Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ever Seen A 3D Printer?

Students observe a 3D printer in operation.
Yesterday, industrial technology students in Mr. Budler and Mr. Cogdill's classes listened to a presentation from Tom Termes, Assistant Professor at Black Hills State University describe the new engineering technology program in creation at their Rapid City campus.

Professor Termes demonstrated the uses of Google Sketchup along with other developmental programs used by students to learn drafting and construction design. He also demonstrated some of the newest technology used in engineering including a 3D printer used to create plastic molds.  Students were fascinated watching the machine.

BHSU's new program was created in response to local construction and manufacturing firm's requests for employees to be trained and certified in the use of the newest technologies for their fields.  BHSU will host this program on their Rapid City Campus while offering courses on the Spearfish campus as well as a satellite campus in Yankton at the Regional Technical Education Center.