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NovaCopy 3D at a glance

• Materials: Stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina

• Detail: NovaCopy's DMP printers create fully dense metal and ceramic parts, and deliver accuracy compatible with EN ISO 2768 (fine) machining tolerances and a repeatability of about 20 microns in all three axes.

• Local outlet: 1936 Central Ave., in Chattanooga

Recognizing a lack of understanding and a lack of confidence when it comes to 3-D printing, Nashville-based NovaCopy is launching a solution that could help teach consumers, as well as spur sales of its high-tech printers.

NovaCopy 3D University, also called 3DU, launches Oct. 22, offering hands-on instruction to buyers and potential buyers and arming them with skills they can use to create three-dimensional products.

"There is a tremendous need on the part of the user or buyer to really understand what they're buying," said Melissa Ragsdale, NovaCopy's Knoxville-based 3-D printing president. "They are interested in it and they think it's cool, but they're a little afraid. They're not really sure they know how to use the equipment."

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