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Digital Design and Fabrication Minor

Digital Design and Fabrication Minor
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Digital Design and Fabrication Lecture Series

Reception @ 4:30 p.m.
Lecture @ 5:00 p.m
Science Hall Room 181
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 6
Kevin Johnson, Principal Engineer
Stratasys Skunkworks

Foundations of High Performance FDM; Getting 3D Printers to Behave

Kevin Johnson, principal engineer at Stratasys, will touch upon liquefier physics (what is happening inside the hot end), the geometry of tool paths, bead modes, and raster fills as well as the value of heated build chambers and the importance of filament material properties (especially the pairing of model and support materials). He will also will share some innovation success stories involving filament packaging.

Mr. Johnson is a development fellow at Stratasys, a world leader in 3D printing.  He holds degrees in math and physics and has 30 years experience innovating medical devices, consumer electronics and 3D printers.  For the last 12 years, he has been part of the team at Stratasys Skunkworks, a 15 person research lab tasked with pushing the boundaries of FDM 3D printing.  He has a thorough understanding of printer technology and presents it in an approachable and lighthearted way.

This lecture is co-sponsored by: