News Release from AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2016



Penelope Brown 
Director – Marketing and Communications, AMT


 AMT Donates MakerGear 3D Printer Package 
to Primoris Academy in New Jersey


McLean, Va., (April 14, 2016) -  AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology presented a MakerGear 3D printer to Primoris Academy (N.J.) to help advance the school’s mission of preparing students in STEM education and to interest more students in careers in manufacturing and engineering. 

Funds for the purchase of the 3D printer were made available through a generous, anonymous donation by a former AMT Board member, through their family’s charitable foundation.

“We are very pleased and proud to be supporting schools like Primoris Academy, which are preparing the next generation of STEM-capable students,” said Greg Jones, Vice President, Smartforce Development, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. “AMT is committed to initiatives that will develop workers with the skills needed for today’s advanced manufacturing industry. With access to tools like this 3D printer, students at Primoris Academy will have the opportunity to more deeply use their creativity and then see their ideas come to life through 3D printing technology.”

 “In addition to the desire to improve its STEM program, Primoris Academy was selected because of the commitment of the school’s technology teacher, administrators and parents in the community who are actively engaged on behalf of their students,” Jones said. 

“The faculty, administration, students and parents at Primoris Academy are excited that AMT has selected us for this 3D printer, which will be a great complement to our curriculum in STEM and the arts,” said Dr. Fay Sharit, Associate Director of Primoris Academy. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to use their creativity while also learning new technology skills.”

AMT is committed to supporting the national movement to put 3D printers in every school in the United States. In that effort, AMT hosts the Smartforce Student Summit at The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) to be held from September 12-17, 2016. This year’s Student Summit will feature a dynamic 3D printing challenge and many other exciting, interactive exhibits and activities. More information is at


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About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
AMT represents U.S.-based builders and distributors of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing rely on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, VA, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. 

About Primoris Academy
Primoris Academy, located in Westwood, N.J., is a non-profit, private school for the brightest young minds. Currently enrolling students in pre-K through ninth grade, Primoris Academy has small classes that are grouped by ability, not age, and taught by teachers who are subject matter experts. Our goal is to educate the heart and mind of the whole child.  Academic excellence combined with service projects teaches our students to be responsible and caring individuals.  Primoris also offers summer and after school enrichment programs.

About MakerGear
Since 2009, MakerGear has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing desktop 3D printers that empower ordinary people to create extraordinary things. With customers in over 75 countries, MakerGear is leading a global movement to equip schools, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs, and DIYers to approach the 21st century with creativity, collaboration, and confidence.

About IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show
The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.  IMTS 2016 will run Sept. 12-17.  IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 114,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 112 countries.  IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.



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