5/9/2019

Saratech, UC Irvine Partner to Advance 3D Printing Techniques

Saratech and the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation have partnered to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing techniques.

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Saratech has announced that it has partnered with the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI) to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing techniques.

“The UCI and Saratech partnership is an excellent opportunity to introduce engineering students to the advancing technologies associated with 3D printing,” says Saeed Paydarfar, Ph.D., CEO of Saratech.  “By sharing Saratech’s expertise and equipment with UCI’s engineering program, we can rapidly advance the benefits of 3D printing to additive manufacturing.”

The partnership includes placing Saratech’s 3D printing equipment from HP, Markforged and BigRep at IDMI’s facility to enable the teams to develop “Design for Additive Manufacturing” training material and effectively research new AM techniques and post-manufacturing processes. Placing equipment on the UCI campus gives students and faculty easy access to advanced 3D printing technology, the company says.

“This equipment complements our already extensive infrastructure in additive manufacturing, and will help turn UCI into a national center of excellence in advanced manufacturing research and education,” says Lorenzo Valdevit, associate professor and director of IDMI. “We look forward to working with our colleagues at Saratech on a wide range of exciting projects.”

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