The Engineering Technology Department at CBC (Columbia Basin College) in Pasco is expanding thanks to a new Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer.
The school was able to buy the uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer with a generous $20,000 donation from HAPO Community Credit Union. This state of the art 3D Printer will allow students to construct objects that can be used in everyday life.
This has the students and faculty excited about the opportunities in front of them: "It puts us in a whole new realm. We're in a position where we can print parts for the ag department, manufacturing and have usable parts that we can use here on campus or if we were to partner in the industry," says Paige Wyatt, CBC Associate Professor.
Wyatt also says by having the knowledge that comes with using this printer, it will open many doors of employment for students.