Friday August 22, 2014
WOOF members had the opportunity to attend the 3D Printer World Expo held at the Bellevue Regency Hyatt in Bellevue WA. 3D Printer World Expo Bellevue, WA Aug 22-23, 2014
The Expo was well attended and the 3d Printer research, design and manufacturing communities were well represented. University of Washington Mechanical Engineering Professor Mark Ganter, one of WOOF’s faculty advisers, gave a presentation on 3D printing materials sustainability. After Friday’s closure, Professor Ganter accompanied a group of WOOF’s officers to the Cheesecake Factory in Bellevue.
When asked about the experience, WOOF Officer Mark Hanson stated “For me, it was exciting to see the innovations people have made in the consumer market. I loved comparing the various ways people are doing more with less as we continue to perfect these machines.”
This experience helped bring WOOF onto a broader playing field and allowed WOOF to connect and catch up with current 3D Printer innovators like Lulzbot, Makerbot, Matter Hackers, Flashforge and Leapfrog.