USA SEF: Day 1

Today was the start of some exciting times for the NIH 3D Print Exchange! The USA Science and Engineering Festival hosted a special day open to schools, invited guests, and VIP speakers. We were swamped! With two desktop 3D printers on display, interactive 3D-printed teaching tools, and our favorite 3D molecular models, we drew some big crowds. But with so much to see, we had to take turns checking out what was happening at the other exhibits.

Highlights from day 1:

  • 3D printers galore - and we probably didn't even see half of what's at the Festival
  • Getting 3D renderings of our faces from the Fuel3D gang
  • Geeking out on 3D prints with Amy Robinson, Creative Director of EyeWire
  • Trying our hand at writing in 3D with 3Doodler's 3D pen

Without a doubt, the most exciting part was meeting so many enthusiastic students of all ages. Just a few things on the must-see list for tomorrow:

  • RCSB Protein Data Bank, Health and Medicine Pavilion, Hall A, Booth Number 616
  • "Space...in 3D!" by the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Earth Sciences Pavilion, Hall C, Booth Number 3636
  • NASA's nine exhibits (we hear they've got at least one 3D printer) in the Astronomy and Space Exploration Pavilion, Hall E, Booth Number 6401

...and if there's time, we'll try to make the performance by They Might be Giants. Maybe they will write a song about 3D printing?

Visit us at the Festival this weekend!

Health and Medicine Pavilion, Hall A, Booth Number 801-15