Navajo Technical University Partners With Optomec

September 18, 2019

Optomec, an Albuquerque, NM-based provider of production-grade metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems recently delivered a Lens Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System to Navajo Technical University (NTU) for education, research and workforce development in advanced metal additive manufacturing. NTU, Crown Point, NM, purchased the direct energy deposition machine with a National Science Foundation grant for use in its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing, expected to open in 2020.

“We are creating a state-of-the-art lab with leading-edge technology that spans the whole metal additive manufacturing ecosystem right here on the Navajo Nation, giving our students access to critical skills for the future,” says H. Scott Halliday, director of NTU’s Center for Digital Technology and Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

“What’s remarkable about NTU’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing is how, under one roof, students have access to advanced equipment and cross-discipline training in everything from CAD, to metal AM processing and machining, metrology and materials testing,” says Tom Cobbs, Optomec LENS product manager. “We’re happy that Lens will play a key role.”


Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing, Metal additive manufacturing
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See also: Optomec Inc.

Technologies: Directed-Energy Systems


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