Grant helps local college get 3D printer

White City, Ore. — 3D printing is revolutionizing the way we live, work and play, and thanks to a grant through Pacific Power, it’s changing how Rogue Community College students learn.


Steve Foster, Department Chair of Manufacturing at RCC says, “if you’ve ever seen the movie Terminator 2 where the guy comes back to life out of the liquid metal? There it is.”




From food and games, to medical devices and tools, 3D printing is making it quicker, easier, and more cost effective to make just about anything.


Manufacturing students at Rogue Community College in White City are now putting that technology to the test with a new 3D printer. The device uses a liquid resin to turn drawings into plastic prototypes, and students can then use those plastic prototypes to make the real thing.


Students will be able to use their experience in a multitude of career fields, as more companies turn to the new technology. Companies like Cascade Fire Equipment and Oregon Swiss Precision are already using the technology.








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