While EOS is certainly well-known by many big name companies for its expertise in both metals and polymers, it has also supported academics and researchers for over 20 years with its Academia program, allowing them to buy EOS systems at "favorable conditions." This week, the company announced that its Academia program has expanded, in order to promote powder-based 3D printing at universities and research institutions. The purpose of the program is to enable students and scientists alike to educate themselves on innovative technology, like 3D printing, by providing universities and research institutions with advanced technology. Read more at 3DPrint.com: http://3dprint.com/183632/eos-expanded-academia-program/