Foundation / Corporation
04/30/18 12:00 AM (EST)
In-kind support to USA, Canada, and International IHEs (for students ages 18 and above) to subsidize the purchase of metal additive machines. Applicants must first submit an introductory application by February 28, 2018. Priority will be given to institutions that currently have research or curriculum in the area of additive manufacturing.
Enabling educational institutions to provide access to 3D printers will help develop the ecosystem and accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing worldwide.
Additive manufacturing, which is also known as 3D printing, involves taking digital designs from computer aided design (CAD) software, and laying horizontal cross-sections to manufacture the part. Essentially “grown” from the ground up, additive components generate far less scrap material and are typically lighter and more durable than traditional forged parts because they require less welding and machining. Freed of traditional manufacturing restrictions, additive manufacturing dramatically expands the design possibilities for engineers.
GrantWatch ID#: 178784
Colleges and universities not presently participating in the Program are eligible and encouraged to apply. The program is open to educational institutions worldwide.
Press release: https://www.ge.com/additive/press-releases/ge-additive-education-program-open-entries-schools-and-colleges
How to apply: http://geaep.polar3d.com/
to educational institutions worldwide.
- February 28, 2018 Introductory applications due
- March 29, 2018 Down-selected schools notified
- April 30, 2018 Proposals due
- May 30, 2018 Final selections notified
- January - March 2019 Shipment of additive machines complete
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.