From The Journal.
By Leila Meyer
The school district received the 3D printer from SME, a non-profit organization serving practitioners, companies, educators, governments and communities across the manufacturing spectrum. The award was in recognition of Oakland Schools' participation in SME manufacturing and career awareness activities, including Manufacturing Day, an event to create awareness of the shortage of skilled labor and other concerns and challenges facing the manufacturing industry.
The Career Focused Education team at Oakland Schools plans to integrate the Afinia H800 3D printer into its manufacturing-related curricula, according to a news release from SME. "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, chief executive officer of SME, in a prepared statement. "Having an Afinia H800 in their own facility is a great hands-on way to explore and learn about advanced manufacturing.
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