A Masterful Intro to 3D Printing

The second episode of Peer to Peer Master Class, Powered by The Hatchery series was presented by Benjamin Kasavan (19C), live from the TechLab. Benjamin gave an excellent introduction to 3D printing technology. He described the different kinds of 3D printers, including what is available on Emory's campus. He also walked listeners through different ideal use cases for each kind of printer. These ranged from rapid prototyping of physical products to making custom decorative objects or gifts.

Benjamin explored the ways that 3D printing is playing a role in combating the COVID-19 crisis. The technology allows people to quickly prototype essential medical equipment, such as face shields, or print necessary parts for pre-existing machines that would otherwise be incredibly difficult to replace at scale in a timely fashion--such as respirator parts. Benjamin also reflected on the open-source ethos and methods used by the 3D printing community, which have helped fuel the industry's growth in recent years.   

If you weren't able to make the live event, you can view the recording here. Our next instructor will be Ryan James (21B), who will be sharing from his experience starting Vimband, a Hult prize-winning company. Be sure to RSVP for our next master class. 

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