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21 st century classroom tools featured include Cube ®, Sense TM, Touch TM
3D printing technology creates new digital literacy for America's students
ROCK HILL, S.C., April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be bringing its 3D PRINTING 2.0 capabilities to the
USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. At this event 3DS will demonstrate how 21
st century tools support and promote digital literacy by showcasing the contributions of 3D printing in K-12 STEAM education and after-school programs. The company invites attendees to experience 3D design, scanning and printing live at the event. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from April 26 – 27, 2014.
3DS will be featuring its latest professional and consumer 3D printing technologies that are specifically optimized for K-12 education and together, create a new level of digital literacy. 3DS offers special discounted bundles and free curriculums and resources to schools and independent educational programs
3DS is also supporting America Makes, providing 3D printers for a hands-on interactive experience in booth #761 in the Engineering Pavilion Hall A, as well as support for the YouthQuest Foundation in booth #1136 in the Engineering Pavilion, Hall A.
Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed from a skiing accident and is now standing tall with the help of a 3D printed hybrid Exoskeleton robotic suit, will deliver a keynote on April 27, 2014, and discuss ways to enhance mobility with Bionic Exoskeleton Technology. Recently 3DS collaborated with Amanda to design and 3D print parts of her robotics suit to mimic her natural anatomy and reflect her personal style for increased physical and emotional comfort and function. See Amanda walk
3DS' education-centric installation in booth #1039 in the Engineering Pavilion, Hall A will showcase its select education and youth partner offerings as well as advanced manufacturing, design and consumer 3D printers, 3D scanners, 3D modeling software and 3D printed products: