3D Printing Opportunities Topic of LCCC Mini-Conference May 31, 2014 in Jim Thorpe

Lehigh Carbon Community College and the LCCC SHINE program host a mini-conference on 3D printing technology at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe, Pa., on Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The 3D printing technique, popularized on TED talks nationwide, utilizes the technology of an additive process – 3D printers are able to make a solid, three-dimensional object of any shape from a digital model. Successive layers of material are “printed” in different shapes.

The conference offers an interactive look into the 3D printing technology that are affecting the future of advanced manufacturing, health care, the defense industry and education.

The first session includes demonstrations by well-known industry professionals such as Good Shepherd Advanced Technology-Prosthetics, Crayola, and Proto CAM. The second session features student-run interactive activities on integrating STEM into the classroom and business/industry through additive 3D printing technology.

Free registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with session beginning at 9 a.m. Educators are eligible to receive Act 48 requirements for attending and lunch is included.

For more information about the conference, please contact Jeanne Miller at 570-778-5275 or register online at www.ShineOn3Dprinting.info.