Crain's Cleveland Business highlights additive manufacturing program at Tri-C
October 25, 2016
Additive manufacturing, more commonly referred to as 3-D printing, is one of the newest frontiers in the manufacturing space.
Though it’s still a developing technology that hasn’t yet been widely adapted for mass-production -- its primary industrial application is prototyping -- the field is growing, and colleges and universities are committing more and more resources to developing fabrication labs. The labs serve two purposes -- educating students on how to utilize the technology, and to serve as a kind of incubator for fledgling startup companies aspiring to enter the additive manufacturing space.
Cuyahoga Community College is one of the institutions building out its additive manufacturing program, with this year's creation and soft launch of the Ideation Station at the Metropolitan Campus’ Unified Technologies Center. The Ideation Station is targeted to be fully operational early next year.
The Ideation Station and additive manufacturing program are managed by Alethea Ganaway, who recently spoke with Crain’s Cleveland Business about the emergence of additive manufacturing, and how Tri-C is working to address the needs of students and companies in this new and evolving space.
Learn more about Tri-C's Ideation Station.