Washington County Technical High School is the second high school in the country to have a MakerBot Innovation Center.
Regional manufacturers held a roundtable Thursday morning to discuss ways to encourage students to become more interested in technology and engineering. The school houses a 3-D printing farm that holds more than 20 3-D printers.
According to officials, this will allow students to create 3-D prototypes instead of CAD technical drawings while studying engineering and manufacturing.
One official says the MakerBot Innovation Center will help students who realize they’re interested in engineering receive more experience before they graduate high school.
“When you have the capacity of a print farm like the MakerBot Innovation Center you give students the opportunity to print whatever they need to determine if their design is valid,” said Amtek Company consultant Alex Baddock.