This weekend on Pier 86 in New York City, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will present their third annual Space & Science Festival next to the historic WWII aircraft carrier after which the museum is named. The Intrepid Museum has partnered with 3D Systems to give a view of how science and technology has impacted exploration and our defense system.
Of course 3D printing is a big player in science these days with NASA, DOD and just about every US Government Lab working to improve their programs with additive manufacturing. For the past 2 years, 3D Systems has worked with the Education and Exhibits Departments of the Intrepid Museum on several fronts. One area involves digitizing and then 3D Printing historic artifacts to preserve them and allow them to be shared with other institutions. The other big area of course is the popular use of 3D Printing in STEM education. The Museum actually houses a media lab with 3D Printers from the Cube product line, computers running the Cubify Digital Design Suite, and Sense 3D Scanners.
At the weekend Space and Science Festival 3D Systems will be scanning attendees and demonstrating 3D Printing – all showing first hand the power of the technology. There will also be talks on fascinating topics like Space Poop and real live astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin, signing autographs. To get details for today and tomorrow, go to the Intrepid Museum Festival webpage.