Polar 3D Proud Supporter of the GE Additive Education Program


The Polar 3D 2.0 Printer creating a 3D printed facsimile of a turbine engine part.

The Polar 3D 2.0 Printer creating a 3D printed facsimile of a turbine engine part.

CINCINNATI, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Polar 3D is pleased to announce its support of the GE Additive Education Program for primary and secondary schools under which GE Additive will invest $2 million over two years to subsidize Polar 3D classroom packages.  Enabling educational institutions to provide access to 3D printers will help accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing worldwide, a goal GE and Polar share.  Applications for the Program are now being accepted.  Interested schools may complete the application form here.

"We selected Polar because of their commitment to education, strength of curriculum that integrates 3D printing in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math and the open Polar Cloud platform," said Greg Morris, Strategy & Growth Leader of GE Additive.  "We are excited to watch the ecosystem grow and develop pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing."

"We are thrilled to participate in the Program and appreciate the opportunity," said Greg LaLonde CEO of Polar 3D.  "With GE's leadership and the power of our educational institutions, we believe student access to 3D printing and inquiry-driven project-based learning will reach an inflection point where network effects kick in and the growth of additive experimentation by our students will follow an exponential, rather than linear, trajectory.  Now is the time to inform and empower these students for an additive world."

Here is the timeline for the 2017 application and selection process:

Primary and secondary schools (ages 8-18)

  • February 28, 2017 - Introductory applications due 
  • March 15, 2017 - Down-selected schools notified 
  • April 7, 2017 - Detailed applications due 
  • April 28, 2017 - Final selections notified

For more information on the GE Additive Education Program please see GE Additive FAQ page here or visit www.geadditive.com

For more information on Polar 3D, please visit www.polar3d.com.  

About Polar 3D

Polar 3D is a technology company delivering software, products and content to educate, train and enable a world for additive manufacturing through the Polar Cloud.  Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, the Company's Polar Cloud makes 3D printing universally accessible by giving anyone with a browser the ability to create and transform digital models into physical objects.  The Company's patented "polar method" of 3D printing sets its printer apart from the field but the Polar Cloud is open and welcomes all 3D printers.  It's about educating and enabling a future for additive manufacturing by building the Polar Cloud into the largest 3D printing ecosystem in the world.  To that end, the Company and its partners are committed to publishing content on the Polar Cloud to enrich the member experience, including curriculum to drive the advance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  For more information, please go to polar3d.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE:  GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.geadditive.com

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