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Book 2 Classes with Level Up Village & Receive a Polar 3D Printer for Your School

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Book 2 Classes with Level Up Village & Receive a Polar 3D Printer for Your School

Level Up Village (LUV), a provider of pioneering global STEAM (STEM + arts) enrichment announced it will give a Polar 3D printer to schools that enroll in two or more Level Up Village courses* by May 15, 2016. Designed to develop 21st Century skills, Level Up Village courses engage students in one-to-one collaboration with partner students in the developing world via video message exchange.

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"By partnering with Level Up Village, schools can add a 3D printer to their school Maker Space while taking a big step forward in making the 21st Century global classroom a reality," said Amy McCooe, Co-Founder, Level Up Village. "We make it easy for schools to deliver impactful global programs to their students by providing complete curricula, teacher training and experienced management of the global collaboration process."

The offer is valid for schools that sign up for two or more Level Up Village courses (with the exception of Global Inventors) and enroll at least ten students in each course. Interested educators can request more information about Level Up Village or book a call with a team member at http://signup.levelupvillage.com/.

* Please note: To participate in this offer, schools can book any two Level Up Village after-school courses other than Global Inventors. (Schools that sign up for Global Inventors already receive a 3D printer as part of the Global Inventors package.) For more on the impact of Global Inventors, see this article in One.org

Now in more than 100 U.S. schools, Level Up Village empowers students to make a difference through one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems together with Global Partner students in more than 20 countries. Level Up Village is a social impact company: U.S. school partners directly sponsor STEAM education in developing countries through LUV's "Take a Class, Give a Class" model. A portion of the tuition is used to deliver the same class to students at one of LUV's Global Partner organizations.

About Level Up Village

Level Up Village (LUV) delivers pioneering Global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between K-9 students in the U.S. and partner students in developing countries. Launched in 2012, LUV runs courses during school, after-school and in the summer at more than 100 U.S. schools in 15 states, with 30+ Global Partner organizations in more than 20 countries. More information is available at levelupvillage.com.

About Polar 3D

Polar 3D is a 3D printing technology and manufacturing company that provides collaborative Cloud-based software solutions for 3D printing in the education market and a portfolio of patents including the Polar 3D desktop. The Polar 3D printer is differentiated by its use of a polarcoordinate system as opposed to Cartesian. More information on the company is available at www.polar3d.com

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Polar 3D Acquires STEAMtrax from 3D Systems

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Polar 3D Acquires STEAMtrax from 3D Systems

olar 3D (Polar3d.com) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of STEAMtrax from 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD). Financial terms were not disclosed. STEAMtrax is an innovative STEAM-based curriculum that integrates engineering, CAD modeling and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in areas of science, math, language arts, social studies, and art. STEAMtrax curriculum is currently available for students in grades K-8, with high school curriculum to launch by August 2016.

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Polar 3D Introduces the First 3D Printer Designed for Education

Polar 3D Introduces the First 3D Printer Designed for Education

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1 "Affordable, Easy-to-Use Printer To Inspire Student Innovation"

Cincinnati – January 6, 2015 – Polar 3D premiered at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and is launching its polar coordinate-based 3D printer and the Polar Cloud – an online social platform that encourages collaboration and sharing in the 3D printing community.

The Polar 3D Printer is the first personal 3D printer based on polar coordinates. Designed for classrooms, clubs, and the home, the Polar 3D Printer boasts a 50 micron layer resolution, a built-in HD camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a round, rotatable, and slidable build platform. At 8x12.5x14 inches, the Polar 3D Printer has a small desktop footprint, but features a build volume of 300 cubic inches (8” diameter by 6” height). The Polar 3D printer retails for $799 and is discounted 25% to $599 for schools, educators, and students, thanks to generous underwriting from corporate sponsors.

“Polar 3D is not just selling a printer, but also offering an online community for students and schools” said Greg LaLonde, CEO of Polar 3D. The Polar Cloud allows students, educators, and home users to create clubs, share object files, and collaborate on projects. The Polar Cloud also helps educational institutions manage their 3D printers with a Master Print Queue and detailed information about each print submitted.

LaLonde announced several other exciting initiatives backed by Polar 3D, including design and innovation challenges sponsored by Polar 3D and their corporate partners and a brand ambassador program that rewards students and educators for expanding 3D printing in their communities. Polar 3D’s goal is not just to sell printers, but also to build a community of inspiring minds. The community will purchase and use the Polar 3D Printer, but will also use the Cloud, participate in Challenges, and grow the 3D printing movement.

Check out this CES wrap up video below and see the action at the Polar 3D booth.

About Polar 3D

Founded in 2013, Polar 3D is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Polar 3D’s Mission is to introduce and expand 3D printing in education to inspire students to think like entrepreneurs. Polar 3D is also dedicated to giving back to their community, and is a proud sponsor of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati. “We’re very privileged to have a relationship with The Boys & Girls Club,” explains LaLonde, “and want to see our Polar 3D Printers in those Clubs throughout the country.

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