A new study published by the Primary Research Group has been published on American students and their use of 3D printers.
The survey takes a close look at how many and which students use 3D printers at their colleges, as well as how much they use them. The report also collected students’ opinions on the value of 3D printers and how aware they are of their availability in their academic settings. The report aims to help college and university officials estimate the current and future level of demand for 3D printing and the source of the demand. The data was collected from a representative sample of 1,076 students attending four-year colleges in the United States.
The main conclusions of the survey are as follows:
46% of students majoring in engineering, math, and computer science had ever used a 3D printer, the highest of any college field or all college fields in the sample.
Older students aged 26-35 were much more likely than others to find a 3D printer useful or very useful.
Students raised overseas used three times as many 3D printers as students raised in the United States.
More than 64% of students in the lowest income strata did not know if their college libraries offered a 3D printer.
The report’s data is broken down across more than 20 personal and institutional variables, including year of study, type of institution, type of major, age, sexual orientation, and gender, to name a few. name a few.
The full 83-page report is available here.