Each year, San Diego accountants meet for a one-day conference that covers topics ranging from financial concerns to regulations to fraud. Not all topics are directly related to the field, however. With the growing popularity of 3D printers for business and personal use, accountants wanted to know more about them and their applications.
“At Coleman University, students in the 3D Printing Club work with the latest in 3D printers, software and materials,” said Rod Weiss, director of business development, Coleman, and moderator of the presentation. Doug Mooney, graphics and media instructor, 3D Printing Club, Coleman University, served as co-moderator. AirWolf3D, Inc. provided the printer for the presentation.
“3D Printing: Changing the World, Both Business and Personal,” was presented by Caleb Boulio, Ryan Jones, Michael Stephens, Bradly Risse, Chase Thurmond, Matthew Magee, and Edna Rodriquez. The students explained the largest value propositions of 3D printing, best practices for purchasing and maintaining printers, dos and don’ts for purchasing a printer, and how this technology is impacting a variety of industries, such as medical, real estate, manufacturing, and fashion.
Businesses that are interested in learning more about 3D printing are welcome to attend a meeting of Coleman’s 3D Printing Club. Call 858-499-0202 for more information.
Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, is not a relatively new technology. Development started back in the 1980’s, but in the recent years it has really kicked off with its implementing of cheap plastic resulting in more consumer production.
More recently the technology has expanded to other materials, shown below is 3D printing with glass:
Other companies had started printing with tissue and other organic matter to aim for 3D printed organs! Something to look forward to in the near future! For now we’re still working with various plastics and metals to awesome affects.
We also have a 3D printing club hosted on campus. Mondays at 12:30-4:30pm in the Library!
The Coleman University 3D Printing Club is growing every week. Students and alumni are showing their boundless creativity and having fun while learning this new technology. However, the club might not have reached this level of success without the generous donation of Kevin Sigler of M&M Plastics, a full plastic fabrication shop. Kevin created and installed an enclosure for our MakerBot Replicator™ 2X 3D printer.
Rod Weiss, Director of Development at Coleman University (L) and Kevin Sigler of M&M Plastics
The 3D Printing Club meets every Monday from 12pm to 4pm in the library.
Thank you, M&M Plastics!
M&M Plastics Inc
7925 Dunbrook Road #E
San Diego, CA 92126