‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to showcase 3D printing technologies and applications

Who: Stan Hitomi, retired educator and district administrator for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, will present “3D Printing: From Imagination to Realization” joined by a host of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists, including: Eric Duoss, Julie Mancini, Monica Moya, Dominique Porcincula, William Smith, Chris Spadaccini and Becca Walton. The event is the final lecture in the 2023 series of Science on Saturday lectures showcasing “70 Years of Science” at the Laboratory.

What: The presentation will familiarize the audience with the revolutionary process of additive manufacturing (AM) — commonly known as 3D printing — which allows researchers and enthusiasts alike to turn computer models into real-life objects. Presenters will discuss the variety of printing technologies used at LLNL as well as detail the crucial processes of design, feedstock formulation and performance testing. Scientists also will share the diverse and sometimes unexpected applications of 3D printing, such as in cancer biology. To learn more, click here.

When: Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.

Where: The Mertes Theater, Bldg. 4000, Las Positas College

Note: Science on Saturday is sponsored by LLNL's University Relations and Science Education Program. Lectures are free, open to the public and specifically targeted to middle-school and high-school students. For more information about Science on Saturday, visit the web or contact the LLNL Science Education Program.