New Matter to Donate $200,000 Worth of 3D Printers and Supplies to US Schools

Share this Article

press-kit-new-matter-logoCES 2016 events have begun in Las Vegas! The consumer technology symposium, which runs until the end of the week, always attracts a lot of big names, and this year is no exception. Tomorrow marks the official opening of the show floor with its multitudes of exhibitors, which include major corporations as well as small startups. One of those startups is New Matter, who will be exhibiting their flagship printer, the MOD-t, which was officially released to the public last year after a successful Indiegogo campaign. The inexpensive plug and play printer, along with the company’s online marketplace the New Matter Store, have helped to make New Matter remarkably successful for such a young company. Part of their success may be due to the mission they’ve been emphasizing since they started, which is to make 3D printing accessible to everyone.

“We have created a 3D printing experience that everyone can enjoy,” said Steve Schell, New Matter’s CEO and co-founder. “We accomplished our goal of simplifying the 3D printing process by creating an easy-to-use 3D printer and an integrated 3D design marketplace. We feel that the market is poised to take this next big step in integrating 3D printing into everyday life, and New Matter is here to make the experience seamless and user-friendly.”

newmatter
What’s the next step for New Matter? One of the most important parts of increasing 3D printing’s accessibility is increasing its presence in schools, and New Matter is now targeting educational institutions with their new “Educate and Inspire” initiative. Today, the company announced that they will be donating more than $200,000 in 3D printers and supplies to schools through the Educate and Inspire Grant. The deadline for application is February 5, and each of the 100 recipients will receive 3 MOD-t printers, 15 spools of filament, and 15 additional build plates. Application is open to schools across the US.

“Our 3D printing ecosystem gives educators a unique opportunity to integrate science, technology, art and engineering in the classroom,” said Schell. “Many teachers who use 3D printers in their classrooms say they often run into a bottleneck from having too many student projects to print, but not enough printers to print them all. Because of the affordability of the MOD-t, it is now possible for schools to have multiple printers in their classroom to print more student work, faster.”

press-kit-MOD-t_Product_Image_1Meeting the needs of schools and teachers was actually a priority when the MOD-t was designed. Beyond the affordability of the printer, it was also designed as one of the quietest desktop printers on the market, making it ideal for classroom and library settings. It’s also extremely easy to use, which is a big plus for teachers, who often find themselves having to quickly learn the basics of 3D printing themselves before they can teach them to their students.

“Since our launch, we have been eager and excited to launch meaningful education programs and partnerships to give students access to 3D printing at school,” Schell continued. “New Matter’s ecosystem was designed to be simple and efficient. We are working with educators to ensure that the MOD-t is the easiest and most intuitive 3D printer for the classroom.”

For a company that began through Indiegogo less than 2 years ago, the fact that they are already successful enough to launch such a large educational initiative is impressive. New Matter has already won several awards and nominations for the MOD-t, which they will be demonstrating at CES this week. If you’re at the symposium and would like to see the printer for yourself, you can visit New Matter at Booth #72135.  Discuss this donation in the New Matter and Education forum on 3DPB.com.

 

Share this Article


Recent News

Making Injection Molding Cost-Effective: How Many Units Do You Need to Order?

Marine Biologist Modifies Bioprinting for the Creation of Bionic Coral



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing for Nerve Regeneration: Gelatin Methacrylate-Based Nerve Guidance Conduits

Chinese researchers delve deeply into tissue engineering, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘3D printing of gelatin methacrylate-based nerve guidance conduits with multiple channels.’ While there have been...

Aalto University Develops a Novel Bioink for Cardiac Tissue Applications

Finland is one of Europe’s most forested nations. Over 70 percent of the country’s boreal forest is covered with spruce, pine, downy birch, and silver birch. But beyond the splendor...

3D Printing Healthcare Applications for the Elderly

3D printing has many applications in the healthcare industry, as it allows users to fabricate complex, cost-effective, patient-specific devices on-demand. In the same vein, 3D bioprinting is important for applications...

RMMS: The Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing Society Will Target Unmet Needs in 3D Bioprinting

To deal with the challenges in regenerative medicine, in 2018, pioneer bioprinting expert Anthony Atala announced the foundation of an organization dedicated solely to advancing the field through manufacturing. Known...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!