“Entrepreneurship Through 3D Printing” Offered at LHU’s Clearfield Campus

Clearfield, PA – Lock Haven University’s Department of Business and Computer Science, LHU Clearfield, and the Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation are coming together to offer “Entrepreneurship Through 3D Printing”. This complimentary seminar will provide an entry-level overview on 3D printers and how they can be used for new business development, rapid prototyping, and creating product that can be shared with potential investors. A basic 3D printer will be on hand to demonstrate the technology.

WHAT:          Entrepreneurship Through 3D Printing Seminar

WHEN:          Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Lock Haven University’s Clearfield Campus, 214 Founders Hall    

WHO:            Judy Hughes, (814) 768-3401 or jhughes@lhup.edu

Three-dimensional printing, or additive manufacturing, that can create an exact version of almost any physical object is proving to be an attractive business opportunity for entrepreneurs. What was once made on a factory floor in large patches can now be churned out through a desktop using technology commonly referred to as a 3D printing. A 3D printer is a limited type of industrial robot that is capable of carrying out an additive process under computer control and has application in many business sectors.

Krish Pillai, LHU professor, will be the guest presenter. Pillai holds a Ph.D. and an MS in Computer Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX. To register, please contact Judy Hughes at (814) 768-3401 or email jhughes@lhup.edu.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.