3D printing puts University of Minnesota students at industry forefront



By Matt M. Johnson, Finance and Commerce

“Barely 6 inches long, Lee Anderson’s green, gypsum-powder model of a double hyperbolic paraboloid roof line hardly seems the most impressive object in the Digital Fabrication Lab at the University of Minnesota.

Though not impossible to draw or build, the calculus-derived shape defies the modeling abilities of even Anderson, a professor at the university’s School of Architecture. Instead of attempting to carve it, as he was apt to do in his post-graduate days, Anderson designed it on a computer, then printed it.”

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