GE Donating Hundreds of 3D Printers to Schools and Colleges

Published by , June 2, 2017 8:52 am

(CampusTechnology)  The GE Additive Education Program is working to develop pipelines of future workforce talent to the additive manufacturing industry worldwide. GE plans to send a desktop polymer printer package comprised of the Polar 3D and XYZprinting printers to 400 primary and secondary schools later this year. These schools will also receive a two-year license to use the accompanying STEAMtrax curriculum; six rolls of filaments per printer; and a hands-on module kit called “Tinkering with Turbines.”
Additionally, the company chose eight colleges and universities to receive metal printing machines (retailed at about $250,000 each) made from Concept Laser: Auburn University; Boston University; Iowa State University; North Carolina State University; Ohio State University; University of Cincinnati; University of New South Wales; and the United States Naval Academy.

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