3D Printing Course, Committee, and Conference Announced by RadTech

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"UV cured 3D printed products are often considered the highest quality currently achievable. In order to make the best use of the capabilities of UV curable 3D printing, it is very important to have a solid understanding of the many factors involved."

RadTech, the non-profit for UV and EB technology, announces a new set of UV 3D printing educational activities featured as part of the upcoming uv.eb WEST 2015 Conference, March 10-11, in Redondo Beach, California. Conference presentations include Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects discussing the use of 3D printing as a tool to create special effects in movies like Iron Man and Robocop; Brian Adzema from Autodesk will talk about Ember, Autodesk’s UV-powered 3D printer that marks Autodesk’s first venture into hardware; Mike Joyce from B9 Creations will discuss developing a UV curable, consumer-focused 3D printer; and Dr. Mike Idacavage, PL Industries, will give an overview of 3D printing technologies.

At the event, Dr. Idacavage will also preview his new online 3D printing course, "Basics of UV Curable 3D Printing," produced by SUNY ESF, in partnership with RadTech. This course provides an overview of the chemistry and technology behind UV 3D printing, and showcases the science enabling 3D processes such as SLA, DLP and inkjet.

A UV 3D printing committee will also kick-off at the Redondo Beach event, with a focus on technology and education. In addition, the group will address the development of appropriate and consistent environmental, health and safety documentation as a resource for 3D printing suppliers and users. “UV cured 3D printed products are often considered the highest quality currently achievable,” says Dr. Idacavage, chair of the new committee. “In order to make the best use of the capabilities of UV curable 3D printing, it is very important to have a solid understanding of the many factors involved. RadTech through uv.eb WEST and the UV 3D printing committee is positioned to serve as one of the best resources for anyone interested in this technology.”

The exhibition for uv.eb WEST 2015 is sold out and will feature over 40 exhibitors. For details and registration please visit http://www.uvebwest.com.

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