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Press Release for Friday, November 20, 2015

UNF Partners with Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain to Establish 3-D Printing Lab

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Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida and MD&D Global Services, LLC, part of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, have partnered to establish the 3-D Printing and Netshape Technologies Center Polymer Laboratory at UNF. The new lab, in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, is dedicated to the study, analysis, research and development of 3-D printing technologies.


The allocation of the 3-D Printing Laboratory space, housed in the Science and Engineering Building at UNF, will provide cooperative educational and research opportunities for University undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty researchers in the engineering, chemistry, biology and physics disciplines. The Laboratory will also assist MD&D Global Services, LLC in its efforts to personalize health care delivery through 3-D printing technologies.


"The collaboration represents an extraordinary opportunity for our students to work on the cutting edge of one of the most important technological advances in manufacturing," said Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction at UNF. "It also shows just how nationally recognized UNF is becoming."


The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction at UNF offers exciting and demanding degree programs that lead to highly rewarding careers. One of the College's hallmarks is the interaction of the faculty with students on research projects. Faculty is committed to preparing students to make significant contributions to their chosen professions and the Northeast Florida region and beyond.


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.