Request for iro3d Metal 3D printers for Student Use in the MEB
Department of Mechanical Engineering
We are requesting funding to purchase two iro3d metal 3D printers to be housed in the Mechanical Engineering Department and made available for use by UW students. The iro3d represents a new type of additive manufacturing that promises to make metal AM cheaper and safer than ever before. Access to this technology will provide UW students with a time-saving metalworking tool, new design and engineering possibilities to explore, and career-relevant experience in metal AM. Supplementary equipment and space to use the machine is already available in the basement of the MEB, and the consumable parts of the process are low-cost enough to encourage student experimentation and exploration.