Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
Rapid Prototyping Laboratory
Prototyping is very important in any design and manufacturing facility. MET students can obtain their real 3D models using the Rapid Prototyping Laboratory in a very short period of time. The newly developed rapid prototyping laboratory is equipped with a Z-Corporation Z406 premium high-speed full-color 3D-printing system. This piece of equipment was acquired through a recent NSF DUE grant # DUE-0311586 for a total budget of $50,351 and Tech cost sharing of the amount of $35,150 + $11,000.00 discount by the Z Corporation.
MIT students as well as other engineering students expressed excitement about the new system and started immediately using it in the MIT 3060 - CNC Machining Practice, MIT 3300 - CAD for Technology, and MIT 4300 - Advanced CAD Techniques. The RP-Lab also supports the MIT 4620 - Industrial Projects and MIT 4990 - Special Problem courses.