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Local schools are among more than 400 schools that will receive a 3D printer as part of the GE Additive Education Program, reaching more than 180,000 students. 

GE will send a desktop polymer printer package to about 400 primary and secondary schools and a metal printing machine to eight colleges or universities.

The printer package for primary and secondary schools includes two Polar Cloud-enabled polymer printers — one Polar 3D printer and one XYZprinting printer, according to a news release.  

The package also includes Polar 3D’s STEAMtrax curriculum with a two-year license, six rolls of filament for each printer and one of the STEAMtrax module kits, “Tinkering with Turbines.” 

Local schools selected include Brookfield Academy (Brookfield), Longfellow Middle School (Wauwatosa), New Berlin Middle & High School (New Berlin), Our Redeemer Lutheran School (Wauwatosa), Prairie View Elementary (North Prairie), South Milwaukee High School (South Milwaukee).

The release said GE will deliver the printers to selected schools later this year and plans to provide machines to more schools each year over the next four years. The next application window will open during the first quarter of 2018 and will be announced on www.geadditive.com.

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