GE Additive has concluded the 2018/19 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP) by announcing five universities in Europe and the United States that will each receive a Concept Laser Mlab 200R machine. The direct metal laser melting (DMLM) additive manufacturing systems, worth more than USD 1.25M in total, will be delivered in the Q1 2019.
DMLM machines use lasers to melt layers of fine metal powder and create complex geometries with incredible precision directly from a CAD file.
GE Additive has made a significant financial commitment over five years to invest in educational programs to deliver polymer 3D printers to primary and secondary schools and metal 3D printers to colleges and universities around the world.
The AEP has awarded polymer 3D printers and curriculum to more than 1,000 primary and secondary schools in 50 states and more than 30 countries and metal additive manufacturing systems to 13 colleges and universities worldwide.
More than 400,000 students worldwide will have access to 3D printers thanks to the GE Additive Education Program.