Princess Elisabeth Opens a 3D-Printing Laboratory

  July 1, 2022 at 10:31 am by

Yesterday, June 30, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, officially inaugurated a 3D-printing laboratory at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL).
The laboratory, named “Princess Elisabeth Additive Manufacturing Lab”, is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University. Professor Brecht Van Hooreweder, head of the research team, stated: “We are particularly honored by the visit of the Crown Princess and the role she is taking on as a committed ambassador for our new lab and scientific research”, adding that 3D-printing “is a fascinating and versatile technology that can be used in many domains”. The Princess, during the visit at the University, toured the Department of Mechanical Engineering and was informed about techniques and applications of 3D printing. As souvenir of the visit, Princess Elisabeth received “a cylinder made of feather-light but particularly robust aluminum: a crown has been incorporated inside, which is only visible if you look in the right direction through the porous structure”.

 

 

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