-- Archdiocese of Baltimore to outfit elementary and high schools with Cube 3D printers and curriculum tools
-- Provides students with digital literacy needed for 21st century careers
-- 3DS includes STEAMtrax 3D printing curricula as integral part of its education kits
ROCK HILL, S.C., June 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its Cube® 3D printers will be placed in every Archdiocesan Catholic elementary and high school in Baltimore, as part of the Archdiocese's initiative to provide its students with the tools and skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. Through this groundbreaking district-level partnership, students and educators at each of the Archdiocese's 49 schools will now have access to cutting-edge 3D design and fabrications tools, as well as integrated 3D printing curricula, created by STEAMtrax.
See a video showcasing how the Archdiocesan schools are using 3DS technology as part of their Technology Initiative to promote 21st century skills and knowledge.
"3D printing technologies are the foundation for many of the careers of tomorrow, ranging from engineering to fashion to medicine," said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and Chief Product Officer, 3DS. "We are proud that our educational ecosystem is helping foster a digital literacy that lets students think, create and communicate in 3D—in Baltimore and beyond."
"This announcement solidifies our desire that our schools make every tool available to students as we prepare them for the jobs that await them in this 21st century," said Archbishop William E. Lori.
3DS also announced that it will now feature STEAMtrax curricula as an integrated part of its education kits, which include printers, software, materials and design tools at discounted prices. STEAMtrax's curricula integrate engineering and 3D printing technologies with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies and art. Leveraging the power of 3DS' printers and scanners, students are engaged in relevant learning scenarios that encourage the essential skills of problem solving, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
"Combining the power and effectiveness of STEAMtrax's curricula with our educational 3D tools and products, we are able to bring the magic of 3D printing to the classroom, empowering a growing number of educators, administrators and most importantly students," continued Kulkarni.
3DS will showcase its education solutions, including STEAMtrax curricula, at two upcoming education shows:
International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE), June 28 – July 1, 2015, Philadelphia, PA, booth 337 – featuring demonstrations of both the Cube and CubePro® 3D printers, TouchTM 3D stylus and SenseTM 3D scanner, along with components of STEAMtrax curricula.
Digital Education Show UK 2015, June 30 – July 1, London, UK, booth 19 – featuring the Cube and CubePro, Touch, Sense, Cubify® software and curricula tools.
Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com and discover how the company is bringing digital literacy to the next generation at www.3dsystems.com/education.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
- 3DS invented the ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
- 3DS pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSSTM) and virtual surgical planning (VSP®), and its leading 3D healthcare products and services help doctors achieve better patient outcomes.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry's benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.
Source:3D Systems Corporation