UVU opens high-tech 3D prototyping lab
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As part of its commitment to training the next generation of 3D application engineers, Utah Valley University opened its new 3D prototyping lab today. Currently only 17 percent of application engineer positions are filled nationwide. This utilization of this lab will lead to 100 percent employment for students completing the program. This event marks great strides taken by the University in exploring new technologies and brings the principle of engaged learning to life for students, said Michael Savoie, dean of the College of Technology & Computing.
UVU is the first educational institution in the country to have the Fortus 450 3D production system produced by Stratasys.
“UVU is expanding its 3D printing services by opening this new prototyping lab,” said Dave Manning, a professor in the Engineering Graphics & Design Technology department who co-directs the lab with associate professor Sid Smith.
Located in room 611 of the Computer Science Building, the lab will service the 3D printing needs of UVU students and faculty and any industrial design and manufacturing industries in Utah. The University has partnered with Stratasys, the world’s leading manufacturer and seller of 3D printing technologies, noted Manning. Stratasys has been at the forefront of innovative 3D printing for the past 25 years.
“Our goal is to provide long-term, competitively priced 3D printing and rapid prototyping, 3D modeling and design services for UVU and the community,” said Manning.
UVU offers associate degrees in drafting technology and geomatics, as well as a bachelor degree in geomatics. For more information about the Engineering Graphics & Design Technology Department, visit www.uvu.edu/egdt.