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DOD STARBASE Program Invests in Kids with $1 Million Order for 3D Printers

The Department of Defense STARBASE youth program recently placed a large order – roughly $1 million – with Stratasys for another batch of 3D printers. DOD STARBASE locations nationwide now have more than 100 Dimension and uPrint 3D printers being used as classroom technology. 3D printing or rapid prototyping with FDM technoloogy helps the program raise kids’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers.

The week-long special program engages kids in grades 4 through 6 with hands-on activities. These young kids even learn how to use CAD software and design their own components for things like model rockets, rovers, UAVs, and submarines.

Read the entire STARBASE case study.

What kid wouldn’t love this?

Joe Hiemenz

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