3D Systems Introduces MAKE.DIGITAL Program for K-12 Education
May 1, 2014

3D Systems Introduces MAKE.DIGITAL Program for K-12 Education

ROCK HILL, SC – 3D Systems is making 3D printing fast, easy and impactful for K-12 educators through a series of 3D digital literacy initiatives.

These include a new education web page on 3DS' Cubify.com, with special discounted bundles for schools and education programs, tested curriculum and training resources for a range of STEAM subjects and age groups, and partnerships with nationally recognized programs and scholarships. Aptly named MAKE.DIGITAL, this long-term initiative will provide students with 21st century tools and 3D technology to hone innovation and creativity skills, learn real-world problem solving through project-based learning, and ultimately compete in the global economy.

MAKE.DIGITAL, 3DS' online education hub, contains product bundles and curriculum resources. It offers discounts up to 15% on the company's classroom technologies, including its Cube series of desktop 3D printers, cartridges and easy-to-learn Cubify design software suite. All technology is available in bundles or single purchases. The entry-level Cube 3D printer is certified kid-safe and ideal for students as young as eight years old. The comprehensive education ecosystem also offers customization apps, video tutorials and how-tos, in addition to a wide range of curriculum resources.

3DS is partnering with FIRST Robotices, Einstein Fellows, IDEA Co. and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

The company is working with Einstein Fellows on a series of offerings including national education reps providing training on 3DS' technology and co-developed curriculum modules for use in the K-12 classroom. The curricula developed will be the first ever classroom-ready Digital Engineering lesson plans, in line with US Next Generation Science Standards. Accompanying the curricula will be online and in-person trainings and tutorials for 3DS' Cubify design software suite and related Sense 3D scanner tools.

In addition, 3DS partnered with FIRST Robotics for the 2014 competition season and provided over 400 3D printers to teams across America.

3DS invites teachers, educators, non-profits and organizations passionate about youth education to join the MAKE.DIGITAL initiative. Education inquiries can be made directly to makinggood@3dsystems.com .