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Ben Bernard, Jake Clark, and David Lehman: Introduction to 3-D Printing

Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM

CONTACT: Marie Moe, executive director, 

The Dickinson State University Strom Center will be hosting demonstration and exhibit entitled an “Introduction to 3-D Printing” on Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014. The community is invited to come learn how 3-D printing allows design and creation of anything imaginable both quickly and inexpensively. Attendees will also learn how 3-D technology works and to utilize it. A demonstration will be given at the Strom Center 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The demonstration is open to the public. The exhibit of 3-D technology will be on display from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the RESP Career Expo 2014 which is being held at the Dickinson Recreation Center. This exhibit will target student attendees of the Career Expo 2014 that will be put on by RESP and Succeed 2020.

Ben Bernard, NDSU Computer Services Specialist, will reveal how to 3-D print and explain how 3-D print can empower educators, students, entrepreneurs, and home owners while using the MakerBot Replicator 2. Bernard is responsible for the NDSU Architecture & Landscape Architecture 3-D printing lab while consulting on grants that fund 3-D printing.

The owner of Fargo 3-D Printing and lead designer at Alderon Industries, Jake Clark, will disclose how the use of 3-D printing can enhance the manufacturing process and bring new products quickly to the market. Clark has a strong background in manufacturing and knows how 3-D printing corresponds to the workflow of engineers, designers, and inventors.

NDSU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Extension Specialist, David Lehman, will divulge his opinions on in what manner 3-D printing and additive manufacturing will affect the future of manufacturing. Bernard, Clark, and Dave will be answering questions about this innovative technology and reveal how 3-D printing can be utilized to craft ‘makerspaces’; that will bring students, creative enthusiasts, and professionals together to do extraordinary things. There will be many printed products and objects on display.

The sponsors for this event are the Dickinson State University Strom Center, North Dakota State University, and the West River Business Center.

Registration for the demonstration at the Strom Center is appreciated and can be fulfilled by calling: (701)-483-2756. If you would like more information regarding the NDSU Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Extension program go to or on Facebook at