Video Highlight: Amsterdam Showing it’s 3D Printing Prowess

New technology out of Denmark: 3D printing an entire bridge in mid-air. Below is short video explaining the process that has gone into this idea and the beginning of the process ahead:

With the applications of 3D printing expanding daily and worldwide, does this video inspire ideas within your mind of what could be the next big 3D print?

The Digital Lab has a 3D printer available for all Student, Faculty and Staff use, so come on in and start visualizing those ideas in 3D today!

Digital Lab Staff

Congratulations Grads!

To University of Portland Seniors,

As your final year on the Bluff comes to an end, a celebration to commemorate all that you have accomplished while on the University of Portland campus is just beginning!

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So here is to you grads! Thank you for your time here on the Bluff and congratulations on your next big step!

Digital Lab Staff

Summer 2015 (May 27th – May 3rd) Hours

Hello Students, Faculty and Staff,

Happy Summer!

Congratulations with the finish of everyone’s semesters! The staff here at the Digital Lab wishes you a wonderful, adventurous and restful summer!

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For those of you who are staying in the area and around campus here is an update on hours in the Digital Lab:

Monday – Thursday:     12:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday:                              12:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday:                         12:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday:                             2:00pm – 6:00pm

Enjoy the sun and time off!

Digital Lab Staff

Extended Hours April 20th-April 30th

Hello Students, Faculty and Staff of UP,

Here are the upcoming extended hours that will be in place during Dead Week and Finals Week here in the Digital Lab:

Monday (4/20)-Thursday (4/23):           9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday (4/24):                                             9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday (4/25):                                       10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday (4/26):                                          10:00 a.m. – Midnight
Monday (4/27) – Wednesday (4/29):    9:00 a.m. – Midnight
Thursday (4/30):                                       9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Happy Studying and Good Luck on any and all finals!

Digital Lab Staff

 

News Highlight: 3D Printing, Today and Tomorrow

With the recent acquisition of a 3D printer into the Digital Lab here in the Clark Library, many news ideas and plans have been thought of as a way to use the 3D Printer. While the Digital Lab has seen traffic from those wishing to 3D print mementos or useful personal tools such a mini computer case, did you know that 3D Printing is being used world wide for incredible and life changing 3D prints like prosthetic limbs?

On March 30, 2015 in Los Alamitos, California, the Build it Workspace 3D printed an arm for Faith Lennox, a 7-year old girl who previously had found other prosthetics too bulky and heavy. Both Faith and her mother were relieved at the lighter addition to Faith’s arm, but also amazed at its incredible usefulness in Faith’s everyday life, like riding her bicycle around the neighborhood.

With the benefits of 3D printing being widely seen, developments in the technicality of printing 3D is being expanded to greater achievements. Recently the Washington Post released a story highlighting the new 3D printing at 7 times the speed! Inspired by the ideas of Terminator 2, this new model (The Continuous Liquid Interface Production or CLIP) in 3D printing reverses the process of the print, instead having the print emerge from a puddle of melted filament, thusly speeding up the process in the long run.

Many feats like these in 3D printing occur every day, and many new improvements in the technology itself are always evolving. With all this in mind the staff here at the Digital Lab encourage all Students, Faculty and Staff to take advantage of the 3D printer located so close to all of us and pursue all the ideas, small or big, that you have wanted to 3D print and begin to explore the possibilities and future developments that are occurring with this technology, today and tomorrow.

 

For more on Faith’s story follow this link here. For more on 3D CLIP Printing follow this link here.

This has been an update in technology in the news. Happy Friday!

Digital Lab Staff