Pearce on Printing Your Lab

3D Printing
3D Printing

Chemistry and Industry Magazine published a story about the use of open-source 3-D printing to make inexpensive laboratory equipment developed by Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and his research group.

From Tech Today.

Print your own lab

With the cost of 3D printers falling in price, such that a build-it-yourself 3D printer is now available for less than $1000, this kind of advanced manufacturing technology is now open to almost anybody, even scientists. So rather than paying for expensive scientific equipment, it becomes possible for scientists to fabricate their own versions at a fraction of the cost, as Joshua Pearce, an associate professor of materials science at Michigan Technological University, US, has shown.

Read more at Chemistry & Industry, by John Evans.