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3D printing facility at UofL will train workers for additive manufacturing

Set to open in the fall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 12, 2015) — The University of Louisville and UL LLC, a global safety science organization, are launching a 3D printing training facility this fall called the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (UL AMCC).

UL_AMCC_INTERIOR_HERODeveloped for established additive manufacturing technical and business professionals, the end-to-end training center will be a hub for advancing manufacturing knowledge and workforce expertise.

UL AMCC will offer hands-on training in additive manufacturing for metals and curriculum covering design set up, design corrections, machine set up, part production, post-processing and parts inspection, testing and validation. The training will allow professionals to understand how to produce metal parts and emerging materials through additive manufacturing, establish safety systems, identify hazards from materials and machines and manufacture parts with safety built into designs.

UL AMCC will join UofL’s global advanced manufacturing campus, the Institute for Product Realization (IPR), and collaborate and share knowledge with other corporate residents, including GE and Local Motors’ FirstBuild.

As additive manufacturing technologies rapidly evolve, UL AMCC will update course curriculum and introduce new content every six to 12 months. Looking forward, UL will develop a formal workforce additive manufacturing certification program during 2016 to help designers, engineers and operators expand from traditional manufacturing techniques into additive manufacturing techniques.