3D printing facility gets $250,000 boost

Jas Chung Campbell

The concept for a 3D printed object is first created with a computer, using CAD software. Photo by Michael Herrera

UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (CCEC) 3D printing center is about to get a quarter of a million dollar upgrade.

APR Energy and The John and Suzanne Campion Family Foundation donated $250,000 to expand the CCEC 3D printing center, which opened two years ago.

“This generous gift will propel the college to a new level of research and education as well as international recognition as 3-D printing is the most transformative innovation to hit manufacturing since the steam engine,” said Dr. Mark Tumeo, UNF CCEC dean.

3D printing works by layering material over itself one pass at a time building up a structure. Photo by Michael Herrera

Foundation President John Campion says his goal with this donation is to help UNF’s 3D printing facility to continue to grow.

The CCEC plans to construct a new facility behind the Science and Engineering building to
house the new and expanding 3D printing lab. The 6,000 square foot building will be two stories high.



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