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Sunday, October 7 • 10:45am - 11:25am
Cuyahoga Community College Students Use 3D Printing to Help Veterans

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Cuyahoga Community College students studying additive manufacturing technologies, design and 3D print affordable, assistive devices for Veterans as their Additive Manufacturing Capstone class project.  We wanted the students to have a meaningful experience that involved real-world problems.  All courses in the 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Program that are project-based incorporate current problems/issues in the community.   For the Additive Manufacturing Capstone project, the students must utilize 3D printing to create their Capstone project.  Since 3D printing has such an impact in the medical industry, it would be most beneficial for the students to work with Veterans.  Among other things, 3D printing has the ability to design and manufacture patient specific devices.  The students work with the Veterans and create an assistive device that helps them to overcome their unique challenges.  For example given the ability to garden, throwing a ball or shaving without assistant.  Also, many of these devices can be printed for under ten dollars.  Implications of this project provide students with real-world, invaluable experience.  They learn how to use critical thinking and analytical skills to solve a problem that affects people community.  It also allows them to utilize their skills in reverse engineering, solid modeling and 3D printing.    

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avatar for Alethea V. Ganaway

Alethea V. Ganaway

Program Manager, Cuyahoga Community College
Alethea V. Ganaway has worked for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), for seven years and an educator for over thirteen years.  Currently Ms. Ganaway is the Program Manager for the Additive Manufacturing and Ideation Station (a hi tech fab lab).  She has helped define the program's... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:25am EDT
Conference Room Eight

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