Auburn University Partners With Local Schools to Expand Additive Manufacturing EducationNovember 27, 2018
Several years ago, Huntsville City Schools purchased two EOS M290 metal 3D printers, the same equipment used at Auburn’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), but due to staffing changes and other factors, the machines sat idle. That is, until NCAME and Huntsville City Schools officials teamed up.Steven Taylor, associate dean of Auburn’s College of Engineering, of which NCAME is a part, explains that in exchange for the university providing help with getting the machines up and running and for providing graduate students to help teach students and teachers how to use the machines, the university can use the equipment for research purposes when not in use by Huntsville City Schools students.
Taylor said he believes partnering with Huntsville City Schools will put Auburn in a good place to recruit future leaders and have accessibility to two more EOS M290 metal 3D printers.
See also: EOS of North America, Inc.