ArtSystems’ STEM Ambassadors bring 3D Printing to students at the Digital Skills Show

Press Release: May, 2018

MakerBot promotes the power of desktop 3D printing at ICT for Education.

Nottingham May 2018: MakerBot and leading specialist distributor ArtSystems will be promoting the power of desktop 3D printing to education providers at the eagerly anticipated ICT for Education series of conferences.

The conferences, applauded by audiences as enjoyable events which help teachers and schools keep abreast of the latest technological advances, will be held across the country from May to November 2018, with events in Norwich, Brighton, Newcastle, Manchester and Nottingham, the next being on the 18th May in Norwich

Each event will see the MakerBot Starter Lab in action. Starter Lab is a unique solution involving multiple 3D printers – managed through a central resource – which makes it ideal for educational sites, enabling staff to manage a professional suite of MakerBot 3D printers.  

Ted Freer, ArtSystems’ Divisional Manager Design and a STEM Ambassador since 2017, will be presenting at the events. He explains why MakerBot and Artsystems value the conferences: “We are dedicated to the STEM initiative, an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM.

“In addition to subject-specific learning, STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills. In line with that concept the ICT for Education conferences create the perfect environment in which educators working at the coal face can receive expert tailored advice towards finding the perfect technological solution for their students’ needs.”

He continued: “We want to provide as many education professionals as possible with the opportunity to see MakerBot in action while offering them the freedom to ask questions in a non-pressurised environment. The ICT for Education conferences are ideal for this; we can share prime time with delegates that would not be possible during larger, more intense events.”

About ArtSystems

Established in 1986 and now part of Westcoast Holdings group, ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, has seen significant growth in the past six years. Today, ArtSystems has a turnover in excess of £30 million, employs over 60 people and is one of the largest value added distributors in the UK. The company serves the design, graphics, signage and display markets with imaging and printing hardware plus material and consumable solutions from market-leading manufacturers such as Canon, Colortrac, HP, MakerBot, Onyx, Stratasys, Summa and Neschen.

Press Kit: May, 2018

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