Introduction to 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

I’ve been invited to give a presentation on the different methods available for rapid prototyping, along with their various strengths and weaknesses.  I’ve been promised that Shapeways will let us borrow some sample pieces to show off in addition to my own bag of tricks, I’m also trying to get a friend to bring his MakerBot so you can see a part grow before your eyes. Wax seals will also be available for immediate purchase – save on shipping!

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Admission is free, includes pizza and soda.  Details below:

The IEEE Consultants Network of Long Island (LICN) is presenting a lecture titled:

Introduction to 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

Speaker:   Harry R. Burger

Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 7:00pm

This seminar is free and all are invited. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm.


“If you can imagine it, you can build it.” That is the promise of the newest breed of manufacturing technology.  Learn about the different processes that can produce nearly any shape you can think of as a single, solid piece, with no tooling.  Material options now include plaster, plastics, elastomers, paper, metals, glass, ceramic, sugar, and chocolate.

0.2 CEU Credits See Registration on-line

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who desires a better understanding of the issues underlying rapid prototyping and 3D printing

Speaker Bio:

Harry R. Burger is a design engineer and consultant from Huntington, NY.  He has a dual BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi honor society and holds a patent for a point of purchase display.  More information is available at


This lecture will be held at Briarcliffe College, The Great Room, 1055 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY. See for a map and directions. The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM. Pizza will be served at 6:30 PM.


The presentation is open to the general public. Pre-registration is not required, but is requested if CEU credit is planned. Please send pre-registration e-mail to There is no admission fee, but there is a $25 fee for CEU credit.

 For further information contact John Dunn at 516-378-0979.

The IEEE has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this approval, the IEEE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, IEEE is authorized to offer IACET CEUS for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.”  IACET CEU Provider #1255