With many local schools being faced with the challenges of obtaining quality and affordable 3D printer filament without having to buy a sea container full, the Thre3DP enterprise was born.
We’re delighted to say that evening of the 21st of March saw around 30 teachers from the local community invited to take a tour of the Quarry Mining facility at Beresfield and have some Q & A time with our experts to get the rundown on the setup and commission of their new and special toys.
“Thre3DP engages with RDA Hunter and local schools to provide them with new state of the art 3D Printers, filament and training to ensure their STEM programs stay alive and fun.”Kari Armitage – Managing Director, Quarry Mining and Construction.
What is STEM? An approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The continual advances in technology are changing the way students learn, connect and interact every day. Skills developed by students through STEM provide them with the foundation to succeed at school and beyond.
Speaking briefly, but excitedly about how this idea became a reality, Kari (Managing Director of QMC) explained: “The idea was to bring the container load in – use what we needed for our purposes and then sell to whoever else was in the market! Excitingly, what evolved was an initiative whereby RDA Hunter enabled schools to take advantage of the 2019 ME STEM Grants and engaged Thre3DP as their supplier.”
What has since turned into a real win-win for the local STEM community, the availability of quality PLA and ABS filament, a previously unattainable commodity due to price, has ensured that QMC is able to carry on offering support to the local community – something Kari and the team have continued to be incredibly passionate about.
For more information on the 2019 ME STEM Grants, please see https://www.facebook.com/MEprogram/, and for more information regarding STEM and importance of it to the future of education, please find this link helpful: https://www.stem-nsw.com.au/.