If there’s only one university in all of Indiana achieving a place among the nation’s top on-campus makerspaces, it’s bound to be the university with “maker” as part of their “Boilermaker” nickname. Thanks to makerspaces on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, most notably, the Bechtel Innovation Design Center (Bechtel), students have around-the-clock access to rooms and […]
The basement electronics lab is now open in the BIDC. Please come on in, preliminary hours are Mon 9am – 11:59am, 2:30pm – 5pm, Tues 9am – 5pm, Wed 9am – 11:59am, 2pm – 5pm, Thur 3pm – 5pm and Fri 9am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 5pm.
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
As of 12/5/2017 the BIDC now has 582 registered student users as we enter into the final busy week of the semester. Operations began 10/4/2017 .
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. […]
Watch the video at the BIDC youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeXLMreJsC8. The 5-axis trunnion is a Haas TR160 inside one of our VF-4 CNCs. The piece will be the engine block for a working rotary engine designed and machined entirely by Purdue undergraduate students. They are Tyler Field, Jake Piekarski, Clark Tow, Jacob Carson and the […]
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!
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 – Manufacturing lab (wood, metal and plastic) and the BIDC229 – Prototyping lab (3D printing and laser cutter) are open.
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