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Auburn University partnerships to expand additive manufacturing education in Alabama

Auburn University partnerships to expand additive manufacturing education in Alabama

Written by David

November 25, 2018

Two 3D printers are no longer sitting idle in Huntsville thanks to Auburn University’s partnership with Huntsville City Schools, the U.S. Army and NASA. Several years ago, Huntsville City Schools decided to invest in new 3D printing equipment for polymers and metals. They bought two EOS M290 metal 3D printers, the same type Auburn University has in the basement of Wiggins Hall that are used for additive manufacturing, said Steven Taylor, associate dean for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. “When they invested in it, there was a different superintendent and a couple people who were going to run that program, but since then, that superintendent left, and so the printers were sitting idle,” Taylor said. When the new superintendent started, ideas were shared about what to do with the $2 million worth of machines. “We started talking with them,” Taylor said. “We said, ‘The taxpayers of Huntsville made […]

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