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University of Louisville to launch new training, research facility for 3D printing

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It will be called the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (UL AMCC) and is set to open in the fall of 2015. It will be called the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (UL AMCC) and is set to open in the fall of 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville is teaming up with global safety science company UL to launch a unique 3D printing facility.

The specialized 3D printing space will be used as a training center and testing facility to learn more about additive manufacturing -- what's known as 3D printing -- with metals.

It will be called the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (UL AMCC) and is set to open in the fall of 2015.

"Applying the University of Louisville's deep and practical research expertise in metals and manufacturing education with UL's rich history in safety science will bridge the workforce development gap and empower professionals with cutting-edge training in this advanced technology," said UL CEO Keith Williams. "Through the UL AMCC, UL is committed to meeting ever-evolving safety and quality needs and accelerating knowledge transfers within the 3D printing industry."

The UL AMCC will offer hands-on training in 3D printing for metals and curriculum covering the whole process from design to completion -- in addition to working as a research and development facility.

"We're excited about our partnership with UL," said University of Louisville President James Ramsey. "This is another collaboration with a world-class company that will help us build our reputation as THE university for advanced manufacturing, training and moving research to the marketplace."

The UL AMCC will join U of L's global advanced manufacturing campus, the Institute for Product Realization (IPR), and collaborate and share knowledge with other corporate residents, including GE and Local Motors' FirstBuild.

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