2023 | 3D Printing Mentality’s Impactful Year in Education and Engineering

2023 Year in Review 3D Printing Mentality

Boise State University- Mechanical Engineering Senior Design

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3DPM Senior Design Team at Boise State College of Engineering completed their mid-semester presentation.

This is the second senior design sponsored by 3D Printing Mentality.

The goal for this team is to design a 3d printed heel orthotic utilizing clinical research data, generative design techniques, testing feedback, and unique lattice structures. Ultimately improving on current off the shelf heel orthotics manufactured with traditional methods.

The team had an excellent presentation with a lot of hard questions and feedback for next semester. This team is exactly why 3DPM exists. Our non-profit partners with students and universities to empower critical skillsets, provide mentoring, and get students placed into impactful careers. Team members- Phoebe Cain Lydia Rice Spencer Dayley Maxwell Matthews

Arizona State University- American Solar Challenge Team

3DPM supports the ASU Solar car team in design, engineering, and manufacturing to build a one seater solar car for a cross country competition. 3DPM is helping train and mentor the team in engineering design techniques to build the lightest car.

K-12 : 3D Printed Lego KeyChain

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3D Printing Mentality is supporting the 3D Printed Lego Keychain Project. Students in 3rd-5th grade at Ft Huachuca, Arizona accommodation schools will learn to use TinkerCad to design their own 3D printed keychain. They will gain a basic understanding of engineering and manufacturing principles to create efficient designs. 3DPM supports the younger generation to pursue degrees and careers in STEM. The next wave of technical professionals will be able to do amazing things we can’t even imagine yet. All they need is the spark! 

3DPM looks to gain support and expand this program to other schools in the new year.

Impossible Airplane Project

Impossible Airplane Project

3DPM supports 

3D Printing Mentality at – Additive Manufacturing User Group 2023

Board Member and President, Steven Szymeczek represented 3D Printing Mentality at the 2023 Additive Manufacturing User Group Conference in Chicago. Steven was volunteer track lead for the software track for the overall conference and also was in the following sessions:

  • DFAM- Opportunities and Enablement
  • Computational Design Panel
  • Design Tools Workshop

The theme across all sessions was the increased need of Design for Additive Manufacturing skill sets. Early career professionals can use these skill sets to build meaningful careers from Aerospace to Biomedical.

3D Printing Mentality Article published

Board Member and President, Steven Szymeczek was featured in a DFAM substack article highlighting the background of the non-profit. As well, Steven highlights the Boise State University engineering team supported in 2022.

View the DFAM Substack Article Here