3D printers. They are currently one of the hottest topics in the tech industry, but it goes much further. It stole the show at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and has been spotlighted on television shows ranging from This Old House to The Big Bang Theory.
Lehigh students and visitors got the chance to participate in a 3D printing workshop in late January and learn more about this emerging technology.
The work shop was hosted and presented in partnership between the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and the university's CREATE club.
A 3D printer is a device that can create a fully detailed 3D object from a model designed on a computer utilizing several types of technology. The workshop outlined these various technologies and explained how each plays a part in bringing the model to life.
CREATE is one of the most recent clubs founded at Lehigh University thanks in part to two engineering students -- Materials Science and Engineering major Brian Friedman '14, the club's president; and vice president Marshall Nill '15, a member of the Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) program.
Both Friedman and Nill, along with club treasurer Nathan Goodman '14 (Marketing), secretary Gongkai Percy Li '14 (Mathematics and Computer Science) and technology officer Steven Bell '15 (Electrical Engineering) welcome all aspiring student innovators and entrepreneurs with looking to take new ideas to the next level.
CREATE plans to hold additional workshops every few weeks throughout the rest of the semester. Visit lehighcreate.com for the latest schedule.