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.

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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