AUIS is First University in Iraq to Print 3D Prototype

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 14:45

Sulaimani, Iraq – April 27, 2014 – AUIS reaffirmed its position as a leader in Iraq’s education sector as the first university in Iraq to own a 3D printer, as well as printing a prototype. Professors in the Department of Engineering printed the prototype of a side release buckle on the University’s Stratsays uPrint SE Plus 3D printer.

Sulaimani, Iraq – April 27, 2014 – AUIS reaffirmed its position as a leader in Iraq’s education sector as the first university in Iraq to own a 3D printer, as well as printing a prototype. Professors in the Department of Engineering printed the prototype of a side release buckle on the University’s Stratsays uPrint SE Plus 3D printer.

This is particularly exciting news for AUIS engineering students, who will have the opportunity to use the technology to print their own models and functional prototypes. “There aren’t any other engineering programs in Iraq that offer hands-on experience like this to their students. They’re just teaching theory. Meanwhile, AUIS students are actually acting,” said AUIS Professor Header Haddad. “Our students are exposed to technology that no other engineering students in Iraq have access to.”

AUIS’s engineering laboratory facilities and resources are among the best in the country. Designed in consultation with the University of Colorado, Boulder, AUIS’s state-of-the-art facilities include a wet lab, a dry lab, fabrication shop, computer-aided design lab and flexible classroom.  The labs have the capability for advanced machining and welding, materials mechanical testing, fluid dynamics, and electrical circuit characterization. The AUIS Department of Engineering also uses a range of cutting-edge software, including MatLab, AutoCad, and SolidWorks.

Equipped with fluency in English, technical knowledge, and analytical and problem-solving skills, graduates of AUIS’s engineering programs have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the world, as well as exceling in Iraq’s quickly-evolving job market.

For more information about AUIS’s engineering and mechanical engineering programs, including specializations in control systems, energy, production management, and construction management.