Ultimaker will donate over 20 3D printers through its newly created partnership with America doesone of the leading organizations in the United States for research, discovery, creation and innovation in additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology.
The printers will be used in middle and high schools, alongside community organizations and nonprofits across the country. The companies share the goal of increasing awareness, inspiration and entrepreneurial opportunities for 3D printing technology among young women, diverse groups and communities.
The Ultimaker printers, assembled in Memphis, Tennessee, will enable young women across the United States to expand the potential of innovation with additive manufacturing while learning, experimenting and innovating with 3D printing. Ultimaker printers are already installed in schools and universities around the world, the new partnership will reinforce this commitment.
“With our partnership with America Makes, we aim to add lasting value in our community and foster an environment of fairness that empowers the next generation of engineers to leverage 3D printing and solve global challenges. with additive manufacturing,” said James Butler, vice president. Ultimaker, Americas.
On the America Makes website, potential collaborators can find academic program information, partnership information, and submission forms for possible selection. If eligible, organizations will receive a set of Ultimaker printers and be supported with a bespoke set of software and information.
Josh Cramer, Director of Education and Workforce Development at America Makes, said, “We are thrilled that Ultimaker has provided their 3D printing technology, a critical resource we need to grow the representation of women and diverse populations in technical fields and engineering, especially the additive. manufacturing.”
Cramer also went on to say, “We believe the growing diversity of young people pursuing this type of career will not only benefit the additive industry, but manufacturing as a whole.”
This continues Ultimaker’s history of providing educational organizations with 3D printing programs, introducing students to technology to provide them with new opportunities.
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