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ERIC WOOLDRIDGE

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    Megan Davis

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    May 11, 2021 | 12:05 p.m.

    I'd love to know more about your recommendations for the printers and software that worked so well (just a 5% failure rate!) for RRAMI. Do you have video of the printers in action?

    Our college of engineering also had a face shield response effort, utilizing our laser cutter and purchased plastic materials: https://www.lipscomb.edu/news/peugeot-center-pi...

     
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    Eric Wooldridge

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    May 13, 2021 | 02:12 p.m.

    Hi Megan,

    Thank you so much for your question!

    I will attach a link to our recommendations for the 3D printers that we used during our Rapid Response Additive Manufacturing Initiative. I will also attach a link to our webpage that shows videos/pictures of the printers. 

    Link to recommendations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ugh943g0vFg...

    Link to RRAMI web page: https://somerset.kctcs.edu/news/2021/01152021-r...

    I checked out the masks that your college of engineering made and they look great! If you have any other questions, please ask!

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    Shawn Anderson

    May 11, 2021 | 07:58 p.m.

    Fabulous information!

     
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    Eric Wooldridge

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    May 13, 2021 | 02:10 p.m.

    Thank you!

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    Gerhard Salinger

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    May 11, 2021 | 10:27 p.m.

     

    This is an interesting project and has lots of potential. What did the students learn?  Was this project tied to a specific course? What roles did students play in this process?  Did they design and redesign the product?  Can this be used in project-based learning for students in which they not only have to learn about the technology of the process but also design, business issues and employability skills? 

     
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    Eric Wooldridge

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    May 13, 2021 | 04:05 p.m.

    Hi Gerhard,

    Thank you for your questions! 

    We would love to start incorporating this project with our students! However, the RRAMI project was completed by instructors at different colleges across Kentucky. 

    Our 3D printing courses include design, business issues and employability skills! We give our students all the tools to be successful in the additive manufacturing field. Most of our students take what they learn and apply it to their own job, even if their job is not in the AM field. We have many stories from former students who improved their job somehow with additive. 

  • May 13, 2021 | 09:29 a.m.

    Your video made me really happy because it was directly targeted at solving a crisis through engineering. The presentation was clear, succinct and didn't need bells and whistles to deliver the thesis. Congratulations. 

     
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    Eric Wooldridge

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    May 13, 2021 | 03:59 p.m.

    Thank you!

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    Joselina Cheng

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    May 13, 2021 | 02:27 p.m.

    Excellent way to promote 3D technology!! Logistically, how were facial shields and masks were delivered to the frontline workers, hospitals, nursing homes, etc.? What are the metrics for  measuring the broader impacts?   Thanks in advance for sharing.

     
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    Eric Wooldridge

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    May 14, 2021 | 08:56 a.m.

    Thank you for your questions!

    We quarantined the products for about 3 to 4 days, and then had volunteers to come and pick up boxes of the face shields for delivery. We used social media to handle a lot of the coordination of the incoming materials as well as maintaining regional awareness and targeting needs.

    The broader impacts are being tracked through overall statewide student enrollment in our additive literacy courses, the number of sites adopting our curriculum, and site reporting of projects that are occurring through additive manufacturing. 

     We especially use social media to track student employment in the additive field and what former students are doing with the technology once they hit the workforce. 

     Every new product that enters an Etsy store that is 3D printed, every small business that adopts low cost additive manufacturing for product or equipment enhancement, every job posting that we can capture. we try to collect it all through social media and encourage our students to share what they are doing and what they see being done with the technology. 

    We will be talking about some of this on 5-14-21 for those interested in virtually attending: 4th Virtual Symposium on Affordable Additive Manufacturing

    Link: shorturl.at/szEF4

     

     
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    Yolanda Abel

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    May 15, 2021 | 01:11 p.m.

     The RRAMI project is a great example of innovation and being responsive in the moment. How has this experience influenced the way in which instructors across Kentucky approach their teaching and projects they do with students? 

     
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