Mines News

Release Date Monday, May 2, 2016

Public Invited to May 6 Design for Manufacturing Fair

Students work in the laboratory for the Design for Manufacturing program.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 5, 2016) – Mechanical engineering students from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will showcase their projects at this week’s Design for Manufacturing Fair. The public is invited to the event from 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 6, in the Christensen Hall of Fame room of the King Center.

Among designs to be featured are a 3D printed da Vinci catapult, CNC machined tops, a domino clock, and other creative projects in which students have applied their knowledge and skills.

The fair is a culmination of the spring semester class, which emphasizes product design and design for manufacturability, and is made possible through industrial partnerships with Nucor Steel, Caterpillar and Cargill.


About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


Contact: Fran LeFort, (605) 394-6082, Fran.LeFort@sdsmt.edu