY  11758