Chanhassen, MN: June 22, 2015: Afinia 3D and Australian 3D printing software company Makers Empire have partnered to sell Makers Empire products to the North American education market.

Afinia 3D, a supplier of award-winning desktop 3D printers, will 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.

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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 makes it simple 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,” Soong said.

About Afinia

In 2009, Afinia 3D saw the power of 3D printing in industrial design, and knew there could be the same great benefits for the education market. Vice President John Westrum: “There were some basic 3D printers geared towards consumers, but they were hard to use, and the customer support was basically non-existent. Along with their US and Canadian network of Education Resellers, Afinia 3D has been providing US schools with their award-winning 3D printers and solutions since 2012. http://www.afinia.com/

Makers Empire: Better learning by design

Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools include 3D modelling software, over 150 lesson plans aligned with international standards and professional development. With Makers Empire, engaged students learn how to solve real-world problems and make their world better.