3D Printing; IEEE Foothill Computer Society Meeting, 2/2 7pm UCR Riverside CA
|January 16, 2015||Posted by CSauthor2 under CN, CS||
By popular demand, we are scheduling a meeting on short notice with the founder and chief technologist of a 3D Printing company; please register and attend:
IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society Chapter Meeting
Monday, 2 February 2015 @ 7-9pm
UCR University of California, Riverside, CA
(only 60 seats available; Reservation for pizza dinner required)
Engineering Bldg: Bourns College of Engineering
Winston Chung Hall
Room WCH 205/206
Fee parking available on campus
MAP – http://campusmap.ucr.edu/imap/index.html
7:00 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. Networking – Pizza provided at no cost
7:15 P.M. – 7:25 P.M. Announcements – Bill Grist, Computer Society Chair
7:25 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Introduction of Speakers
7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Presentation/Lecture
8:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Questions & Answers
Topic: 3D Printers: Where are we now? Where are we heading?
(Please pre-submit some questions when you arrive, if you like.)
Speaker: Steve Wygant & John Olafson
www.seemecnc.com Goshen, IN
Title:3D Printers: Where are we now? Where are we heading?
Abstract: Fresh from exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas and at the 3D Printer World Burbank, Steve and John will talk about the state of the Industry and how their open source 3D printing products fit into it. They will discuss the current state of the art in 3D printing and also where the Industry is headed. They will be giving a demo of one of their current products, plus will show their 17 foot tall 3D printer in action via video. The many challenges faced by manufacturers, and demand for high performance, safety and reliability will also be discussed. They will talk about the maker movement, rapid prototyping, and open source solutions. An extensive Q&A session will be held.
About the Speakers:
Steve Wygant, Founder
Way back in 1989, Steve had his first experience with a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. A company needed help programming and operating a CNC turret punch press. In 1994, Steve graduated from Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. He received two bachelor degrees in manufacturing technology and computer science. After school, he worked as a design engineer at an orthopedic company. And in 1996, Steve started a machine shop called Blackpoint Engineering, LLC, with one vertical CNC machining center. The first few years were spent making medical instruments followed by many years of manufacturing paintball parts. In 2011, Blackpoint Engineering started doing business as SeeMeCNC.
John “Oly” Olafson
John has been involved in CNC machining and manufacturing in the custom woodworking, tool and die shops, as well as metalworking industries. Born in Seattle, Washington, he somehow got lost and ended up in the middle of northern Indiana, and started looking for something to hack on. He’s very active in the open-source community, such as reprap.org and enjoys helping anyone with fixing or modifying almost any type of machine, from 3D printers, CNC routers/mills/lathes, lasers, robotics, cars, boats, motorcycles, electronics, airplanes, automation projects and so on
All Students Are Welcome to Attend
Event co-Sponsored by
IEEE Foothill Section – http://www.ieee-foothill.org/
RSVP; No charge but you must register at:
no later than February 1 (for pizza & room size count)
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Driving Directions to UCR;
http://campusmap.ucr.edu/imap/index.html Winston Chang Hall
NOTE: FEE for parking by UCR.