Press Release September 15, 2014
Cinnaminson, NJ – In keeping with its commitment to empower the young people of the community, Parts Life, Inc. recently donated the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer to Burlington County College. John Welsh, Director of Engineering/ QM, of Parts Life, Inc. identified the colleges need for a 3D printer while working with BCC Physics Lecturer Greg Perugini at the college and made the donation possible. President and CEO Sam Thevanayagam presented the printer at a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 10th at the Mt. Laurel campus. In attendance were BCC Interim President Dr. David Spang, Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio, Burlington County College Professors, key representatives from the BCC Board, students, and the press. The new 3D printer will be used in a professional development course on 3D design and printing starting in the spring of 2015.
In his remarks, Thevanayagam observed, “The demand for skilled workers in the manufacturing marketplace continues to be a challenge in this state and throughout the country. Additive manufacturing will begin to be used throughout the industry, and a qualified workforce with 3D printing experience will be critical. Parts Life, Inc. sees this as not only a donation to Burlington County College, but also as an investment into the lives of our young people. The goal is to ensure that the state of New Jersey remains a strong manufacturing resource for this nation.”