Mcor’s Technology Completes Line up of All Seven 3D printing Methods for Youngstown State University
Earlier this spring, we were delighted to add Youngstown State University to our list of education customers. But little did we know at the time that this purchase was something quite special. Adding our technology to their line-up of commercial equipment meant that they now have 10 commercial-grade 3D printers that collectively cover all seven additive manufacturing processes. And as a result YSU is believed to be only the second university in the US with all seven technologies!
YSU is based in Ohio, a region with a rich regional history in traditional manufacturing. So by creating a centre that provides equipment and expertise to local industry and of course to students will see the university well positioned to be a leader in manufacturing and potentially the next industrial revolution! Manufacturing applications for these processes range from high tech aerospace and biomedical to traditional companies making consumer goods.
The equipment is especially critical for YSU’s new Manufacturing Engineering program, started this spring. Students in the program learn the theory and practice of traditional manufacturing processes as well as how to apply additive manufacturing techniques appropriately.
It is exciting to think that the IRIS will be part of this and Darrell Wallace, associate professor of Manufacturing Engineering explained to me how exactly Mcor’s 3D printer would be used – “We anticipate the IRIS being used primarily for illustration of complex concepts with 3D profiles,” said Darrell Wallace, associate professor of Manufacturing Engineering.” “This may include mechanisms and processes in our engineering curricula as well as significant interest from our colleagues in the Geology department, who will use the printer to illustrate geological formations and processes.” “We are also looking forward to exploring the use of Mcor prints for tooling applications in metal forming and composite layups.”
Mcor’ technology has recently been proving its worth as a tech very suited to these manufacturing applications – we recently profiled Honda’s use case for CFRP and YSU’s plans also are testament to the virtues of paper and the SDL platform.
YSU is certainly taking the lead in additive manufacturing and we are delighted to be working with such a forward-thinking University – watch this space for some amazing applications and case studies!