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YSU Wins Trumpf Printer

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
 

A Trumpf TruPrint 1000 3D printer is coming to Youngstown State University (YSU) for a year following a YSU win at a national research contest focused on additive manufacturing.

YSU, Drexel University in Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan were winners among 22 applicants at the competition last fall that tasked universities, colleges and research institutes to outline specific research projects using the TruPrint 1000. The Trumpf printer will be located in a collaboration space for metal additive manufacturing at the Youngstown Business Incubator and America Makes in downtown Youngstown.

The equipment will be used in two YSU additive manufacturing courses and these research projects: Among the research projects: development of complex fractal-shaped satellite antennas; research into process parameters for shape-memory alloys; and research into the production of printed fiber-metal laminates used as cargo containers or skin structures in airplanes such as the A380 and the Boeing 787.

“This is yet another prime indicator of YSU’s continuing emergence as a national center for excellence in advanced and additive manufacturing,” says Eric MacDonald, YSU professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Friedman Chair for manufacturing.

 

See also: TRUMPF Inc.


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