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Idea-2-Product Lab presents 3D printing workshop

June 7, 2013

Game-Changers for Innovation, STEM, and the Future of Manufacturing in Colorado, on June 19, 1-4 p.m., features speakers and technology demonstrations.

Deon de BeerColorado State University’s Idea-2-Product Lab will present a workshop on 3D printing, “Game-Changers for Innovation, STEM, and the Future of Manufacturing in Colorado,” on June 19, 1-4 p.m., in Room 131 of the Behavioral Sciences Building. The community is invited to learn about this revolutionary new technology that allows virtually anyone to create things nearly as quickly and easily as they can imagine them. 

The program begins with a presentation by Deon de Beer, a professor at Vaal University of Technology in South Africa and founder of the I2P concept. He will share his passion for STEM, innovation and personal manufacturing through stories of real lives being changed forever by his vision of an open-access 3D printing facility for students, researchers and underserved communities.

Martin ChaderAt 2 p.m., Martin Chader, a pioneer in the 3D digital revolution in areas ranging from movie making to neurosurgery, will present an engaging series of vignettes about how 3D printing and related technologies are being used today for the betterment of mankind.

Future of technology

At 3 p.m., David Prawel, creator of CSU’s I2P lab who has been involved in 3D digital product development in manufacturing for over 30 years, will provide a view into the future of 3D technology, where it’s going, and how it will change our lives.

The afternoon concludes with a reception and technology demonstrations in CSU’s  Morgan Library beginning at 4 p.m.

CSU’s I2P Lab is a public-access facility for innovation, education and creative engagement through the amazing technology of 3D printing. It provides a powerful enabling foundation for STEM, innovation, and creativity for people of all ages. The I2P Lab enables advanced manufacturing, empowering students, researchers, companies, entrepreneurs, and “makers” to turn their ideas to reality, create prototypes and products, and get them to market faster.

To attend the free workshop, please RSVP to the College of Engineering at 970-491-3358 or email


Contact: Jill Higham
Phone: 491-3358