Undergrads build with new metal 3-D printer
January 18, 2017
Contact: Hannah Diorio-Toth
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is currently the only U.S. university to offer metals additive manufacturing to its undergraduate students, and the acquisition of the Innovent will allow the hundreds of students who take courses that address additive manufacturing to create the metal parts they design.
The NextManufacturing Center acquired the Innovent in order to reach more students and reduce program costs. Before acquiring the Innovent, professors like MechE’s Jack Beuth taught students the fundamentals of metal 3-D printing using a polymer printer, the CubePro 3-D printer, because it was too expensive to use the center’s other metal 3-D printers for such a big group.
The NextManufacturing Center stresses that employers are searching for students with additive manufacturing experience, and they understand that their students must learn how to both design and print parts to succeed in their careers. Engineering students at Carnegie Mellon now have an even greater opportunity to hone their skills with the ExOne Innovent 3-D Printer. By using this machine, future scientists and engineers will gain hands-on experience they can use in the professional world.
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