On February 25th, the Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation of UOS opened a three-dimensional (3D) printer room for students and faculty at UOS in #210 of The 1st Engineering Building. Here, UOS students can encounter up-to-date technology.
A 3D printer is a machine that makes 3D figures according to floor plans that are entered in it. Mostly undergraduate and graduate students use this printer, but professors also utilize the machine. It is employed to manufacture prototypes and develop them further. It is also used for the production of senior projects, works of art, components to make products, and samples for education. To use the 3D printer, students have to ask for permission by sending an e-mail on Thursday. Approved students can use the machine from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Monday to Friday.
Hyeon-gyun Song, the supervisor of the 3D printer room said, “I took advantage of the 3D printer by developing and selling new products, using the 3D-printed outputs. Also, some graduate students made use of the printer in making a drone and character molds used in bakery. Undergraduates mainly use it for their assignments.”