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ECE Guest Speaker: Creator of the Open-Source 3D Printer

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 10 am to 11 am

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Adrian Bowyer

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) invites you to attend a talk with Adrian Bowyer. Bowyer is the creator of the first open-source 3D printer, an event that (arguably) revolutionized the way engineers and makers think about prototyping. We encourage faculty, staff and students to join us for what is sure to be an interesting discussion.

In 2009, the patent for fused deposition modeling (FDM), the most common form of 3D printing, expired. That same year, Bowyer and his team at Bath University published their paper on the RepRap project, an open-source 3D printer capable of manufacturing a majority of its own parts using FDM. This work ignited countless successful 3D-printing startups, and enabled a whole new way of making and engineering for the masses.

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