BIDC numbers to closeout 2017

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Students registered: 628 Major Breakdown by School (all schools >3%): 28% Mechanical Engineering 23% Aeronautics and Astronautics 10% Purdue Polytechnic Institute 9% Electrical and Computer Engineering 6% Civil Engineering 4% College of Science 4% Other   Projects: 202 started/completed   3D printing: 433 prints completed, 19kg of material used

BIDC 3D Print Support enables JTRP at Purdue Support of TSCO Drone Operations

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BIDC training and 3D printers enabled JTRP Purdue drone experts Darcy Bullock and Ayman Habib to support the Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Office to maximize the use of their drones. By turning computer 3D models of accident scenes into real plastic 3D models the accident reconstructions can be used as evidence. http://www.wlfi.com/content/news/Purdue-drone-experts-help-advance-TSCO-drone-program-461979043.html – 3D printers at approx. […]

Facts and figures from the first few weeks of operation

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132 projects registered, 35 completed. 223 students have completed the safety training to date. Machining continues to be popular, particularly the Waterjet cutter and the mills and lathes. 3D Printing (https://www.purdue.edu/bidc/start/3d-printing/) and lasercutting (https://www.purdue.edu/bidc/start/laser-cutting-and-engraving/) is another area where we are seeing a lot of projects!

We have soft-started!

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Please come on by between 9am to 5pm. To get registered to use the facility start here: https://engineering.purdue.edu/aflapps/AFL_projects/bidc_gettingstarted.php Currently the BIDC103 РManufacturing lab (wood, metal and plastic) and the BIDC229 РPrototyping lab (3D printing and laser cutter) are open.

The Bechtel Innovation Design Center has been dedicated!

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On Saturday the 23rd of September, 2017 the Bechtel Innovation Design Center was dedicated by University President, Mitch Daniels and the Deans of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and the College of Engineering, Dean Gary Bertoline and Dean Mung Chiang. http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/36445661/purdue-opens-innovation-design-center http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/18.5-million-purdue-design-facility-creates-magnet-space-for-collaborative-creativity,-prototyping.html https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/newsroom/bechtel-center-dedicated-as-magnet-space-for-student-projects http://www.wlfi.com/story/36437333/bechtel-innovation-design-center-created-to-inspire-students