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Grant to improve 3D printing in two US states

Grant to improve 3D printing in two US states

Written by David

October 25, 2019


Somerset Community College, based in Kentucky, says that it has received a second National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) grant award to improve 3D printing in Tennessee and Kentucky.


The college’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE) received the grant to develop its Mobile Additive Manufacturing Platform for 21st Century STEM Workforce Enhancement (Mobile AMP). According to college faculty, there is an additive manufacturing (AM) skills gap within Kentucky’s workforce because many schools and companies were using hobby-level 3D printing equipment in their classrooms and workspaces, and were not utilizing this revolutionary technology to its true potential.


‘The problem is that educators and businesses don’t realize that additive manufacturing’s true strength is […]

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