3D printing is all around us in the media today with each application sounding as interesting or unique as the next. It can all seem intangible however, leaving you unsure what the technology means or how you would even begin to utilize it for yourself. Whether you are hearing about a kid printing his own teeth aligners out of his bedroom or medical researches printing an ear in the lab, it all starts with step 1, a digital 3D model of whatever it is you wish to print. We are going to provide you an intro into different technologies and discuss the ins and outs of what we have learned about 3D models and 3D printing to help you decipher where to start and where to go from there regardless of your background and whether you have an engineering mind or an artistic one.
Speakers : Lance Dettmer and Weston Brownlee
Lance Dettmer is a New Mexico Native. After spending time at the University of Arizona as well as Fort Lewis College for a BS in Engineering, it was a no brainer to return to family, culture and the chili of New Mexico. After experiencing various industries from delivering beer to working in the oil fields, Lance finally found his home in the 3D world at 3D Proven Systems where he has been now for almost 4 years. He has been with 3D Proven since it was a new brand and now shares the company's goal to help grow tech and the economy of the state. Within the company Lance has expanded his knowledge and capabilities within the 3D design world, added to that with learning the ins and outs of 3D scanning, and spent countless hours on webinars, in classrooms and elbows deep in machines learning all about the different 3D printing technologies. He is excited to add to the list of new ideas and capabilities 3D technologies create across every industry and share that knowledge.
Weston Brownlee is originally from Colorado, but his family has generations old ties to New Mexico. While perhaps something of a surprise, Weston’s background in the fine arts and foundry arts emerged as a daily influence over his work in 3D technology after he started working at 3D Proven Systems in 2015. Design for 3D Print using digital sculpting is an almost daily duty for projects requiring both an artistic approach and direct collaboration with Lance for CAD. Like Lance, Weston is thrilled by the potential of 3D technology to transform that ability to create and manufacture, believing that it’s benefit to the state, and the world at large are unparalleled.
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