UNIST’s 3D printing technology is rapidly evolving while drawing global attention, as it is at the heart of manufacturing innovation.
Established last year, the 3D Advanced Additive Manufacturing Center at UNIST has been developing eco-friendly 3D printed automotive parts. It aims to promote quality and innovative research in the area of 3D printing and to educate a new generation of manufacturing engineers and innovators skilled in their use.
The center will develop technologies to be applied to both automobile and shipbuilding industries to cultivate global leading companies, thereby increasing the market share by 6% for the next 3 years.
“If we can incorporate 3D Printing into the entire manufacturing process, the impact 3D printing will have on manufacturing will be huge,” says Professor Namhun Kim, Director of 3D Advanced Additive Manufacturing Center.
Ulsan is South Korea’s only regulation-free zone for 3D printing and intends to cultivate experts of 3D printing by 2025. The city continues to expand its specialized businesses related to 3D printing, thereby bringing about an innovation in manufacturing sectors.