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Minnesota Technical Symposium
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MinnTS is an annual joint meeting of area technical and scientific organizations. The first meeting occurred in March 2003. The 2003 meeting was sponsored by four participating groups (MMS, SEMI, AVS and ASM). By 2005, the number of participating groups had doubled to eight.

MinnTS was started for the purpose of providing a venue for local technical professionals to get together for networking, dinner, and technical presentations given by local experts. The speakers are deliberately chosen from the local area, to avoid travel expenses and to minimize costs for the participating organizations. In some cases speakers from outside the area have been able to combine an appearance at MinnTS with scheduled visits to area businesses. Because of the wide diversity represented by the sponsoring organizations, the speakers are chosen to present a range of general interest topics. Click here for previous speakers & topics


Date: March 7, 2019

Location: Ecolab Schuman Campus, EcoCafe
                  655 Lone Oak Drive
                  Eagan, MN 55121
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                  Enter through Building E (Different building this year!)
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Attendance: All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Reservations: Details to be posted soon. Reservations open in early Feb 2019.

Topic:

Advances in 3D Printing


Speakers:

Dr. Michael McAlpine
Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota

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3D Printing Functional Materials & Devices
McAlpine Talk

The ability to three-dimensionally interweave biological and functional materials could enable the creation of devices possessing unique and compelling geometries, properties, and functionalities. Indeed, interfacing active devices with biology in 3D could impact a variety of fields, including regenerative bioelectronics, smart prosthetics, biomedical devices, and human- machine interfaces. Biology, from the molecular scale of DNA and proteins, to the macroscopic scale of tissues and organs, is three-dimensional, often soft and stretchable, and temperature sensitive. This renders most biological platforms incompatible with the fabrication and materials processing methods that have been developed and optimized for functional electronics, which are typically planar, rigid and brittle. A number of strategies have been developed to overcome these dichotomies. Our approach is to use extrusion-based multi-material 3D printing, which is an additive manufacturing technology that offers freeform, autonomous fabrication. This approach addresses the dichotomies presented above by (1) using 3D printing and imaging for personalized, multifunctional device architectures; (2) employing 'nano-inks' as an enabling route for introducing diverse material functionality; and (3) 3D printing a range of functional inks to enable the interweaving of a diverse palette of materials, from biological to electronic. 3D printing is a multiscale platform, allowing for the incorporation of functional nanoscale inks, the printing of microscale features, and ultimately the creation of macroscale devices. This blending of 3D printing, functional materials, and 'living' platforms may enable next-generation 3D printed devices, from a one-pot printer.



Amy Sissala
R&D Senior Print Engineer
Stratasys

Schedule of Events:
4:30 Ecolab Tours Begin - Tour Ecolab's Central Plant, Food & Beverage, & Pest Training Facilities (Different tours from previous years!)
5:15 Last Ecolab Tour Departs
5:00 - 6:00 Registration, Social with Refreshments and Light Appetizers
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 7:15 Welcome message, Introductions (Gary Korba)
7:15 - 8:00 Dr. Michael McAlpine - "3D Printing Functional Materials & Devices"
8:00 - 8:15 Break
8:15 - 9:00 Amy Sissala

Dinner Menu:

  • Herb Crusted Dijon Chicken
  • dinner rolls
  • Salad
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Dessert
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