LeTourneau students put 3D printers to work

LeTourneau students put 3D printers to work
Michael Cavazos
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 8:24am

Freshmen mechanical engineering students at LeTourneau University were introduced Tuesday to an technology that could shape the future — literally.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jesse French said each student in Intro to Engineering Practice will design their own three-dimensional printer, which will replicate parts needed for future 3D printers.

“The first thing you test with your replicator is if you can replicate it,” French said. “Later on, these students will start printing the parts to the next generation of printers.” 

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