Louisville Welcomes 3D Printing Training CenterJune 1, 2016
The University of Louisville (UL) is home to a new advanced-manufacturing training center focused on additive manufacturing. The UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (AMCC) promises to be a hub for students and professionals to gain training in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing for metals.
The initial course offering of the 10,000-sq.ft. center: Advanced Training on Metal Part Production. The course provides a five-day primer on the fundamentals of additive-manufacturing materials. Students also will design and build 3D-printed metal parts. The AMCC expects to develop additional courses during the next year, and to eventually offer a professional certificate program for designers and engineers. Ed Tackett, formerly the director of the RapidTech Center at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, has joined the AMCC as director of educational programs.
UL’s experience with metals manufacturing dates back more than 20 years, when it established an on-campus Rapid Prototyping Center (in 1993) and became the first U.S. university to purchase selective laser sintering (SLS) equipment for additive manufacturing.UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center: www.industries.ul.com/additive manufacturing
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