VALTrex, the first company to launch a 3D printing platform on campus, is planning to launch its first 3D printed student project soon.
According to CEO and founder Michael Tarkanian, the company has received approval from the Georgia Department of Education to start using a 3d printer for the state’s flagship Valtex School of Business, which is home to around 50 students.
Valtrex said in a statement that the company plans to print a 3-D printer to accommodate the growing number of students using the system, which will allow them to have access to the printer, and that the printer will be able to produce objects up to 30 percent faster than conventional printers.
The company said it has also begun working with the university to make the printable items more durable, and the first batch of the printer should be available in the coming weeks.VALTrex’s 3D printers are designed for manufacturing high-quality objects that can be used for educational purposes.
They are also capable of making products for the general public, and Tarkania said that the printers will also be used to produce items for the company’s customers, such as clothing, apparel, and electronics.
The Georgia Department, which oversees education in the state, has approved Valtx’s use of 3D technology for a number of programs, including the Valtix 3D Printer Program, which allows students to download and print their own 3D-printed items.
Georgia is a top producer of 3- and 4-D printers, which are commonly used to make toys and other products.
In 2016, Georgia was ranked the sixth most populous state in the country by the 3D Printed Product Index, a global index measuring the quality of the products manufactured in the United States.
Valdosta State University, founded in 2011, has been experimenting with 3D and additive manufacturing technology for more than three years.
The university has also been experimenting to see how students will use the printers and has used a 3DS-printing platform for this purpose.
Georgia students have already received access to Valtox 3D Printers, which include the printer’s most recent iteration, which has been used to create a pair of prosthetic legs, a prosthetic eye and a robotic arm.VATA, the state agency responsible for overseeing the printing of new state-issued IDs, said that while it will likely be a few years before the 3-Ds are ready for use on campus and on to the market, the agency has not ruled out the possibility that Valtxes use of the printers could make its IDs easier to obtain.VASCU, the State University of Arizona, has also experimented with 3-d printing, using a technology called “printed metal” to make its electronic equipment.