Innovate, Design, Make - How Technology is Changing Manufacturing

Session #1 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Session #2 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, is quickly emerging as a powerful technology that is changing manufacturing design and production processes. “Printing” product models with layers of polymers in three dimensions allows manufacturers to not only save time and money but allows them to more accurately validate the design of their products compared to traditional methods.

Find out more about this cutting-edge technology by meeting young professionals who are working in this field. They will share how they take an idea and put it into their hand using CAD software and 3Dprinting. 3D printing has been used for all kinds of products: playground equipment, medical devices, jewelry, medical implants, mountain bike parts, and I-phone cases. They will share how they learned 3D printing and why understanding the technology is so important to engineering careers and advanced manufacturing.

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