PCTC students

A team of two students from the Putnam County Career and Technical Center in Eleanor took home silver medals in the first-ever Additive Manufacturing competition at the SkillsUSA state championships in Bridgeport on April 16.

Additive Manufacturing, which is better known as “3D printing,” was first introduced as a demonstration event at the 2015 SkillsUSA National Championships, according to the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, which hosted the 3D printing competition in Bridgeport.

The two Putnam Career Center students, Hayden Erwin and Jason Halstead II, who also attend Buffalo High School, have been studying 3D printing at the career center as part of the school’s computer assisted drafting, or CAD, class.

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