Southern Door Receives 3D Printers From Federal Program

Southern Door School is one of 16 schools in Wisconsin and more than 400 in the country that will receive 3D printers as a part of the GE Additive Education Program. Committed to developing pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing around the world, GE will send a desktop polymer printer package to about 400 primary and secondary schools and a metal printing machine to eight colleges or universities. A printer package for primary and secondary schools includes two Polar Cloud-enabled polymer printers – one Polar 3D printer and one XYZ printing printer, according to a news release. The release said GE will deliver the printers to selected schools later this year and plans to provide machines to more schools each year in the next four years. The next application window will open during the first quarter of 2018 and will be announced on GE received more than 500 applications from primary and secondary schools around the world. A handpicked team of GE specialists evaluated each school and made the final selections.

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