NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Anycubic, a globally-renowned 3D printer company, wrapped up its Anycubic X Yale Funbotics 3D Modeling & Printing Camp on Dec 11. The company’s first education incubation project was held in collaboration with Yale Funbotics, with the aim of introducing 3D printing to children and how to build and use Anycubic 3D printers. The printing camp was also held in July and October and gave children an introduction to the world of 3D printers, an understanding of how a 3D printer works, and a general overview of 3D modeling, slicing, and 3D printer operations.
Introducing 3D printing to students
Inspired by Anycubic’s vision — “For Freedom to Make” — the company’s 3D printing education incubation project was founded in Shenzhen on September 2, 2020. The project embodies Anycubic’s aspiration of helping everyone to achieve the freedom of creation and invention using 3D printing technologies.
The Anycubic X Yale Funbotics 3D Modelling Printing Camps were designed for 4th to 12th-grade students. All the camps ran virtually over Zoom, and each lasted for three days. On the first day, the students were taught to assemble their 3D printers, the Anycubic Kobra, which is auto-leveling and beginner-friendly. After this assembling process, students were able to gain a deeper understanding of how a 3D printer works.
The next day, the printing camp students learned how to model designs in CAD. In this section, mentors guided the students on how to design basic objects, how to slice and print their objects, and helping them solve problems as they came up. By learning how to model more complex items, the children learned that designing is an iterative process and continuous adjusting and troubleshooting is part of the design process.
On the last day, students learned how to slice, print, and troubleshoot their own models. This class showed the children how troubleshooting is part of the design process, and that when a print doesn’t work, it doesn’t constitute a failure but is simply a normal part of learning about 3D printers. This motivated students to try again – tweaking the measurements of the design, adding more support, and adjusting the printing temperature – increasing their satisfaction when the print does eventually work.
The difference that the 3D print camps made for Anycubic and Funbotics
Yale Funbotics is a non-profit organization that was founded to provide the resources, technology, and opportunities for under-represented youth to ignite their passion about STEM. The founder of Yale Funbotics, Pranav Avasarala, said:” Providing 3D printers to these students gave them a new avenue to unleash their imagination and fall in love with STEM. From pencil and phone cases to Harry Potter wands, the kids were thrilled by how much they could create and excited to experiment with new designs.
The Anycubic X Funbotics camps not only introduced and showed young students how much fun STEM is but gave them the opportunity and resources to pursue the field in the future. Funbotics plans to continue our partnership with Anycubic to promote STEM education in underrepresented communities. We are working on adding to the 3D modeling and printing curriculum to teach students how to print, assemble and program their own autonomous robots. We are also opening our Funbotics Lab Centers for students to come and work on their engineering projects. We are incredibly grateful to the Anycubic team – without your support, such a monumental impact would not have been possible.”
“3D printing technology is a powerful learning tool to enhance STEM Teaching and Learning and can involve people in active learning, design thinking, and problem-solving. We are excited to join Funbotics to promote STEM education with the 3D Modeling and Printing Camps. Seeing the students actively engaging in the design process, unleashing their imagination, and completing some real-world product design tasks with 3D printed prototypes makes us think, “3D printing is helping the youth change the world,” said James Ouyang, Vice President of Anycubic. “We have much appreciated the help from Yale Funbtics. These 3D print camps have established an excellent springboard for us to promote the incubation program overseas. We look forward to achieving more success in our future collaboration”.
Anycubic is a leading company in the 3D printing industry that specializes in 3D printer R&D, manufacturing and sales, providing many affordable, high-performance, and smart printers for different customers, consumers, hobbyists, schools, and product designers. Since its establishment in 2015, we have been committed to propelling 3D printing technology to enable people from all walks of life to unleash their imagination and turn creativity into reality. For more information about Anycubic, please visit the company’s website.
AgentSync Appoints Guidewire CEO Mike Rosenbaum to Board of Directors
DENVER, Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — AgentSync, the company that’s powering growth and operational efficiency for insurance carriers, agencies and MGAs with world-class producer management and compliance solutions, today announced the appointment of Guidewire Chief Executive Officer Mike Rosenbaum to its Board of Directors. Rosenbaum’s leadership and in-depth corporate experience in insurance and technology will help AgentSync on its mission to revolutionize and modernize insurance compliance.
“We welcome Mike’s skill set as both an insurance and SaaS leader,” said Niji Sabharwal, Chief Executive Officer of AgentSync. “His experience running the largest insurance core system business on the planet, combined with his 14 years leading product teams at Salesforce, make him a one-of-a-kind fit to help direct the company through this next stage of growth.”
Rosenbaum has been Chief Executive Officer of Guidewire since 2019, where he oversees the company’s position as a top software provider to the global Property and Casualty insurance industry. He also ensures the success of the Guidewire customer community, and directs the advancement of its cloud offerings. Rosenbaum spent 14 years at Salesforce and most recently served as Executive Vice President, with responsibility for customer success and product development.
“AgentSync is a company with a bright future, and I am thrilled to be able to play a role in its success and growth going forward,” said Rosenbaum. “The company’s insurance compliance and producer management solutions unlock significant value for carriers, agencies and MGAs, and I look forward to leveraging my capabilities and network in insurance and SaaS to continue driving momentum for the organization,” he said.
AgentSync builds modern insurance infrastructure that connects carriers, agencies, MGAs, and producers. The company’s solutions create onboarding, licensing, and appointing processes insurers and producers love while ensuring growth and compliance never compete. Founded in 2018 by Niranjan “Niji” Sabharwal and Jenn Knight, and headquartered in Denver, Colo., AgentSync has been recognized as one of Denver’s Best Places to Work, as a Forbes Magazine Cloud 100 Rising Star, and an Insurtech Insights Future 50 winner.
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Snow Joe® Breaks The Ice For Winter 2023 With Its Innovative Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper
High-quality steel craftsmanship and spring-loaded, shock-absorbing design make for the most efficient ice chopper to date
HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Snow Joe, America’s #1 brand of snow throwers, debuts its latest ice-breaking innovation: the 7-inch Spring-Loaded Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper with Shock-Absorbing Handle. Engineered to alleviate the painstaking task of chopping hard-packed ice, the Snow Joe Ice Chopper features a unique spring-loaded, durable poly handle with a reinforced, D-ring grip to absorb the shock from ice chopping and reduce the strain on both your wrists and shoulders. Its durable, 7-inch carbon steel chopper blade and heavy-duty, 39.7-inch steel shaft offer control and precision to swiftly scrape, slice, dice and break through layers of tough ice and hard-packed snow on driveways, decks, steps, sidewalks, patios, and more!
“This is no ordinary ice chopper,” says Paul Riley, Jr., Chief Operating Officer at Snow Joe. “With its state-of-the-art steel construction and the significant ease of the spring-loaded, shock-absorbing handle, consumers can break ice smarter, not harder, all winter long.”
Weighing only 3.2 pounds, the Snow Joe Ice Chopper is easy to maneuver and stores compactly. Plus, it comes with a complete two-year warranty, so consumers can enjoy strain- and pain-free ice removal around their homes, yards, gardens, and garages for seasons to come.
To date, the Snow Joe Chopper has garnered over 3,700 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, earning Amazon’s choice for best ice chopper! So, when it comes to ice, don’t play nice—Go With Joe® and Get Equipped® with the Snow Joe 7-inch Spring-Loaded Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper with Shock-Absorbing Handle, available while supplies last at snowjoe.com and Amazon.
Snow Joe — and its complementary brands Sun Joe®, Aqua Joe®, and Auto Joe® — planted its roots in 2004 as a digitally native, direct-to-consumer company that designs, develops, and distributes high-quality, yet affordable, lawn and garden tools. It has grown to become a leader in electric and cordless snowblowers and electric pressure washers, and now offers a wide range of tools to tackle any outdoor chore, any season. For more information, visit https://snowjoe.com/ or connect on Facebook and Instagram.
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CCTV+: China’s top disciplinary body adopts communique to promote full, rigorous Party self-governance
BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2023 /CNW/ — The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top disciplinary body on Tuesday pledged in a communique that studying and implementing the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress will be the primary political task now and in the near future, and constantly promoting full, rigorous Party self-governance.
The communique was adopted at the second plenary session of the 20th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC, which was held in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the session and made an important speech.
The speech made by Xi at the session was studied, and it was agreed that it provided fundamental guidance for advancing the great new project of Party building in the new era and the disciplinary inspection and supervision work on China’s new journey in the new era, according to the communique, which called on all Party members to study and implement the spirit of Xi’s speech.
Discipline inspection and supervision organs must take the study and implementation of the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress as a primary political task at the current stage and in the years to come, and turn effective implementation of the guiding principles into a strong driving force to promote high-quality development of the disciplinary inspection and supervision work on the new journey of the new era.
An eight-point requirement was put forward by the session:
To focus on implementation of the strategic decisions of the 20th CPC National Congress to intensify political oversight;To promote improvement of the systems and regulations for the Party’s self-reform;To ensure that political inspections serve as a powerful tool;To implement the central Party leadership’s eight-point decision on improving conduct with perseverance, tackle pointless formalities, bureaucratism, hedonism, and extravagance;To make all-around efforts to tighten Party discipline;To win the tough and protracted battle against corruption;To advance reform of the discipline inspection and supervision system in an in-depth manner;And to develop qualified human resources capable of shouldering responsibilities in discipline inspection and supervision on the new journey in the new era.
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