Applications and Implementation of 3D Printing in Your Research Lab

Wed, Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM EST{LOCAL_TZ}

49 mins

Event Overview

3D printers are powerful research tools used for experimentation, creating research models, device prototyping, and many other applications. Labs around the world are adopting this technology to advance their research and solve complex problems. Learn more about the most important additive manufacturing technologies, and how you can successfully integrate 3D printing into your lab.

At the end of this webinar, you will know:

- The different 3D printing technologies and how they compare
- Specific applications of 3D printing in a lab setting
- Best practices from leaders in lab management on how to run high output 3D printing centers
- The strategies, workflows, materials, and space management needed to successfully integrate 3D printing into a laboratory environment


Chris Haynes
Shop Manager
MIT International Design Center

Chris Haynes is the Shop Manager for the International Design Center (IDC) at MIT, a cross-disciplinary design center focused on diverse design activities. At the IDC, Chris oversees the daily operations of the shop. He manages three work and build spaces that house resident research groups and MIT's Architecture and Engineering departments. In his role as Shop Manager, Chris coordinates, plans and directs activities in the shop that support design across all five schools at MIT. He coordinates process flows, assists with productions schedules, initiates productivity and quality improvement measures, troubleshoots machine shop problems, and insures a safe work environment.

Chris has seven years of wood-working, creative and hands-on machining experience, with proficiency on the most challenging machines including CNCs and lathes. He has taught at Mass Art, and holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

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