Afinia 3D and Makers Empire partner to serve North American schools

Afinia 3D and Australian 3D printing software company Makers Empire have announced a new partnership that will see Makers Empire products sold to the North American education market.

With the Afinia 3D printer range in question following the recent court ruling, Afinia 3D will now provide North American elementary and middle schools with Makers Empire’s 3D design and printing Learning Program through its Education Resellers network. The Makers Empire 3D design and printing Learning Program is comprised of easy-to-use 3D design software, curriculum-aligned lesson plans, a teacher’s portal and online resources.

John Westrum, Afinia 3D’s Vice President and Education Market Lead said: “We have a coast-to-coast presence in the US and Canadian educational markets and the Makers Empire 3D design and printing Learning Program is an excellent addition to our solutions portfolio. Educators have been asking us for easy-to-use 3D design software integrated with a curriculum. I believe we have now have a formidable offering.”

Makers Empire’s CEO Jon Soong said, “Makers Empire’s 3D design and printing Learning Program was designed specifically for elementary and middle schools and tested extensively by classroom teachers and students. With so many demands placed on schools and teachers today, Makers Empire aims to make it as easy as possible to get started with 3D printing in the classroom. We are delighted to be working with Afinia 3D to help more schools in North America use 3D printing in the classroom to achieve learning outcomes in STEAM-related subjects."