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UCLan 3D printing talks to be delivered across Preston

Posted on - 18th April, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, UCLan
A pill printed by the 3D printer at UCLan

A pill printed by the 3D printer at UCLan

Engineers working on 3D printing technology have won funding to support taking the tech into the local community.

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3D printing is due to be one of the most important technology breakthroughs in the 21st century and Preston’s university is aiming to be at the forefront of research into it.

UCLan hit the headlines in the Autumn when Dr Mohamed Albed Alhnan and his team created a 3D printer which can print a tablet of medicine.

The UCLan 3D project will see Talk to an Engineer events held in cafes, bars and museums across the city.

Dr Hadley Brooks, who co-authored the bid, said: “3D printing is going to be one of the most important technologies of the 21st century, shaping all industries from health, transport, sporting goods, energy and electronics. I am excited about the opportunity to show future inventors the power of this technology with hands-on demos, and by presenting cutting edge research from UCLan and around the world.”

Dr Liz Granger, the UCLan and Royal Institute (Ri) Young Scientist Centre Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have received funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering for this project and we’re really excited about taking 3D printing out into the local community and beyond.”

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