3D Systems Powers 21st Century Learning in Baltimore’s Catholic Schools

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, June 25, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its Cube® 3D printers will be placed in every Archdiocesan Catholic elementary and high school in Baltimore, as part of the Archdiocese’s initiative to provide its students with the tools and skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. Through this groundbreaking district-level partnership, students and educators at each of the Archdiocese’s 49 schools will now have access to cutting-edge 3D design and fabrications tools, as well as integrated 3D printing curricula, created by STEAMtrax.

“3D printing technologies are the foundation for many of the careers of tomorrow, ranging from engineering to fashion to medicine,” said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and Chief Product Officer, 3DS. “We are proud that our educational ecosystem is helping foster a digital literacy that lets students think, create and communicate in 3D—in Baltimore and beyond.”

“This announcement solidifies our desire that our schools make every tool available to students as we prepare them for the jobs that await them in this 21st century,” said Archbishop William E. Lori.

3DS also announced that it will now feature STEAMtrax curricula as an integrated part of its education kits, which include printers, software, materials and design tools at discounted prices. STEAMtrax’s curricula integrate engineering and 3D printing technologies with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies and art. Leveraging the power of 3DS’ printers and scanners, students are engaged in relevant learning scenarios that encourage the essential skills of problem solving, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.

“Combining the power and effectiveness of STEAMtrax’s curricula with our educational 3D tools and products, we are able to bring the magic of 3D printing to the classroom, empowering a growing number of educators, administrators and most importantly students,” continued Kulkarni.

3DS will showcase its education solutions, including STEAMtrax curricula, at two upcoming education shows:

International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE), June 28 – July 1, 2015, Philadelphia, PA, booth 337 – featuring demonstrations of both the Cube and CubePro® 3D printers, TouchTM 3D stylus and SenseTM 3D scanner, along with components of STEAMtrax curricula.

Digital Education Show UK 2015, June 30 – July 1, London, UK, booth 19 – featuring the Cube and CubePro, Touch, Sense, Cubify® software and curricula tools.

Learn more about 3DS’ commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com and discover how the company is bringing digital literacy to the next generation at www.3dsystems.com/education.