Ultimaker Joins General Electric’s Additive Education Program
Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, today announced that it is pleased to be included as a sponsor and a supplier to the GE Additive Education Program (AEP).
As part of the AEP, GE will invest $2 million over two years to subsidize desktop polymer printers for use on the Polar Cloud by primary and second schools, districts, and systems around the world. Priority will be given to institutions serving ages 8-18 with a strong commitment to Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) education. Packages include Polar Cloud-enabled polymer printers, professional training, educational modules, and specific activities for primary and secondary schools around the world. Applications for schools to participate can be found at www.geaep.polar3d.com.
Ultimaker shares GE’s passion and goal to develop future talent in additive manufacturing, and has Polar Cloud-enabled its machines to support the expansion of the AEP.
We are thrilled to have been asked and excited to participate in helping GE provide schools around the world with access to 3D printers.
Ultimaker has already made an impact in educational environments around the world, from K-12 to higher education. In 2016, Ultimaker launched its Pioneer Program, which brings together educators to share content, curriculum, lessons, projects and best practices, and now has more than 100 global members. In addition, Ultimaker is a founding sponsor of Construct3D, an education conference specifically tailored to desktop 3D printing. This year’s conference will be held at Georgia Tech on October 5-7th.
As we enter year two of the AEP, we have seen the benefits of enabling schools with additive technologies. Students are learning at a young age to use digital tools to help boost creativity and productivity, and to prepare themselves for the quickly-changing workplace. Ultimaker has a proven track record of making 3D printing affordable and accessible across broad bands of education and professional settings, and we’re proud to have them join the effort.
For more information on the GE Additive Education Program, visit www.ge.com/additive.
Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.