Are you interested in 3D printing or additive manufacturing in general? Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF) is a registered student organization that is dedicated to all things related to this rapidly growing field. We offer the opportunity for hands-on experience in many different disciplines, including (but not limited to): mechanical, materials science, computer science, and electrical engineering. There are many different methods of fabrication that you may develop skills in as well.
The club often focuses on a few different projects, enabling you to focus on something that strongly interests you or take a more broad look at all your different options. One of our main projects that you may have already heard of is our boat team. The boat team focuses on our largest printer, Big Red, and using it to print boats up to 7 to 8 feet in length with recycled materials.
Using some of the technologies developed here in the club, three students went to England and won the 3D4D Challenge, receiving $100,000 with which to start a company dedicated to further advancing 3D printing from recycled or waste materials in developing nations.
If you are interested in the many opportunities available to someone with experience building, using, or developing additive manufacturing technologies, join us for our “Come One Come All” meeting; Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. We will start the meeting at 5:00PM in MEB 103, and follow up with a tour of our club workroom in MEB G045.