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Dade High looking to buy $132,000 3-D Printer to assist with U.S. Army

Dade County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jan Irons Harris informed the Board of Education of Dade High School’s plan to purchase a 3-D carbon fiber printer during the Board’s June 15 meeting.


The printer, which costs a total of $132,000, has been almost completely paid for with a $47,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a $5,000 grant and $26,000 insurance rebate from Georgia Power and a $12,000 rebate from DCS’s insurance provider. Harris said the school is $40,000 short of being able to purchase the printer, which will be used to assist the U.S. Army in designing parts for its helicopters.

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