If What is the 3D Printing Club? The 3D Printing Club aims to teach others about additive manufacturing and engineering through the avenue of (but not restricted to) 3D printing. This goal includes teaching members how to use and construct 3D printers, and designing models and parts for 3D printing and CAM purposes. This club can teach students important knowledge about manufacturing and engineering techniques, such as design philosophies and how to translate engineering ideas into manufacturable parts and projects. These concepts can be used in and illustrate concepts from classes, and provide valuable experience for career paths in engineering.
What do we do? The 3D Printing Club introduces students to engineering concepts through 3D printing. Students form teams to tackle design competitions, applying skills from classes while encouraging fun and creativity. Don't worry if you don't know anything--we are teaching everybody from the ground up! This includes 3D modeling, 3D slicing, and repairing 3D printers. Our club follows a competition format, where students form design teams and devise a project centered around a theme every month. These competitions are for fun, though they do have winners. Work with your team throughout the month to design, iterate, and present a final product for the competition day! If you are not interested in the design competitions, the club offers weekly meetings to learn about and participate in 3D printing.
When are meetings? Meetings are currently scheduled for Fridays, 5:00-6:00 pm in PE 107.
Where are events? Events will be held in the Palmer Engineering Student Collaboration Room.
What's the cost? Nothing! The 3D Printing Club's mission is to introduce students to 3D printing, as it typically costs a substantial amount. With our club, the admission price is your active participation! For competitions, printing is completely free for the purposes of rapid prototyping and iteration.