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Harrisburg University’s Advanced Manufacturing undergraduate program is benefiting from the Phillips Additive Hybrid Powered by Haas.

“When our students see our new Hybrid from Phillips, their eyes are going to be filled with amazement!” said Dr. Richard Pitts, Jr., Program Lead for the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. “The Hybrid is going to put Harrisburg’s students “on the map” and make them much more attractive to industry.”

The Phillips Additive Hybrid combines additive and subtractive in one machine. Rather than purchasing a separate, expensive metal printer, Phillips will upgrade your current or new Haas with dynamic 3D technology – saving time, money, and space.

The Hybrid is also a key part of Harrisburg University’s plans to expand beyond their current undergraduate degree program. In the next several years, Harrisburg University hopes to become the first university in the US to offer a PhD and a Master’s in advanced manufacturing.

“You need the best and latest technology for the caliber of program we’re building and that includes the Hybrid,” Dr. Pitts said.

“It also opens doors for research,” said Larry Holmes, Jr., Executive Director of Harrisburg University’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

The Hybrid’s 2-in-1 additive and subtractive capabilities give design engineers a “much larger envelope of possibilities,” Holmes said.

He hopes to work with the DOD, local manufacturers, and students on a range of projects, including precision manufacturing of new parts and the repair of worn or damaged parts.

“With supply chain shortfalls, it is vital to pursue R&D that will benefit the industrial base and defense sectors,” he said.

He’s also interested in the way the Hybrid can combine different metals in one part – something you cannot do with traditional machining.

“Universities that put their students’ career paths first and want to keep pace with where the industry is going will recognize the importance of the Hybrid,” Holmes added.

The Phillips Hybrid is earning a reputation in academia for attracting students and stimulating research (not to mention finally giving all universities an affordable way into metal additive).  More information on it is found here

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