LulzBot and DAVE School Launch 3D Printer Training Program

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LulzBot, makers of the desktop 3D printer, and The DAVE School, will be showing live demonstrations of how 3D printers bring animation and visual effects to life this weekend at booth #731 at MegaCon. In addition, LulzBot and The DAVE School are teaming up to bring 3D printing capabilities to students and users in all industries with the launch of a new 3D printing training program that will be available this spring.

3D printing is transforming the world of engineering, design and film by allowing users to turn their ideas into reality and to test new concepts quickly and efficiently - Jeff Moe, President of LulzBot.

LulzBot, makers of the desktop 3D printer, and The DAVE School, The Digital Animation and Visual Effects School, are partnering to offer a new 3D printer training program that will be open to students and corporations. Both LulzBot and The DAVE School will be at booth #731 at MegaCon, March 15-17, at the Orange County Convention Center, with live demonstrations showing how 3D printing brings computer modeling to life.

LulzBot designs, builds, and sells desktop 3D printers plus parts and plastics for entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers, and experimenters. As the company readies for the launch of its third generation printer this spring, LulzBot has teamed up with a number of schools and universities over the past year to bring this emerging technology into the classroom and into the hands of innovators.

“We are excited to partner with The DAVE School and show people how 3D printing can take digital modeling and computer animation to the next level,” said Jeff Moe, President of LulzBot. “3D printing is transforming the world of engineering, design and film by allowing users to turn their ideas into reality and to test new concepts quickly and efficiently.”

Offered exclusively at The DAVE School, the 3D printing training program will bridge a gap by teaching people how to print objects using computer modeling and a 3D printer. Presently, The DAVE School incorporates a LulzBot printer into its curriculum to print character models, but teachers and students have also found it useful in creating props, miniatures and a new stop-motion animation camera currently under construction.

“We continue to find creative uses for 3D printing at The DAVE School and believe it will become a fundamental part of the film, animation and gaming industry going forward,” said Jeff Scheetz, The DAVE School Founder and Director. “With this new training program, we will introduce 3D printing to not only the entertainment industry, but any sector needing prototyping and short-run manufacturing.”

About LulzBot

Built upon the philosophy of freedom, Aleph Objects, Inc. is transforming the 3D printer industry. Based in Loveland, Colo., they are committed to Libre Hardware, which means their hardware and software will not be locked down, become obsolete, or require licensed upgrades over time. Empowering customers is part of their innovative spirit and LulzBot users are encouraged to be part of the ongoing conversation. Join in and learn more online at lulzbot.com.

About The DAVE School

Located in Universal Studios, The DAVE School offers complete immersion in the art and science of computer animated special effects, with extensive practice under qualified supervision.

The year-long program provides instruction in digital modeling and texturing, computer animation, film magic and stereoscopic 3D production. For more information, visit http://www.daveschool.com.

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