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Inventables

January 12, 2016 09:00 ET

Inventables Announces Winners of Contest to Place a 3D Carving Machine in a School in Every State in the US

Initiative Helps Tomorrow's Leaders, Creates Avenue for Independent Manufacturers

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - January 12, 2016) - Digital manufacturing leader Inventables announced today that it is making it possible for 50 schools in the United States to have access to the newest digital manufacturing technology, 3D Carving, in response to President Obama's call to create a "Nation of Makers."

By the end of the decade, Inventables' goal is to have a 3D carver in every school in the United States. 

Last summer, the White House celebrated the National Week of Making June 12-18. To kick off the Week, the White House hosted an event which included updates on the President's call to action to create a "Nation of Makers." During that meeting, Inventables CEO, Zach Kaplan, stood up and committed to donate a 3D carving machine to a school in every state in the union. 3D carving is a powerful technology capable of creating precision parts and designs from materials like wood, plastic and metal.

"We believe that to ignite the digital manufacturing revolution, we need to provide free access to these important 3D carving tools to as many schools as possible. By the end of the decade, we want every school in the United States to have a 3D Carving machine," said Kaplan.

Inventables hopes that access to a free machine and free software will help educate future generations and reboot American manufacturing education, and allow people to start their own independent manufacturing businesses in the United States. The machines work with Inventables' free software Easel to allow anyone to go from idea to making in five minutes without any specialized knowledge or training.

"Our goal is to keep the digital manufacturing revolution going by giving tomorrow's thinkers the tools they need to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs," adds Kaplan. "We are giving individuals the power to launch their own business like the guys at Studio Neat who recently constructed an Apple TV remote holder. This also means we are creating alternatives to offshoring what America builds, which will create more jobs here in the U.S."

List of winners: (contact information for each space is available upon request)*

Alabama   James Clemens High School
Alaska   Dimond High School
Arizona   Zaharis Elementary School
Arkansas   Washington Middle School
California   Templeton High School
Colorado   Career Center
Connecticut   Salisbury School
Florida   Imagine South Lake Charter
Georgia   Woodstock Middle School
Hawaii   Kailua Elementary
Idaho   Lewiston High School
Illinois   Pulaski International School of Chicago
Indiana   Purdue University
Iowa   Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District
Kansas   Wellington High School
Kentucky   Eastern Kentucky University
Louisiana   Scotlandville Magnet High School
Maine   Kents Hill School
Maryland   North County High School
Massachusetts   Sparhawk School
Michigan   Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit
Minnesota   Princeton Public Schools
Mississippi   Madison Career and Technical Center
Missouri   Kirksville Area Technical Center
Montana   Stillwater Christian School
Nebraska   Heritage Lake Academy
Nevada   Discovery Charter School Las Vegas
New Hampshire   Central High School
New Jersey   The College of New Jersey
New Mexico   Mountain View Middle School
New York   United Nations International School
North Carolina   Rockingham Middle School
North Dakota   North Star School
Ohio   Hilliard Weaver Middle School
Oklahoma   Tri County Technology Center
Oregon   Taft High School 7-12
Pennsylvania   Preston Area School
Rhode Island   St. Michael's Country Day School
South Carolina   Sugar Creek Elementary
South Dakota   Vermillion High School
Tennessee   Harriman High School
Texas   Klein Independent School District
Utah   M Lynn Bennion Elementary School
Vermont   Lyndon Institute
Virginia   Loudoun Academy of Science
Washington   Tacoma Science and Math Institute (SAMi)
West Virginia   Wheeling Country Day School
Wisconsin   BadgerBOTS
Wyoming   Little Snake River Valley Schools

*Delaware is still pending an entry for submission.

About Inventables

Inventables' is igniting the digital manufacturing revolution with its 3D carving ecosystem. Their Easel software is available as a free web application. Carvey and X-­Carve 3D carvers work seamlessly with Easel to power independent manufacturing.

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