Four college students added these skills to their repertoire

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LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) – Dona Ana Community College (DACC) is providing hands-on automation and manufacturing experience for middle school students and one group has now graduated from Quality Control in Additive Manufacturing (QCAM) camp .

The four Lynn Middle School students participated in the Quality Control in Additive Manufacturing (QCAM) Camp, held June 27-30, at the DACC Workforce Center.

The camp was provided by the DACC Automation and Manufacturing Program and funded through a grant received from the NMSU College of Engineering.

Students had the opportunity to learn about computer-aided drafting (CAD) solid modeling, 3D printing, and related career paths and curricula. Students created 3D CAD models and prepared them for 3D printing, and learned about the different 3D printing processes and post-processing requirements for 3D printed parts.

As part of the program, students also assembled model rockets using 3D printed parts.

Participating students received a certificate of completion along with DACC promotional items.

For more information about future QCAM camps or DACC’s Automation and Manufacturing program, please contact Chipper Moore, Division Dean, Advanced Technologies, at [email protected] For more information on DACC Automation & Manufacturing, visit https://dacc.nmsu.edu/mat.

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