$10 MILLION AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT 3D PRINTING START-UPS

3dprintingindustry.com | 7/10/2018 | Tia Vialva
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The Entrepreneurial Universities programme will receive a NZD$10 million boost from the Government and University of Auckland (UoA).

The funds will be used to support 3D printing start-ups. Education minister for New Zealand, Chris Hipkins announced the project and also the appointment of Professor Olaf Diegel.

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Prof Olaf Diegel demonstrating a 3D printed guitar.

“We are fortunate to have secured Professor Diegel, a world leader in creating new products that provide innovative solutions to engineering problems,” said the Education minister.

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“Professor Diegel’s work aims to establish New Zealand as a global leader in Additive Manufacturing (AM), a technique used to build 3D printing technology. AM has already been used by Kiwi start-up Rocket Lab to build its ground-breaking rocket motor that cleverly used parts made by 3D printers.”

Prof. Diegel will join the UOA Faculty of Engineering early in 2019. As the founder of additive manufacturing labs during previous academic positions with Auckland University of Technology, Massey University and Lund University, Prof. Diegel has been involved in the development of more than 100 products.

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These products include an insulin cooling system that was commercialised by Medactive. Prof. Diegel has also worked on projects including a metal...
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