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GRADD & NVBAA Kick Off “Free 3D Printing for Nevada’s K-12” Program With Live Demonstration at the Reno Air Races

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(RENO, NV) — September 16, 2015 – GRADD CO. (Global Robot And Drone Deployment) in partnership with NVBAA (Nevada Business Aviation Association) announced today that they will provide a live demonstration of 3D printing to students and spectators of the Reno Air Races this week. This is an excellent opportunity for students, their parents, and teachers to observe the burgeoning 3D printing industry in action. The GRADD+NVBAA team will produce over 500 miniature 3D-printed jet aircraft at their booth in the “Drone Zone”, for students to take home with them.

This live demonstration at the Reno Air Races marks the launch of NVBAA’s “Free 3D Printing for Nevada’s K-12” initiative. Supported by GRADD, NVBAA’s goal is to provide free training and printed projects to all students and teachers of Nevada. In this program, students design their own 3D parts (on software provided for free) and send their completed files to NVBAA electronically. The parts are then printed on 3D printers housed at the GRADD offices in Las Vegas and shipped back, all free of charge to the students/teachers in Nevada. Additionally, the 3D printers all have live-streaming cameras attached, which provide the opportunity for students and teachers to witness their computer-aided design (CAD) files come to life in real-time.

This program provides Nevada’s K-12 students the opportunity to reap the benefits of learning how to design 3D parts, and obtain 3D printed objects, without the costs associated with buying/maintaining a 3D printer, resin/filament, or the design software.

“One of our major initiatives at NVBAA is to promote our award-winning, integrative STEM education for K-12 students and raise awareness of the importance of STEM careers for Nevada’s future workforce. We believe that providing this service to Nevada’s student body will inspire and create the next generation of engineers, inventors, designers, and scientists,” said Reza Karamooz, President of NVBAA.

“We are excited to be a part of this great opportunity to positively influence the young minds of Nevada. Here at GRADD, we strongly believe in the importance of inspiring STEM interest in primary education in order to create the next generation of technical industry leaders. Anything we can do to help support NVBAA’s initiative is something we see as a positive for our own future here at GRADD, and for the Great State of Nevada,” said Daniel Wang, Lead Test Engineer at GRADD CO.

For more information about NVBAA’s 3D printing program and other STEM initiatives, visit www.gofundme.com/NVBAA .


GRADD CO. is a Las Vegas-based Nevada Corporation. GRADD is focusing its initial efforts on building an education system that supports safety and operations training for commercial UAS applications. GRADD has also filed a Petition for a Section 333 Exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and is ramping up for operational deployments in: Aerial Photography and Videography, Aerial Surveying, Agriculture, Bridge Inspection, Construction Site Inspection and Monitoring, Data Acquisition, Education and Research, Flare Stack Inspection, Pipeline Inspection and Patrolling, Public Entity Support Operations, Utility and Power Generation Systems Inspections and Patrolling, Wildlife and Forestry Monitoring.

For more information about GRADD, call 702-879-9100, visit www.GRADD.co, follow us on Twitter (@GRADD_CO) or email info@gradd.co.


Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) is a Nevada 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Las Vegas that advocates for STEM Education, economic development and the creation of high-paying jobs in Aviation, Aerospace and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). NVBAA brings together over 400 members who represent Nevada’s top aviation business, community, education, government, and industry representatives. NVBAA is the Nevada chapter of NBAA (National Business Aviation Association). Learn more about NVBAA at www.nvbaa.org.