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Establishing Asia’s first 3D Printing R&D Center with Stratasys, the global leader in 3D printing
Writer 국제교류팀 최지영
Date 2023.11.27
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“To grow as an innovative R&D hub in 3D printing, connecting Korea to global markets”
Stratasys to inject KRW 5.125 billion into the Jukjeon campus to open the DKU-SSYS Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Convergence Research Center in December

Dankook University is embarking on a project to establish Asia’s first 3D printing R&D Center together with the global leader in the field, Stratasys.

On October 11th, a signing ceremony was held in Pangyo where the two organizations signed an MOU to foster cutting-edge manufacturing talent and to work together to nurture 3D printing engineers who will take the lead in the fourth industrial revolution. Dankook University President Soon-cheol An, Stratasys Vice President Yann Rageul, Stratasys Korea GM Brian Moon, DKU Vice President for Industry-academia Cooperation Joa-sub Oh, and representatives from the two parties took part in the ceremony.

From the MOU, the two organizations will establish Asia’s first ‘Cutting-edge Manufacturing Innovation Convergence R&D Center’ for 3D printing at the Jukjeon campus in December. Stratasys will extend a total of KRW 5.125 billion in cutting-edge 3D printing equipment and provide remodeling and training programs. The new R&D center will be housed in the Main Laboratory Building and cover a 264㎡ area, equipped with the latest SLA, SAF, and FDM 3D printers. A 50㎡ space for corporate collaboration is also planned to be set up to support manufacturers.

With a vision to advance the research center as an innovation hub in 3D printing and serve as a bridge between Korea and the global market, the two organizations will boost research for next-generation high precision 3D printers by operating joint R&D equipment, conducting co-studies on 3D printing material and devices, and delivering various training and research programs to cultivate necessary talent for the field.

“We look forward to this partnership serving as a stepping stone for DKU, which is at the forefront of fostering professional talent and conducting research in cutting-edge fields, such as future automotives, robotics, semiconductors, and digital healthcare, and to grow as an R&D hub for high-tech manufacturing industries in Korea,” said DKU President Soon-cheol An.

Stratasys was founded in 1989 and is the global leader in 3D printing, offering 3D printing technologies and solutions across all industries, including aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery, and medicine.