PrintLab is a global 3D printing distributor and curriculum provider, based in the UK. Their mission is to support the growth of 3D printing in schools by providing a complete 3D printing ecosystem, specifically for education. PrintLab’s value comes in their ability to offer much more than a 3D printer because they combine industry-leading products with their own creative resources, curriculum and lifetime support.
PrintLab, a global distributor and curriculum provider and CREATE Education, a UK based 3D printing company with a collaborative platform for education, have today announced a collaboration to support schools across the UK with 3D printing. A key part of the collaboration involves CREATE becoming the UK distributor of PrintLab’s 3D printing products and curriculum, which will be integrated with CREATE’s professional development resources, training, workshops and dedicated local support.
A core vision for both companies is to provide teachers with the necessary tools to teach 3D printing in the classroom. By combining offerings from both companies, UK schools will have access to complete 3D printing solutions, supported locally by CREATE over a lifetime period. The collaboration will include a range of initiatives to support teachers, including:
Offering 3D printing bundles that include hardware, software, materials, curriculum, training resources, professional development resources and lifetime support for as little as £625 (GBP)
Training and curriculum workshops
3D printer loan schemes
Funding advice and resources
3D printing news and classroom content on a weekly basis
Expert phone support
Jason Yeung, Co-Founder of PrintLab says “The mission isn’t just about putting 3D printers in schools – it’s about integrating them into the curriculum and maximising their potential as a tool for learning. This is why we are delighted to be partnering with CREATE, because they continue to develop fantastic resources tied to the UK National Curriculum such as their Primary Curriculum Guide and 3D Printer Funding Guide. By combining these on-going resources with our affordable 3D printing ecosystem, teachers can have access to all the tools required to prepare students for creative careers in design and additive manufacturing”.
Michelle Chatterley of CREATE added “Over the last 2 years The CREATE Education Project has grown to be a respected platform, providing valuable free support to the education community looking to adopt and embrace 3D printing, recognised as Winners of the Tech for Teachers STEM Award and as a BETT 2018 Finalist. Increasingly our community are looking to purchase directly from us as we provide trusted products and our partnership with PrintLab enhances the range of high-quality products and curriculum resources we can offer to our community.”