Additive Camp 2017

June 20, 2017

As mentioned under “Recent Events” we conducted our 3rd additive manufacturing summer camp for rising juniors and seniors in high school during the week of June 11, 2017. Sid Collins, a rising Sophomore in mechanical engineering here at State, was the lead camp counselor this year under the tutelage of Dr. Ola Harrysson. Working with Sid was our own Matt White, who has managed all of our polymer printers for the past two years. The theme of this year’s camp was similar to our previous camps. The goal was to provide campers with the tools and opportunity to optimize the design of a GE jet engine mounting bracket. The goal was achieved, and we here at CAMAL were once again amazed at how quickly students learned how to utilize sophisticated CAD software and other design tools.

Helping throughout the week were visitors from the New York City College of Technology. Lead by Dr. Angran Xiao, three upper-class students first learned and then helped teach campers about the finer points of 3D printing using a variety of polymer technologies. Pictured below from left to right are CityTech students Jordan Derrick, Joyce Tam, and Gamal Mansour; they were welcome additions to our camp staff.

We encountered a few technical challenges along the way, and as usual, it was a mad dash to the finish to get everything completed as needed, but all’s well that ends well. Pictures are worth much more than words here: