Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing and rapid prototyping systems, recently published a case study focusing on the impact of the uPrint 3D Printers and the Fortus 3D Production System on U.Va.’s rapid prototyping lab.
U.Va.’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences began using Stratasys uPrint 3D Printers to provide students with hands-on learning. Since early 2011, the printers have become an integral part of the educational experience by providing practical opportunities for students to apply the theories they learn in the classroom.
These 3D printers foster cross-discipline projects, such as the mechatronics project. Students come together to apply their expertise in mechanical, electronic, computer, software, and control engineering with system-design to create and manufacture products. These cross-discipline application enrich students’ education and prepare them for jobs after college.
Design lab engineer at UVA’s rapid prototyping lab, Dwight Dart said, “It’s this kind of creativity and vision that makes the 3D printer an invaluable tool for our students.”
For more information about the case study, click here.