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Shapeways EDU Spring 2016 Grant Winners!

by • April 7, 2016 • No Comments

We are cheerful to announce the Spring 2016 EDU Grant Winners. The Shapeways EDU Grant is $1000 in printing assist awarded twice a year to university level students and professors whose proposals hustle the boundaries of the materials and innovation on the market in the 3D printing. This spring’s grant recipients are:

Shawn M. V. Jones – Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Shawn can be prototyping a SCUBA flipper for amputees that
can in addition
function as a prosthetic device on land.

Pablo Gonzalez – Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Pablo can be employing 3D scanning along with printing and traditional fabric draping for his senior style show.

Jonathan Gerhard – James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Jonathan is transforming harsh mathematical knot studies of theoretical 2D problems into tangible objects mathematicians can hold in their hands.

Akshay Goyal – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Akshay’s project Soft Tectonics investigates systems for turn it into and production of

transformative objects through a study of structural collapse and functionally graded material.

Tom O’Mahoney – University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Tom is creating scientifically accurate reconstructions of fossil humans for use in research and academics and sharing his research via open source.

Past grant recipients have accomplished projects in the fields of applied psychology, product turn it into and mathematics, to name a few. The fall 2015 grant recipients Shanna Chan, Catherine Zheng and Melissa Zucker reflect on how they implemented their project Lunar Gala 2016 Strain – Abraxas and what challenges they overcame and learnings they gained.


What part of this project may not have been accomplished without 3D printing?

We may not have been able-bodied to realize our vision for our finale dress, that involved intricate parametric patterning that
may not have been turn it intod
with any other fabrication method.

How did assist of Shapeways enable-bodied you to realize this project?

The Shapeways Grant allowed us to increase our budget and physically be able-bodied to 3D print the additional detailed pieces inside the last appear. This helped us realize our whole concept of our line, that depended on a transformation of flowing geometric lines into additional harsh parametric form. Without the grant, we mayn’t have had the materials to that successfully turn it into such harsh

How did this project offer to your growth as an artist or turn it intoer?

We explored alternate ways of fabrication and learned to expand our knowledge of both digital fabrication and mixed media turn it into. We hustleed ourselves to learn and use digital versioning software and to turn it into different types of
turn it into iterations that
allowed for any buffer room inside modular 3D printed pieces.

What was one challenge that
you needed to overcome or one thing that
surprised you when you were working on this project?

For our style line, every article of clothing was custom fit to its respective version. For the pieces turn it intod
with additional traditional fabrication methods, fitting was easy. But
, for our 3D printed pieces (and with the breastplate especially), ensuring a excellent fit was challenging since we were creating 3D versions on Rhino software. Because we did not have access to 3D scanners, measurements had to be incredibly
and versioned on our software with excellent precision. From this work, we learned to be accurate of dimensioning and to be proactive of timing, since we were a little pressed for time with the 3D prints.

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