Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey University has inaugurated a new laboratory for additive manufacturing. The “Core Lab for Additive Manufacturing” is intended to drive research and development in 3D printing and Industry 4.0.
According to the company, the lab has state-of-the-art equipment. In cooperation with the company GE Additive, technology transfer projects are to be carried out here to develop innovations for industry.
The goal is to increase the competitiveness of regional companies through 3D printing and to train specialists in additive processes. Researchers could perform component design, process simulation and analysis.
The university’s new Institute for Advanced Materials and Sustainable Manufacturing aims to create an ecosystem of industry, academia and technology providers to establish Mexico as a location for 3D printing innovation, he said.
The grand opening ceremony was attended by government officials, the university’s rector and GE Additive’s site manager. The Core Lab is located in the PIIT Science and Technology Park in Monterrey, Nuevo León.