The funds from the GLCEDC/Livingston County have helped students in Engineering and Architectural Design gain hands-on experience with CNC and 3D printers. On the CNC machines, students have learned how to export files from AutoCAD to a CNC machines program that develops the X,Y,Z coordinates to create objects like signs, chairs and stools. They have also learned how to engrave using a laser cutter and spindle that can cut shapes and designs out of wood. The 3D printers have given students the opportunity to create numerous 3D models and inventions.
Ryan Woith, Engineering, AUTOCAD, Livingston Area Career Center