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How to Get Started with the Idea2Product Lab

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 development and Sculpteo predicts 55% of companies will be spending more in 3D printing services and solutions in 2017. The Idea2ProductContinue Reading

July 14 Symposium

3D Printing Symposium July 14, 2017 8:30AM – 12:30PM Behavioral Sciences Building 101 A – Colorado State University   World-renowned speakers   AGENDA Prof. Deon de Beer, Chief Director: Technology Transfer & Innovation Office, Northwest University, South Africa Global Impact – 3D Printing from a Global Perspective A perspective on the global impact of additive manufacturing, the impact on industry,Continue Reading
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I2P Staff Presents Stepper Motor Rendering at CURC

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 their scholarly research, scientific inquiry, and/or creative endeavors. The project presented by Van Noordt and Huff was created for their Engineering DesignContinue Reading

I2P Newsletter – April, 2017

  View a PDF version   I2P 3D Printing Lab Newsletter April, 2017   We are Supported by Donations I2P 3D Scanned Foot for Custom Orthodic Jack Lesniewski, University of Iowa, needed an accurate model of Julian Rimm, Colorado State University Masters of Biomedical Science student, leg. Rimm, age 22, was diagnosed with Periosteal-osteosarcoma, bone…   Chris Geanious Uses Idea2ProductContinue Reading

Students from Yamagata, Japan Visit The I2P Lab

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 and has a background in occupational therapy as well as anatomy and education. Dr. Greene first heard about the Idea2Product lab when he received a call from anContinue Reading

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

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. We took a CT scan (Computerized Tomography scan) and made it into a 3D model,” Tallakson said. Tallakson is working on the project with a team.Continue Reading

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

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 building a new CSU health network center over on College and Prospect, and we are installing many new computers in there,”Continue Reading

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 inContinue Reading

The Kanatous Physiology Lab prints skulls for educational outreach

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 opinions of love or distaste towards STEM fields by the age of six. It’s very important to engage these younger minds in the variety of STEM topics there are to offer,Continue Reading

Engineering students print a fuselage to soar over their competition

When you were little, did you ever fly remote control airplanes? I know I did. To some, it’s a reminder of a much simpler time, but for The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics club here at CSU, it’s become much more complicated, and much more competitive, than that. “Our plane has a wing span of 5 feet, and it’s about 4.5Continue Reading