Feb.15, 2013

Up to 300 schoolchildren will have a chance to get their hands on CAD and 3D Printing technologies at this year's TCT Show.

Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG), 3D Systems Corporation (3D Systems) and Black County Atelier (BCA) have announced today an initiative that will see schoolchildren get hands-on experience at the two day 3D printing "TCT Show + Personalize 2013" which will take place September 25/26 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

The 2013 TCT Bright Minds UK programme will see a classroom built in the heart of the exhibition floor where up to 300 schoolchildren will learn CAD and 3D Printing technologies in a workshop setting. Black Country Atelier will run the sessions with the equipment being provided free-of-charge by 3D Systems.

Duncan Wood, Chief Operating Officer at Rapid News Communications Group explains more "We have been running TCT Bright Minds UK for a number of years as part of the TCT show but have always wanted to have a greater impact on a wider range of students. This exciting new partnership for 2013 enables us to do just that. Black Country Atelier are experts in delivering education sessions in this technology area and the huge amount of equipment generously provided free of charge by 3D Systems means we are now able to scale this programme up and have a much bigger impact. We are looking forward to working with BCA and 3D Systems to really inspire the next generation of designers and engineers."

Jing Lu, Partner at BCA expands "3D Printing can be an incredibly intuitive and rewarding way for young people to engage with technology. We have been working with schools across the country to make 3D Printing accessible in the curriculum; preparing students for a new industrial revolution in design and fabrication. We are hugely excited to be part of a programme that will give hundreds of students and teachers experience of this technology."

The programme is designed for students in Secondary School education in the UK. Each session will last approximately two hours. Schools within the UK wishing to participate should contact Jing Lu (jinglu@blackcountryatelier.com) to register their interest and discuss how they can get involved. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

TCT Bright Minds UK will take place on 25-26 September 2013, Hall 3/3a, NEC, Birmingham, UK.






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