It is a very exciting time for us here at CREATE Education. We are honoured and hugely thankful that Rolls-Royce share our passion for making cutting edge technology accessible to everyone!
An Duong is passionate about 3D printing, STEM and has always wanted to contribute some of his work to inspire young people to pursue their careers in Engineering. An Duong’s intention for the outcome of the project was to inspire young people to pursue their careers in STEM by demonstrating to them what technologies like 3D printing can offer.
Originally, An designed the jet engine model solely to support his STEM work at the University of Nottingham because he always wanted to have an educational kit to explain to the students how a 3-shaft jet engine works. However, the project generated a lot of interest and An decided to share his work publicly.
“Dreams do come true! When we launched Ultimaker in the UK & Ire and set up The CREATE Education Project we hoped that a legacy organisation like Rolls-Royce would share our passion for making cutting edge technology accessible to everyone and showcase the potential of 3D printing.
Thanks to the genius of An Duong and the support of Paul Broadhead and many others this dream has become a reality and today we received a Jet engine that will hopefully inspire others to pursue their dreams! Thanks to all the supporters of this project – exciting things to come.”
– Paul Croft, Founder of CREATE Education.
In The Classroom
3D printing and assembling the The Jet engine model is a perfect STEM activity as it allows students to understand the components of the engine and how they operate. Once the model is assembled it provide an amazing visual and kinesthetic teaching aid. The STL files for the model and complete detailed instructions for making the model can be downloaded at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3242245