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3D Printing for Biologists – Workshop Series

May 24th - May 31st - June 7th

Organised by Craig McDonald, Mairi Shepherd & Megan Davies

3D printers have been used to create everything from bridges spanning canals in Amsterdam to multi-grip bionic arms. The power of rapid prototyping offered by 3D printers has been fully realised within engineering disciplines it is not as prevalent in the life sciences, with many groups citing a lack of familiarity with the tools and technology.

We want to change this.

Our workshops, which are open to PhD students and Post-Docs with no previous 3D printing experience, will show you what 3D printing can achieve, how you can create your own models and print your own bespoke 3D printed labware.

A series of Short talks, worked examples and practical sessions will cover basic software and hardware requirements, common pitfalls to avoid and how to choose the right material to print in.

Each session will be followed by beer, pizza ideas sharing on how to best implement 3D printing in our own research labs.

Full event programme here

Registration (Cam only)

For more details please contact Craig McDonald


Funded by University of Cambridge & the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


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