CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - January 12, 2016) - Digital manufacturing leader Inventables announced today that it is making it possible for 50 schools in the United States to have access to the newest digital manufacturing technology, 3D Carving, in response to President Obama's call to create a "Nation of Makers."
By the end of the decade, Inventables' goal is to have a 3D carver in every school in the United States.
Last summer, the White House celebrated the National Week of Making June 12-18. To kick off the Week, the White House hosted an event which included updates on the President's call to action to create a "Nation of Makers." During that meeting, Inventables CEO, Zach Kaplan, stood up and committed to donate a 3D carving machine to a school in every state in the union. 3D carving is a powerful technology capable of creating precision parts and designs from materials like wood, plastic and metal.
"We believe that to ignite the digital manufacturing revolution, we need to provide free access to these important 3D carving tools to as many schools as possible. By the end of the decade, we want every school in the United States to have a 3D Carving machine," said Kaplan.
Inventables hopes that access to a free machine and free software will help educate future generations and reboot American manufacturing education, and allow people to start their own independent manufacturing businesses in the United States. The machines work with Inventables' free software Easel to allow anyone to go from idea to making in five minutes without any specialized knowledge or training.
"Our goal is to keep the digital manufacturing revolution going by giving tomorrow's thinkers the tools they need to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs," adds Kaplan. "We are giving individuals the power to launch their own business like the guys at Studio Neat who recently constructed an Apple TV remote holder. This also means we are creating alternatives to offshoring what America builds, which will create more jobs here in the U.S."
List of winners: (contact information for each space is available upon request)*
|Alabama||James Clemens High School|
|Alaska||Dimond High School|
|Arizona||Zaharis Elementary School|
|Arkansas||Washington Middle School|
|California||Templeton High School|
|Florida||Imagine South Lake Charter|
|Georgia||Woodstock Middle School|
|Idaho||Lewiston High School|
|Illinois||Pulaski International School of Chicago|
|Iowa||Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District|
|Kansas||Wellington High School|
|Kentucky||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Louisiana||Scotlandville Magnet High School|
|Maine||Kents Hill School|
|Maryland||North County High School|
|Michigan||Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit|
|Minnesota||Princeton Public Schools|
|Mississippi||Madison Career and Technical Center|
|Missouri||Kirksville Area Technical Center|
|Montana||Stillwater Christian School|
|Nebraska||Heritage Lake Academy|
|Nevada||Discovery Charter School Las Vegas|
|New Hampshire||Central High School|
|New Jersey||The College of New Jersey|
|New Mexico||Mountain View Middle School|
|New York||United Nations International School|
|North Carolina||Rockingham Middle School|
|North Dakota||North Star School|
|Ohio||Hilliard Weaver Middle School|
|Oklahoma||Tri County Technology Center|
|Oregon||Taft High School 7-12|
|Pennsylvania||Preston Area School|
|Rhode Island||St. Michael's Country Day School|
|South Carolina||Sugar Creek Elementary|
|South Dakota||Vermillion High School|
|Tennessee||Harriman High School|
|Texas||Klein Independent School District|
|Utah||M Lynn Bennion Elementary School|
|Virginia||Loudoun Academy of Science|
|Washington||Tacoma Science and Math Institute (SAMi)|
|West Virginia||Wheeling Country Day School|
|Wyoming||Little Snake River Valley Schools|
*Delaware is still pending an entry for submission.
Inventables' is igniting the digital manufacturing revolution with its 3D carving ecosystem. Their Easel software is available as a free web application. Carvey and X-Carve 3D carvers work seamlessly with Easel to power independent manufacturing.
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