SME Recognizes Oakland Schools Technical Campus; Awards 3D Printer

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DEARBORN, Mich., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SME announced today that Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast in Pontiac, Michigan, received an Afinia H800 3D printer in recognition of their participation in SME manufacturing and career awareness activities including Manufacturing Day. SME's student outreach programs are part of its commitment to serving the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce.

American manufacturing is currently experiencing a growing skills gap – an inability to fill positions with technologically experienced and qualified workers. SME works with schools and industry across the nation to make new technologies like 3Dprinting, advanced robotics and other technologies accessible and interesting to students, parents, teachers and institutions.

"The opportunity for students to experience advanced manufacturing technologies like 3D printing is a great way to generate interest in manufacturing and manufacturing careers," said Jeff Krause, SME chief executive officer. "Having an Afinia H800 in their own facility is a great hands-on way to explore and learn about advanced manufacturing. We're so pleased to offer that advantage to Oakland Schools."

The Afinia H800 received the Innovation Award from SME at the 2015 RAPID Conference in Long Beach, CA.

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