Aconity3D to Call UTEP Home

August 14, 2018

The University of Texas at El Paso will serve as the North American base of operations for Aconity3D. Shown here at the UTEP W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation are from left, bottom row, from left, Diana Natalicio, UTEP president; Yves Hagedorn, Aconity3D, managing director; Florian Sondermann, AconityUS, managing director. Top row, from left, Ryan Wicker, Ph.D., Keck Center director; Zia Uddin, student researcher; Alfonso Fernandez, powder bed manager; Francisco Medina, director of technology and engagement; Mireya Flores, Keck Center manager; Philip Morton, applications manager. Photo: UTEP Communications.
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) will serve as the North American base of operations for Aconity3D, a Germany-based provider of laser-based 3D printing equipment used to make metal parts for aerospace, automotive and medical. Aconity3D leaders cite as reasons for their decision UTEP’s prominence, expertise and facilities offered by the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation. 
"We have long worked on leveraging our expertise in 3D printing to build a new economy in El Paso around additive manufacturing," says Ryan Wicker, Ph.D., founder of the Keck Center. "Our partnership with Aconity3D is a major milestone in that direction and is validation of all of our combined efforts.

"This is an excellent example of how research universities can partner with private industry to advance the educational opportunities afforded to students and also attract economic development to the region,” says Yves Hagedorn, Ph.D., managing director of Aconity3D. “We are confident that the combined expertise of the Keck Center and Aconity3D will yield innovative approaches to 3D printing and offer world-class research opportunities for students."For more, click here.

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