2018 Archive

3d printed objects

UConn, UMass Lowell, Georgia Tech to Collaborate with Industry

UConn, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced a collaboration to establish SHAP3D, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), to address emerging challenges of additive manufacturing, also commonly referred to as 3D printing.

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Professor S. Pamir Alpay Elected ACerS Fellow

Professor S. Pamir Alpay has been elevated to Fellow status by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), a distinguishing honor given to individuals who have impacted the ceramics engineering industry through scholarship and enterprise.

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IPB, Designed To Be A Hub For Industry

Mary Planeta Fitzgerald, president of Acme Wire Products in Mystic, hadn’t thought too much about
using a 3D printer to produce the company’s wire masks for lacrosse helmets until a UConn design specialist came to visit and showed her how it would save time and money.

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3D Printing: How Does It Work?

3D printing has become a controversial topic after lawmakers have uncovered a new reality: the ability to print guns using these printers at home. Guns created through this process have been called “ghost guns” and the plastic or metal guns are untraceable.

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