CETES Tech Night to examine 3D printing

The Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) located at Cameron University presents Tech Night on Tuesday, April 15, from 6-9 p.m. This month’s presentation features Kevin Harris, co-founder of Radiant Fabrication and an independent game developer, who will present “Demystifying 3D Printing.”  The session will take place in the Sarkeys Conference Room (Room 207) at CETES. Tech Night is open to the public at no charge.

“Additive printing - or 3D printing as it is more commonly known – is used for making prototypes as well as actual manufacturing,” says Arun Tilak, Director, CETES. “The applications for this rapidly changing technology are vast and include architecture, construction, industrial design, automotive, aerospace, military, engineering, dental and medical industries, as well as many other fields.”

Radiant Fabrication, headquartered in Madison, Wis., offers complete 3D scanning, modeling, and printing using a powerful yet user-friendly 3D modeling program, Radiant Li, and a combined 3D printer and scanner, the Radiant Lionhead. The latter utilizes patent-pending mechanisms to push the limits of 3D printing while keeping manufacturing costs low.

While experts believe the market for 3D printing will triple by 2018, to date the technology has been limited to engineers, designers and hobbyists because the methodology requires strong technical knowledge and skills in addition to complex software. Radiant Fabrication’s technology makes 3D fabrication accessible to mainstream users by providing a complete and seamless 3D printing, scanning and modeling workflow.

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April 7, 2014

PR# 14-077