UC Davis Biomedical Engineering


TEAM Design, Prototyping, and Fabrication Facilities Open House and Launch Party

Around 200 people attended the TEAM Design, Prototyping, and Fabrication Facilities Open House and Launch Party on Jan. 15. After introductory remarks by TEAM Director and Biomedical Engineering Department Chair Kyriacos Athanasiou, several TEAM clients gave short presentations about their collaborations with TEAM. Guests were then treated to a tour of the Design and Prototyping Space and the Metalworking Fabrication Shop. They got to see the 3D printers and design stations in action, and handle objects fabricated in the printers. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine got people mingling and imaginations tingling with the possibilities afforded by our full-service design, prototyping and fabrication facilities.

Guests listen as Facilities Manager Steven Lucero explains 3D printing technology.

TEAM Facilities Manager Steven Lucero shows a 3D printed bicycle chain.

 

 

Some of the design stations.

Circuit boards made on our printed circuit board mill.

 

One of the 3D printers in action.

 

TEAM works with a prosthetics company to make naturalistic prosthetic ears. The patient’s good ear is scanned and turned into a 3D model, and a mold is made using one of our 3D printers. The prosthetic material, which has a naturalistic look and feel, is poured into the mold and finished, resulting in the prosthetic ears shown here.

 

The reception had delicious food and wine.