LAS VEGAS and PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, New Matter (www.newmatter.com), a leader in consumer 3D printing, proudly announces its Educate and Inspire Grant. New Matter will donate more than $200,000 in 3D printers and supplies to teachers and administrators who are eager to bring the excitement of 3D printing to their classrooms.
"Our 3D printing ecosystem gives educators a unique opportunity to integrate science, technology, art and engineering in the classroom," says Steve Schell, CEO and co-founder of New Matter. "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."
The MOD-t was created with educators in mind, and is ideal for classroom use. One of the quietest desktop 3D printers available, the MOD-t can easily live in a classroom or library without causing disruption. Furthermore, the MOD-t automatically calibrates, so teachers can focus their attention to instruction, rather than configuring settings.
"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," continues Schell. "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."
New Matter will award 100 3D printing grants in the first quarter of 2016. The application process is open to schools and school districts across the U.S. Each grant will include three MOD-t 3D printers, 15 spools of filament, and 15 additional build plate surfaces. Schools, teachers and administrators can apply for the Educate and Inspire Grant by visiting: http://newmatter.com/education. The application deadline is Friday, February 5, 2016.
This week, New Matter also announced the general availability of its plug-and-play 3D printing system designed for consumers following the successful Indiegogo campaign fulfillment of over 2,000 3D printing systems. Together, the MOD-t 3D printer and the New Matter Store, an integrated online marketplace, are designed to simplify 3D printing and make it accessible to everyone.
About New Matter
New Matter (www.newmatter.com) was founded in 2014 with a mission to bring 3D printing to every home, school, and office. Led by its flagship products, the MOD-t 3D printer and the New Matter Store, New Matter is revolutionizing the consumer 3D printing market by providing the only affordable, fully integrated, end-to-end consumer 3D printing experience. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms and is an operating company of Idealab, a creator and operator of technology companies that has started more than 125 companies since 1996. Stay connected with New Matter through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.
New Matter® and MOD-t™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of New Matter, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2016 New Matter, Inc. All rights reserved.
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