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Behind the scenes at Idea2Product Lab

Current and past Idea2Product staff members share the behind the scenes work of the lab with individual blog posts. Being part of a Maker Space allows for the staff to teach students what they need to know about 3D printers as well as learn from our members. Managing the labs printers is a full time job for our

How to Get Started with the Idea2Product Lab

Ray Huff, Idea2Product Manager, training new students Spring 2017.

The 3rd annual State of 3D Printing, 2017 study from Sculpteo reports that 90% of companies using 3D Printing consider it a competitive advantage in their strategy. 3D printing is being used during the first phases of new product

July 14 Symposium

3D Printing Symposium

July 14, 2017

8:30AM – 12:30PM

Behavioral Sciences Building 101 A – Colorado State University


World-renowned speakers



Prof. Deon de Beer, Chief Director: Technology Transfer & Innovation Office,
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I2P Staff Presents Stepper Motor Rendering at CURC

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Stepper motor rendering by Will Van Noordt.

Idea2Product staff members, Will Van Noordt and Ray Huff, participated in the 2017 ‘Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase‘ (CURC). The CURC is held each April for students enrolled at CSU to showcase what they have learned from

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Students from Yamagata, Japan Visit The I2P Lab

Dr. Greene showing students from YPUHS the 3D printed fingers. Photo by Hillary Lorsch.

Dr. David Greene, a professor in the department of occupational therapy, focuses his teachings mainly on disabilities and scenarios related to clinical biomechanics. He has worked with CSU for about 25 years now

CSU Student Uses I2P Lab for 3D Print of Spinal Fusion Model

3D print of Kyle Tallakson’s spine. Photo by Hillary Lorsch.

Kyle Tallakson, Colorado State University Mechanical Engineering major, is building a 3D printed spinal fusion  in the Idea2Product lab for his Advance Additive Manufacturing Engineering, MECH 502. “The original project was to create a spinal fusion model.

Custom printed spacers help to fix the new Health Center’s tech problem

The spacer inside the computer unit (Photo by: Sarah Ross)

Have you ever had a need for something so specific, but the option is either buy something that is too expensive or try and make it on your own? Well, the new CSU Health Network can relate. “We are

Converting DICOM Files to 3D Printable Object Files Workshop

Chris Geanious, Instructional Designer for Colorado State University’s, The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT), and Jim Wise, Idea2Product Staff Member and Colorado State University Student, taught a workshop on March 23rd on how to convert Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) to a 3D printable format. DICOM is a standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information

The Kanatous Physiology Lab prints skulls for educational outreach

The printed leopard seal skull (back), a sea lion skull (right), and a penguin skull (front). Photo by: Sarah Ross

For some, science is a complicated subject that is hard to understand. This is often something that they grew up thinking, and it turns out, most people form their