EGBB 3001 - 3D Printing Basic Principles I

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In this module you will learn about the important fields of Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing, the purpose of Additive Manufacturing and some key background terminology. According to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing involves both new ways to manufacture existing products, and the manufacture of new products emerging from new advanced technologies. Additive Manufacturing, a.k.a. 3D printing, is a fundamental and mission-critical technology that is driving Advanced Manufacturing worldwide.

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David Prawel, Ph.D.

Dr. David Prawel has enjoyed a 30+ year career as an entrepreneur, consultant and educator in 3D technology and digital product development. He helped build 6 startup companies, with one successful IPO and (hopefully) one in the works. He specializes in helping turn great ideas into successful commercial products. He has helped build 6 startup companies, with one successful IPO and one in the works. He is founder and president at Longview Advisors Inc., consulting worldwide for dozens of manufacturers and 3D technology innovators. In 2008 he returned part-time to academics, joining Colorado State University, where he teaches 3D printing and researches biomaterials. In 2013, he founded the Idea-2-Product ( 3D printing Laboratory at CSU, a public-access center for 3D printing, scanning and fabrication. He is founder and chair of the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (, now in its twelfth year.

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