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With TEC being an authorized academic representative for 3DS Systems, we were excited to see this press release from 3D Systems regarding their recent announcement to be at IMTS.  This demonstrates their commitment to the educational community and initiative to provide a total solution for 3D printing and digital literacy.  Here’s a snippit:

3D Systems To Showcase 3D Printing for Digital Literacy in Education at IMTS Student Summit 2014

  • Students to Experience Hands-on Sessions of the New Cube® and CubeProTM 3D Printers, SenseTMScanning, Touch-based Design and More at 3DS’ Booth
  • Teachers and Educators to Experience 3DS’ M.Lab21 Advanced Manufacturing Labs for High Schools in Action
  • 3DS’ Debuts Make.Digital Educational Platform
Release Date:
Monday, September 8, 2014 – 08:30

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, September 8, 2014 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be showcasing its latest 3D printing kits and curricula for students, teachers and schools from its MAKE.DIGITAL platform at the Smartforce Student Summit being held at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, September 8-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (Booth C-840).

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS introduces educators, students and parents to exciting new innovations in manufacturing technology. The Student Summit allows young people to interact with today’s manufacturing industry, helping them translate their STEM education into real-world results with high-tech and high-value careers.

At 3DS’ Student Summit booth, teachers and educators will be able to experience a demo of the recently launched M.Lab21, a 21st Century Manufacturing Lab that uses 3D design and printing technology to revolutionize high school industrial arts, career and technical education. Formed in partnership with SME and America Makes, M.Lab21 provides advanced hardware, software and training programs that, together, foster a new digital literacy.

3DS’ booth will also include interactive design, scan and 3D printing demos for students to participate in, including live scanning with the SenseTM 3D scanner, digital sculpting with the TouchTM haptic stylus and witness prints being brought to life on the new Cube® and CubeProTM 3D printers.

“Digital literacy through hands on, project-based learning using 3D printing technology is a key to instilling tomorrow’s skills today,” said Leanne Gluck, Director of Social Impact for 3DS. “Our long-term MAKE.DIGITAL initiative is delivering a full ecosystem of integrated tools, software and curriculum that empower students and education providers at every level.”…

You can read the entire press release on 3D Systems’ website, www.3DSystems.com.