The initiative aims to provide US students with starter kits outfitted with the latest 3D design and printing technology.
The initiative aims to provide US students with starter kits outfitted with the latest 3D design and printing technology.

The board also includes America Makes, Intel, GE, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Drawing on a wealth of expertise and resources, the advisory board will help shape the programme and provide subject matter expertise and best practices as needed.

"SME has been immersed in and supporting the additive manufacturing community for nearly 25 years, and working to accelerate the adoption of this technology across the manufacturing industry," said Jeannine Kunz, managing director of workforce and education for SME. "We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with these industry advisors to drive awareness and education of additive manufacturing in US high schools, and ultimately strengthen the next generation of the manufacturing workforce."