Want to learn how to build your own 3D printer? In a two-week intensive workshop this summer at the Anderson Ranch Arts Centre in Colorado, Tom Lauerman guided a dozen workshop participants to do just that. Lauerman, an assistant professor in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, hopes to bring the workshop to the University in the near future.
“3D printing is a powerful technology that we are only just beginning to integrate alongside all the other tools and techniques artists and designers regularly use,” said Lauerman. “If we intend to use this new tool well, to its full potential, we have to understand it in the way artists have always understood their tools. One very good way to understand something is to build it.”