Part of 3D Systems’ contribution to its larger community includes equipping students with 21st century design and manufacturing tools and encouraging project-based learning that can be applied to real-world problems. The MAKE.DIGITAL Initiative represents part of this ongoing effort towards growing a new digital literacy. To further highlight the initiative, 3DS is excited to be part of the Smartforce Student Summit being held at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 (IMTS), September 8-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (Booth C-840).

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS introduces educators, students and parents to exciting new innovations in manufacturing technology. The Student Summit allows young people to interact with today’s manufacturing industry, helping them translate their STEM education into real-world solutions with high-tech and high-value careers.

3DS will have a booth at the Student Summit showcasing part of its MAKE.DIGITAL platform, M.Lab21. The recently launched 21st Century Manufacturing Lab focuses on modernizing high school industrial arts, career, and technical education through providing hardware, software, and dedicated curriculum related to 3D printing. 3DS’ booth with include a wide range of 3D design and printing tools, such as the Sense 3D scanner, Touch haptic stylus, and new Cube and CubePro 3D printers. The booth will also provide interactive demonstrations for designing, scanning, and 3D printing to engage students.

3DS invites teachers, educators, non-profits and organizations passionate about youth education to join the MAKE.DIGITAL initiative and provide students with tomorrow’s skills today. Education inquiries can be made directly to MakingGood@3dsystems.com.

Learn more about 3DS’ MAKE.DIGITAL initiative to catalyze innovation and technology learning here.