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Innovation Center announces fall open house dates for 3D printer

From staff reports | Sep 25, 2014
The 3D printer has the capacity to produce a variety of objects.
The 3D printer has the capacity to produce a variety of objects. Photo credit: Rebecca Miller, Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
 
The Innovation Center invites Ohio University students, faculty and staff and community members to a monthly open house for the 3D printer. The open house, held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, offers an opportunity for individuals to learn about this resource and how it can be used for research, scholarship, creative work and entrepreneurial activities.

The fall open house dates are Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. The Innovation Center is located at 340 W. State St., Athens.

The printer, an Objet350 Connex from Stratasys, has eight print heads to create objects from a wide variety of materials. It can be used to manufacture pieces for student art and engineering design projects or small products that can be sold by regional businesses. It's the largest and most sophisticated 3D printer acquired by Ohio University to date.

For more information about the 3D printer, visit http://www.ohio.edu/research/innovation/3d/.  

 

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Photo credit: Rebecca Miller, Russ College of Engineering and Technology.