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3D printer firm in schools drive

The future: Pupils try out an Ultimaker 3D printer

The future: Pupils try out an Ultimaker 3D printer

Schools across Great Britain will have the opportunity to get ahead of the grade in the revolutionary new technology of 3D printing.

Lancashire-based Ultimaker is launching a national campaign called the CREATE Education Project, with schools eager to provide students the best current learning opportunities 3D printing has to offer.

Ultimaker, which has a Chorley distribution centre, says it has received fantastic feedback from teachers and pupils, who have been blown away by how easy the Ultimaker technology is to use and the opportunities it presents.

Ultimaker’s open source technology and the collaborative 
approach on offer means every student can engage in the learning and 
development process. Marie McDonagh, curriculum leader at Cleethorpes Academy, said: “We ordered five Ultimaker 2 printers after an impressive workshop run by the Ultimaker team, where students were able to produce their own 3D designs in under two 
hours.

“We have incorporated 3D printing into both Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculums to give students experience of this exciting new technology. The Ultimaker 2 printers represent good value and the support and advice from Ultimaker has been excellent.”

Ultimaker will provide a free no obligation loan of an original Ultimaker to schools. It is seeking 50 selective institutions across the country to be appointed as 3D Hubs to share 3Dd printing with everyone.

 

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