3D Printing Helps Students Create Parts For Household And Medical Use

by Mitchel Dumlao May 11, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Industrial engineering students Mike Frost and Sean Woodrow knew they wanted to improve the design of an existing product -- settling on a toothpaste tube squeezer --  when tasked with a class assignment to use reverse engineering and/or 3D printing to design and prototype a product. Meanwhile, Christina Merritt, Brinda Shah and David Wagura chose to focus on creating a prototype that would assist medical professionals -- printing a 3D model of a human femur bone.

“We knew we wanted to focus on a consumer product that would improve just one aspect of daily life,” said Frost, a junior from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

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Mitchel Dumlao
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