News release announces that the University of Dayton has been awarded a two-year, $780,000 project from the Edison Materials Technology Center to form a partnership with major industries and the U.S. Air Force to produce plastic parts without molds using three-dimensional imaging — what industry analysts have coined "desktop manufacturing." The project is one of the first endeavors undertaken by UD's new Center for Advanced Manufacturing, which will establish a "Rapid Prototype Development Laboratory" on campus.
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