ACK Uses 3D Printing Technology in its Engineering Curriculum

ACK Uses 3D Printing Technology in its Engineering Curriculum

ACK has brought 3D Printing Technology to its classrooms. The College has incorporated the technology into its first Project- Based Learning unit, Engineering Skills, whereby students used the 3D printers to produce integral and detailed parts for their “Roller Coaster” project. ACK’s curriculum requires students to think, to problem-solve and to design. Having this technology enables ACK students to test the aesthetic, ergonomic and functional properties of their designs with a solid model, rather than through just a virtual model. Moreover, the final year students from ACK’s Mechanical Engineering program utilized 3D printing technology in their graduation projects.

Bringing 3D printing into the classroom exposes ACK students to the same cutting-edge technologies they’ll encounter in their careers. It gives them a jump-start on tomorrow’s engineering challenges and equips them with the necessary skills to utilize this rapidly moving technology.

Posted on June 12, 2016