Praxair will offer a limited number of in-kind grants to select North American universities through its surface technologies business. The grant recipients will receive material and engineering assistance to support metal additive-manufacturing courses and projects from Praxair Surface Technologies (PST).

The grants will provide PST’s TruForm metal powder, which is designed specifically for additive manufacturing applications. Material testing and consultation from Praxair’s team will also be provided. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process that uses design data to create 3D objects by building up layers of material.

Grant applications will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2017, and winners will be notified by Feb. 28, 2018.