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3D Printing in the Workplace and STEM Education

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Bit Space

2541 West Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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Join us for 2 days of 3D printing workshops, demos, networking events and keynote speakers from e-NABLE and 3D printing industry leaders!

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Ultimaker, 3D Universe, and Bit Space present:

"3D Printing in the Workplace and STEM Education."

April 24th-25th, 2019 in Chicago, IL

*Educators who attend this event will qualify for 8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) per day, through the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance.

See the full schedule HERE

Please join us on Friday, April 24th for:

• An Overview of Ultimaker's Newest Products

Come join us for a presentation of Ultimaker's newest machines to hit the market! We will have demos with the Ultimaker S5, S5 Pro Bundle and the Ultimaker S3 as well as a Q&A session.

• Ultimaker Hardware Maintenance and service training (Space is limited, please reserve your spot today!)

This service training provides hands-on demonstrations of maintenance for tune-ups on Ultimaker machines, highlights of non-scheduled service needs that may arise, how to get replacement parts and where to locate self serve technical resources for each product.

• Materials Workshops with Matt Griffin - Ultimaker

These workshops will go over which materials are available for use in 3D printing, how they perform, what they are used for and various ways they can be finished to produce various looks and feels on completed products.

Ben Kovalick – Product Design Engineer, Caterpillar, Inc.

"3D Printing in the Earthmoving Industry"

Ben Kovalick started working for Caterpillar, Inc in 2016. He has worked on the design team, in manufacturing, and test engineering. He is currently employed as a product design engineer, developing designs for the Motor Graders Performance Structures and Worktools group.

“I transform an idea from a sketch on a napkin to a real-world piece of machinery.” He adds, “My primary goal is to improve the products that our customers depend on every day in order to help them succeed.“

Please join us for Ben’s presentation on Friday. He will be sharing how he and his team uses 3D printing in the earthmoving industry and how this technology has been used to improve quality, velocity, serviceability and manufacturability for their customers.

• Jen Owen - Co-Founder of the e-NABLE Volunteer Community

"The History of e-NABLE."

Jen Owen is the co-founder of e-NABLE and owner and creator of enablingthefuture.org, a website dedicated to sharing the open-source designs and stories from a global community of volunteers who are creating free 3D printed hands and arms for those who were born missing fingers or who have lost them due to war, accident, natural disaster or disease.

Come hear her inspirational story of how this global movement started in her garage as a project to help one person and that has now gone on to help thousands all over the world.

Chris Jackson - President : Terrafilum 3D Printed Engineered Filaments

"Eco-friendly 3D Printing Materials Engineering"

Chris grew up in Iowa with a limb difference that on the outward appearance may define him as having limitations. However, he is anything but limited.

With lots of support from his close-knit family and friends, Chris overcame life’s struggles and developed a strategy for life along the way. Today he is the President and founder of Terrafilum with 30+ years of experience as a Chemical Engineer and a prestigious MBA, Chris rose in the ranks of corporate America. He became a skilled coach, mentor, and business leader with a very diverse background having experiences in Chemicals, Plastics, Healthcare, and Custom Manufacturing industries. His eclectic passions never left him satisfied until he and Additive Manufacturing crossed paths.

Come hear his inspirational story and find out how he launched his eco-friendly 3D printer filament company, Terrafilum.

• Tom Mueller - President: Mueller Additive Manufacturing Solutions

Tom Mueller is the president of Mueller Additive Manufacturing Solutions and has over 25 years of involvement in additive manufacturing services and application development. He has had more than 50 articles and technical papers published on the subject.

He has years of extensive development of applications of additive manufacturing in metal casting and also specializes in investment casting.

Come learn more about using 3D printers for metal and investment casting during his session on Friday!

• Customer Case Studies

We will have presentations from customers who are actively using 3D printing in their businesses as well as the manufacturing and automotive industries.

• Catered Lunch and Learn Session

• Fusion 360 Tutorial workshop with Kevin Smith, Vice President of Operations - Bit Space

Kevin will be teaching a workshop dedicated to offering the basics to getting started in Fushion 360 and opportunities to ask questions and get feedback.

• Deep Dive into Cura with Jeremy Simon, CEO and Founder of 3D Universe

Jeremy will take us into advanced features for setting up prints, building custom supports, support blockers, customizing settings for specific regions of a print and much more.

• Workshop: Designing for FDM 3D Printing with Matt Griffin, Ultimaker

This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of 3D printing, design considerations when planning a 3D print, and an introduction to Ultimaker Cura, Ultimaker’s industry leading slicing software used by 3D printers around the world.

• Bit Space "Design Jam"

We will be playing a fun design challenge game where you will be given a scenario (sometimes quite ridiculous) to create a solution for and you will have 45 minutes to complete the challenge.

Once your team has submitted your final design, we will send them off to the Ultimaker 3D printers in the house to display during our networking event later in the evening!

• A Tour of Bit Space's Makerspace facilities

Take a guided tour around Bit Space, learn more about classes and educational opportunities they provide there, see their available equipment and get a chance to ask questions during this time.

• An Escape Room Experience

Make sure you schedule a time for the newest Bit Space Escape Room experience during the event!

We will have 4-5 sessions per day to sign up for! Do you have what it takes to escape before time runs out??

• Catered Networking Event

Join us for an evening of networking, a curated showcase of projects done by professionals and industry leaders, free snacks and drinks, raffles, giveaways, workshops and demos!

Please join us on Saturday, April 25th for:

• An Overview of Ultimaker's Newest Products

Come join us for a presentation of Ultimaker's newest machines to hit the market! We will have demos with the Ultimaker S5, S5 Pro Bundle and the Ultimaker S3 as well as a Q&A session.

• Jen Owen - Co-Founder of the e-NABLE Volunteer Community

"3D Printing and e-NABLE in Education."

Jen Owen is the co-founder of e-NABLE and owner and creator of enablingthefuture.org, a website dedicated to sharing the open-source designs and stories from a global community of volunteers who are creating free 3D printed hands and arms for those who were born missing fingers or who have lost them due to war, accident, natural disaster or disease.

Come hear her inspirational story of how this global movement started in her garage as a project to help one person and that has now gone on to help thousands all over the world.

Find out how you can use this project in your STEM based classrooms and show your students how they can use their ideas and imaginations to change the world!

• Jeremy Simon - CEO and Founder of 3D Universe and e-NABLE Volunteer

"Introduction to e-NABLE Web Central and the e-NABLE HUB"

Jeremy has been a part of e‑NABLE since early 2014 and helps to support the enablingthefuture.org website. His company, 3D Universe, is a strong supporter of e‑NABLE and is responsible for developing the e‑NABLE Web Central application.

He is a mentor to fellow volunteers as well as classrooms around the world who are interested in participating in the e‑NABLE project. Jeremy also serves as chairperson of e-NABLE’s Strategic Planning Committee and is a member of e-NABLE’s Badging Team.

Come hear him talk about how e-NABLE Web Central works and an introduction to the new e-NABLE HUB, a centralized location for volunteers to gather to collaborate and mentor one another.

Dave Lysen - Cosplay Enthusiast

Dave Lysen, a local cosplay enthusiast, presents an overview of what goes into creating a cosplay outfit using a variety of traditional and digital fabrication techniques. Cosplay is a wonderful maker activity because it leverages so many varied skills, like sewing, foam cutting, painting, 3D printing, and more.

Learn more about the fun and rewarding process of creating a cosplay outfit and how it can be a part of a positive and engaging learning experience or your students!

• Materials Workshops with Matt Griffin - Ultimaker

These workshops will go over which materials are available for use in 3D printing, how they perform, what they are used for and various ways they can be finished to produce various looks and feels on completed products.

Chris Jackson - President : Terrafilum 3D Printed Engineered Filaments

"Eco-friendly 3D Printing Materials Engineering"

Chris grew up in Iowa with a limb difference that on the outward appearance may define him as having limitations. However, he is anything but limited.

With lots of support from his close-knit family and friends, Chris overcame life’s struggles and developed a strategy for life along the way. Today he is the President and founder of Terrafilum with 30+ years of experience as a Chemical Engineer and a prestigious MBA, Chris rose in the ranks of corporate America. He became a skilled coach, mentor, and business leader with a very diverse background having experiences in Chemicals, Plastics, Healthcare, and Custom Manufacturing industries. His eclectic passions never left him satisfied until he and Additive Manufacturing crossed paths.

Come hear his inspirational story and find out how he launched his eco-friendly 3D printer filament company, Terrafilum.

• Catered Lunch and Learn Session

• A Tour of Bit Space's Makerspace facilities

Take a guided tour around Bit Space, learn more about classes and educational opportunities they provide there, see their available equipment and get a chance to ask questions during this time.

Mike Hurley - President of Bit Space

Overview of Bit Space Offerings for Education

Mike Hurley presents an overview of the exciting product and service offerings Bit Space has available to help your school implement hands-on maker-education programs for your students.

• e-NABLE Design Challenge Workshop

Join us for a hands-on design challenge where you will be working on teams and given 45 minutes to complete the task! Expect a lot of collaboration, compromise and FUN!

• Fusion 360 Tutorial workshop with Kevin Smith, Vice President of Operations - Bit Space

Kevin will be teaching a workshop dedicated to offering the basics to getting started in Fushion 360 and opportunities to ask questions and get feedback.

• Deep Dive into Cura with Jeremy Simon, CEO and Founder of 3D Universe

Jeremy will take us into advanced features for setting up prints, building custom supports, support blockers, customizing settings for specific regions of a print and much more.

• Workshop: Designing for FDM 3D Printing with Matt Griffin, Ultimaker

This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of 3D printing, design considerations when planning a 3D print, and an introduction to Ultimaker Cura, Ultimaker’s industry leading slicing software used by 3D printers around the world.

• Educator Spotlights

We are asking educators to give short talks about how they’ve used 3D printing in the classroom, how it has impacted the learning environments at their schools and to share their 3D printing STEM based learning curriculums!

• Student Presentations

We are asking local students to give short presentations to share how they are using 3D printing in art, education and potential business opportunities for themselves.

• Bit Space "Design Jam"

We will be playing a fun design challenge game where you will be given a scenario (sometimes quite ridiculous) to create a solution for and you will have 45 minutes to complete the challenge.

Once your team has submitted your final design, we will send them off to the Ultimaker 3D printers in the house to display during our networking event later in the evening!

• A Tour of Bit Space's Makerspace facilities

Take a guided tour around Bit Space, learn more about classes and educational opportunities they provide there, see their available equipment and get a chance to ask questions during this time.

• An Escape Room Experience

Make sure you schedule a time for the newest Bit Space Escape Room experience during the event!

We will have 4-5 sessions per day to sign up for! Do you have what it takes to escape before time runs out??

• Catered Networking Event

Join us for an evening of networking, a curated showcase of projects done by professionals and industry leaders, free snacks and drinks, raffles, giveaways, workshops and demos!

Stay tuned for an official schedule, coming soon!

For questions, please email us at info@3duniverse.org

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