3-D Printing Topic at Tech Meet-up

Jared Koenig talks about 3-D printing at Tech Meet-up. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Jared Koenig talks about 3-D printing at Tech Meet-up. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Three-D printing, also called additive printing, is a big part of the future of manufacturing.

That's according to Jared Koenig, who's the 3-D production and design manager for Ramaco Carbon in Sheridan.

Koenig talked about 3-D printing in a short presentation at Monday night's tech meet-up at Luminous Brewhouse.

Sponsored by Wyoming Technology Business Center and Phorge, a non-profit makerspace organization in Sheridan, the event was open to anyone interested in tech businesses, who are professional service providers or who just have ideas they'd like to share.

Scot Rendall, who's director of the business center, said the primary purpose of the meet-ups is networking, but an effort is also made to feature a guest who can speak on a topic of interest to the group.

Koenig said Ramaco has 3-D scanning and printing capabilities, and the possibilities for what can be printed are basically endless. He said that includes parts used in the aerospace and life science industries, and any part that has to be machined can be made from resins in 3-D printing.

He said Ramaco is currently using petroleum-based resins but is working on replacing those with cheaper coal-based resins.

Rendall said he hopes to have one or two more tech meet-ups, then take summer off and resume the meet-ups in September.

Close-up of a lattice creation done by 3-D printing. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Close-up of a lattice creation done by 3-D printing. (Photo by Pat Blair)
People gathered around the sign-up table. (Photo by Pat Blair)
People gathered around the sign-up table. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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