The UL AMCC is a first-of-its-kind AM training facility. The result of a private public partnership between UL and the University of Louisville, and located on the campus of the University of Louisville, the UL AMCC offers hands-on AM training for metals (initially) and curriculum spanning design set up, design optimization, machine set up, part production, post processing, part inspection, testing, validation, and facility and process safety.
Home to AM technologies, machining, metrology and powder handling equipment, the UL AMCC stresses small class size to enable student interaction and hands-on learning. The facility’s initial course, Advanced Training on Metal Part Production, is now open for registration.
The comprehensive UL AM Training Program will be available at the UL AMCC throughout the year. To learn more about UL’s 3-tier AM Training Program and individual courses, please visit our AM Training & Education page.
Ed Tackett, Director of Educational Programs
Ed Tackett is a nationally recognized educator in the AM field. Previously the director of The RapidTech Center at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, Tackett leverages over 20 years in additive manufacturing training and education. Ed is instrumental in leading the UL AMCC in the development and delivery of its curriculum.
Paul Bates, Lead AM Development Engineer
Paul Bates is an industry-recognized AM veteran. Bates joined UL in 2014 after serving 20+ years at Reebok where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) “Dinosaur” Award, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including SLS, FDM, and PolyJet. In addition to teaching multiple UL AMCC courses, Paul oversees the day-to-day operation of the facility.
Dr. Mike Vasquez, Founder, 3Degrees
Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert and is a trusted advisor to some of the top companies in the industry. He earned his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University in England and received both his bachelors and masters degrees in materials science and engineering from MIT. A the founder of 3Degrees, Mike focuses on helping organizations around the world maximize their investment in advanced manufacturing technologies.
The Institute for Product Realization
The UL AMCC is proud to be part of The Institute for Product Realization (IPR). The IPR connects industry to the University of Louisville campus, helping companies solve problems and accelerate product innovation. This process also furthers the Institute’s broader mission of creating an innovation ecosystem and educational and engagement opportunities for students, who will become the next generation of thinkers, leaders and doers. More information is available at www.uoflipr.com.
For more information about UL AMCC course availability, registration and group discounts, please contact us at AdditiveManufacturing@ul.com.