3-D Printers Give Students' Designs Life

Friday, November 13, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Richard Ortiz, the instructional support technician at SF State’s Department of Design and Industry, said six 3-D printers have been available to the department for the past few years. “(For students in the department, 3-D printing) has become second nature,” Richard Ortiz said. “It’s how we do things here. Students can make everything from cases that house electrical equipment to full models of objects. It allows students to see how (their designs) are going to feel in their hands.” While other departments on campus have had the same technology for a couple years, the creation of the new MakerSpace in Room 260 of the library aims to make the equipment available to all students, according to Information Technology Consultant Chris Novak.