IDMI Offers Summer Workshop for Irvine Teachers

UCI Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI) is offering a FABLab Teacher Training Summer School workshop on Additive Manufacturing and FABLab Equipmentand Processes in mid-June.  Additive manufacturing (AM) refers to technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer upon layer of material to build products. Once a file is produced using 3D modeling software, the file is prepared so that the additive manufacturing machine (otherwise known as 3D printer) can read the data from the file and lays down successive layers of material to create a 3D object.

This workshop will be taught by Ben Dolan and Veronica Swanson, instructors from the UCI School of Engineering IDMI RapidTech and FABWorks labs.

Attendees of the workshop are teachers from the Irvine Unified School District who are interested in gaining an understanding of this fast growing technology and to engage and inform their students on the future of manufacturing.  In addition to lectures and discussion, the one-week class will also offer hands on experience with 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners and the molding and casting processes, as well as detailed examination of student projects.

The Summer Workshop is just one example of the highly tailored professional training opportunities offered by IDMI.  Customized training can be developed and offered to executives, educators, manufacturers or anyone interested in learning more about trends and the future of manufacturing.  Call 949-824-4105 to learn how IDMI can develop a course for your team.

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