AMS Spring 2023

Shapeways Continues to Offer Benefits to Support 3D Printing in Education

Inkbit

Share this Article

Shapeways does more than just offer lip service dedication to education, they put their money where their mouth is and show it off with great pride. Just yesterday, Lauren, a Designer Evangelist for Shapeways posted the list of benefits available through the Shapeways Education Program. This is no promise of a complimentary key ring should you choose to join, but some solid benefits that will truly help support students’ explorations in 3D printing.

successkidcampusbattle310First on the list is a 10% discount for students and educators to be used when they print their own models. This discount is good across the 40 or so materials available for printing. In addition, university students who go to Shapeways.com/education and register before November 15 get a printing credit of $25 when they print their own designs. Whichever school has the most students sign up will be rewarded with another $75 in credit.

Shapeways will also be offering up to $5,000 in grants per semester in the form of printing credit to students working to make their projects take shape. The grants require that students undergo a review and a grant application process that is also detailed at shapeways.com/education. For students who want to be more involved in the Shapeways community, they are now offering membership in the Shapeways Crew Student Representative Program. Students who participate in this program are promised exclusive offers and even some free stuff.

make-print-loveFinally, the Shapeways community continues to support education by offering a series of high quality 3D printing tutorials that can take you from introduction to opening up your own shop. These tutorials are great for independent learners or as integrated parts of a classroom education.

Shapeways is no newcomer to the education scene and has been offering discounts and programs to support education for years. Any company worth their salt recognizes that supporting students and teachers is not only a benefit to education but also introduces students, the next generation of users, to their technologies and offerings. It’s a win-win situation and one that is increasingly appealing to educators as they work to keep up with advancing technologies in the face of declining funding.

sh

This is especially true for an organization such as Shapeways that relies heavily upon a broad community of constituents ranging from advanced designers, to students, to members of the general public. In addition to the benefits of discounts and offers through the education program, simply being more connected with the world of activity at Shapeways can open up possibilities as they regularly offer contests and competitions as well as articles that can inspire and inform.

Let us know if you are a student taking advantage of the Shapeways Education Program.  Discuss in the Shapeways & Education forum thread on 3DPB.com

Share this Article


Recent News

Startup to 3D Print Data Centers Using $7M in Funding

All-Female Vehicle Builds and International Trade Anchor Women in 3D Printing Conference in Dreams and Reality



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: January 22, 2023

For this weekend’s roundup, the TIPE 3D Printing Conference kicks things off with its third iteration on Tuesday, and ASTM International will hold an AM construction workshop. There will also...

Featured

Learn About 3D Printing at Wi3DP’s Third TIPE Conference

After a year in which many businesses learned to navigate new challenges and risks, 2022 taught many in the 3D printing industry how to better prepare for the future. With...

Sponsored

Digitalization and Additive Manufacturing: Leveraging the Real and Digital Worlds

Additive Manufacturing, or industrial 3D printing, has evolved from prototyping with basic materials and equipment to producing low tolerance components with limited use to additive manufacturing as we know it...

AMS to Bring Unique Networking to 3D Printing Community in NYC

Thanks to the contributions of our sponsors and participants, Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) 2023 will feature some truly fun and novel networking activities in New York, February 7 – 9,...