Teachers Learn Best Practices for Incorporating 3D Printing at RAMP MD Workshop
Educators from around the state of Maryland and Delaware came together for a workshop on “Teaching 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing,” Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Advanced Manufacturing Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The goal was to help educators understand the value of additive manufacturing as a teaching tool and identify best practices for incorporating 3D printing into the classroom.
Hosted by the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership (RAMP MD) and the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, the workshop attracted over 40 teachers and administrators from K-12 school systems, community colleges, and universities in Maryland and Delaware. Read More.
RAMP MD Extends Army Partnership to 2023
Unique private-public partnership provides access to Army facilities and expertise to private sector
The Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland (RAMP MD) and the US Army codified a unique partnership on Thursday to provide 3D Printing resources to businesses and organizations looking to adopt additive manufacturing technologies.
The official signing of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command Chemical & Biological Center (RDECOM C&BC) and RAMP MD, took place on Thursday, July 26, 2018, with approximately 40 community and Army leaders and elected officials present. This agreement extends the partnership through 2023. Mr. David McGlone, deputy secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation provided remarks at the ceremony, in addition to Senator JB Jennings, Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, Delegate Andrew Cassilly, Todd Sabin of Department of Commerce, and Dr. Eric L. Moore, technical director of RDECOM C&B Center. Read Story.
RAMP MD Workshop Focuses on 3D/Additive Manufacturing Education
On July 26, RAMP MD is gathering educators from around the state of Maryland to discuss best practices in teaching 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Many school systems and universities already have created AM pathways to careers and incorporated 3D printing into classwork. We’ll hear from people how they are using 3D printing to teach other subjects and how they are teaching additive manufacturing concepts to students. The event will be held at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, July 26, from 1-4 p.m. Directions will be provided to registrants. Register at http://teach3D.eventbrite.com. Cost is free for educators.
Maryland has a unique combination of assets that position the state to lead the world in medical and dental additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, which is revolutionizing the medical and dental industries. The U.S. market for additive manufacturing is projected to grow to $26.5 billion by 2021. The greatest concentration of Maryland’s additive manufacturing assets is in Harford County. Maryland’s General Assembly established the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland (RAMP MD) in 2014 to create the relationships among leaders in industry, education, the military, and government, that will leverage these assets to make Maryland the… [Read More]
The Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland (RAMP MD) is working to build the additive manufacturing industry in Maryland through private-public partnerships. Through Symposia, tours, meetings, partnerships, we are building the nation’s most in-depth capability in additive manufacturing right here in Maryland.
The Next Industrial Revolution
Additive Manufacturing has the potential to transform the way we live, work, and play. Sometimes called 3D printing, many industries are adopting additive manufacturing techniques, and producing medical devices, prosthetics, engines, automotive parts, food, buildings, toys, and much more.
RAMP MD works to help Maryland businesses enter this new industrial age – developing public-private partnerships that add new capabilities and capacity to Maryland’s manufacturing sector.