Safety consulting and certification company UL LLC has opened a newly established 3D printing training center at the University of Louisville.
The UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (UL AMCC) is an end-to-end training center for established technical and business professionals and will be a hub for advancing metal 3D printing knowledge and workforce expertise. The first-of-its-kind facility will allow to set up safety systems, identify hazards from materials as well as machines and manufacture parts with safety built into designs.
“Our vision has always been to collaborate with the additive manufacturing industry to further innovation, safety and quality. The UL AMCC is a direct outcome of that collaboration. The University of Louisville, AM machine manufacturers and other industry leaders demonstrated incredible commitment in the creation of this facility,” said Simin Zhou, vice president of UL’s Digital Manufacturing Technologies division.
UL also announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with manufacturer of industrial 3D printing solutions, EOS, to provide AM training, conformity advisory services and facility safety management to EOS customers in order to promote proper usage and advance 3D printing technologies to the manufacturing industry.