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5 schools; $20M grant to design 3D printing materials; teach

Jun. 27, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Five universities in Louisiana have a $20 million federal grant to design complex alloys and polymers for 3D printing and to build a sustainable research and education program in Louisiana. The new Louisiana Material Design Alliance includes Louisiana State University, Louisiana...

In this June 16, 2020 photo, Ethan Warner and Benjamin Scott, who founded Evolve 3D to streamline 3D printing, pose in Greenwood, S.C.Warner, 22, and Scott, 21, were biology majors at The Citadel, and they bonded over the amount of fun they weren’t having in one of their biology classes together. Warner did not anticipate even working with 3D printers, while Scott’s uncle’s interest in 3D printing influenced him to research more about it. (Jonathan Limehouse/The Index-Journal via AP)

Former Citadel students look to make 3D printing accessible

Jun. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Ethan Warner and Benjamin Scott founded Evolve 3D to streamline 3D printing and make an otherwise expensive printer more affordable and accessible. “A lot of people right now don’t think of the 3D printer as something they can have in their home,” Warner said....

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020 photo, Mitchell Olson resets a 3D printer to make a new batch of COVID-19 testing swabs at his home in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

Man uses 3D printer to produce virus test swabs, mask straps

May. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man was just doing a favor for a neighbor, but one small request turned into thousands from all over the country. Mitchell Olson received a message from his neighbor who is a nurse asking him to make five mask straps to alleviate the pressure on her ears from hours of...

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, photo, Alexander Faigen, of Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia, shows how far a nasal swab must be inserted in Augusta, Ga. Volunteers at a Georgia dental college who started using a 3D printer to make nasal swabs used in test kits for the coronavirus are now a major part of the state's effort to expand testing. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Georgia deploys 3D printers, Guard units in testing scramble

May. 4, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seeing a chance to help amid a shortage of kits to test people for the coronavirus, Dr. Jeffrey James dedicated a 3D printer at the dental college where he teaches to churning out nasal swabs at a rate of 300 per day. Then Georgia officials working with Gov. Brian Kemp heard about the...