GE’s kept promise in 400 schools
Under the GE Additive Education Program, GE would invest $ 10 million in 3D printers and printing equipment in schools across the globe.
If the announcement was made last year, it does take effect this year and will continue during the next 5 years. The world’s digital industrial company thus prepares young people for jobs in the additive manufacturing by giving them the appropriate tools to innovate in the field. 180,000 students would benefit from this investment according to the company.
Among the schools that will receive within this first year a Concept Laser MLAB cusing 100R metal printing machine, with a market value of about $250,000 each, one can cite:
University of Boston, Auburn University, North Carolina State University, University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, University of New South Wales , US Naval Academy and Iowa State University.
Primary and secondary schools will later receive a Polar 3D printer and an XYZprinting printer on the one hand, on the other hand, the Polar 3D STEAMtrax program with a two-year license, six filament rolls for each printer and one of the kits Of STEAMtrax modules, “Turbine treatment” will be given to students from different countries. These countries include Canada, China, Germany, India, Spain, the United Kingdom and other states of the United States.
Speaking of this investment, Mohammad Ehteshami, vice president of GE Additive, states : “Additive manufacturing and 3D printing is revolutionizing the way we think about designing and manufacturing products. We want a pipeline of engineering talent that have additive in their DNA. This education program is our way of supporting that goal.”