The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has presented its highest honor, the Lawrence J Rhoades Award, to Howard A Kuhn.

Dr Kuhn is an adjunct professor in industrial engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, instructing courses in manufacturing, product realization, entrepreneurship, and additive manufacturing (AM). He also conducts research on the 3D printing of biomedical devices for tissue engineering at the University. He also serves as a consultant at local organizations, including America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which is managed by the NCDMM, and ExOne. At America Makes, he is a technical advisor, teaching a course about the fundamentals of AM.

‘Throughout his illustrious 50-year career, Howard has been a force within both the manufacturing industry and academic institutions, serving as an esteemed, innovative thought-leader and mentor,’ said NCDMM president and executive director Ralph Resnick.

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