Lessons in Manufacturing - Solid Innovations hosts First Langan Launch Box Additive Manufacturing Course

- Penn State's Langan Launch Box, Reading Pennsylvania - 

Started in 2015, Solid Innovations, LLC, is a software company focused on creating solutions that make manufacturing equipment intelligent. Their current focus is centered on building user friendly software that makes 3D-Printers Smart in the pursuit of making 3D-Printing an easier to learn technology.

Additive Manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D-Printing, is an expensive and difficult skill to learn. The additive learning curve is steep and users often struggle with reliability and quality issues inherent in the 3D-Printing process. To resolve these headaches, Solid Innovations developed software for 3D-Printers that automates the repetitive steps of the Additive workflow to enable less skilled users to perform standard tasks more reliably. This enhanced process reliability originates from their patented technology that allows 3D-Printers to be self-aware and understand errors occurring in the 3D-Printing process.

 Local student from the Mentors for Berks Youth Program watching a 3D-Printer fabricate her part

Local student from the Mentors for Berks Youth Program watching a 3D-Printer fabricate her part

 Solid Innovations founder Joe Sinclair teaching PerceptEngine to Students

Solid Innovations founder Joe Sinclair teaching PerceptEngine to Students

To prove out their technology, Solid Innovations founder Joseph M. Sinclair partnered with Penn State Berks to act as an entrepreneur in residence within their Langan Launch Box facility. Since partnering, Solid Innovations has begun teaching local members of the community the basics of 3D-Printing while utilizing their PerceptEngine software as a teaching aid during discussions and demonstrations.

At the Langan Launch Box 3D-Printing lab, Penn State students, local community members and youth, are able to participate in 3D-Printing courses that provide the foundational skills required to understand and fabricate components with Additive processes.

Students are provided computers and 3D-Printers during the lessons and are able to make their own designs by the end of each class.

Solid Innovations, along with Penn State University, understands the importance of educating local communities on the latest advances in technology. 3D-Printing is the latest wave of innovation in the manufacturing industry and constantly evolving. In order for communities, businesses, and academia to keep up, there must continue to be an open dialogue between innovators and the manufacturing community. 

This is why Solid Innovations continues to run courses using their PerceptEngine software to better educate the public and private sectors of the newest advances in 3D-Printing technology. It's a core belief at Solid Innovations that community leadership is the key Additive Manufacturing success in America. With the support and understanding of local community members, Additive Manufacturing will usher in the next industrial revolution.

 Joseph Sinclair explaining the 3D-Printing process to students

Joseph Sinclair explaining the 3D-Printing process to students

 

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