Libraries to Host 3D Printing Series

Libraries to Host 3D Printing Series
Jenny James Lee
November 15, 2013

Applications for 3D printing run the gamut – and the impressive work being done at Drexel spans a wide variety of disciplines from including art, medicine, design, and engineering. On Tuesday, November 12, the Libraries featured the work of Wei Sun, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. Sun is working on several projects that explore the possibility of printing human tissue.

The November 12th event was the first in a series of events featuring 3D projects on campus with two more scheduled for November 20th and 22nd. The Libraries event series seeks to foster opportunities for dialog and collaboration among faculty to explore three-dimensional literacies in support of the Drexel Student Learning Priorities [DSLP] for information literacy and technology use.

The Libraries serve a unique and interdisciplinary role on the Drexel Campus – supporting learning, teaching and research throughout the university and bringing together experts in specific arenas to address larger topics. More events will be scheduled for the winter and spring terms. For more information, contact To schedule use of the Libraries 3D printing equipment, contact Adam Mizelle at


Student Reengineering Experience Through Modeling/Simulation and Rapid Prototyping to Finalized Design and 3D-Printable Files
Wednesday, November 20th from 11 AM - 12 PM
MEM Seminar Room, Curtis Hall 162
Learn how students engaged in manipulation of 3D objects in their engineering design lab group projects, using 3D printing for rapid prototyping to redesign a shutter for the Fujifilm QuickSnap camera.
Presenter: Richard Primerano, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, College of Engineering

Exploration of Nanoscale Structure-Property Relationships of Biological Materials
Friday, November 22nd from 11 AM - 12 PM
MEM Seminar Room, Curtis Hall 162
The recent evolution in 3D printing offers a platform to replicate and simulate the structural features of biological tissues. Through combining materials and structural design principles, such as hierarchy, gradient, heterogeneity, anisotropy and suturing one can create tissues with specialized functions.
Presenter: Lin Han, PhD, assistant professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems