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  • Nate Thiesfeld giving a demonstration of some 3D printed items

Stratasys demonstration trailer visits SCSU

Stratasys and H2I Group teamed up to bring the Stratasys demonstration trailer to St. Cloud State University July 13 where Technology Education teachers had the chance to view the newest educational technology and 3D printers available. 

Area teachers attending summer courses in technology education got the chance to get an up-close look at the equipment and ask questions of Stratasys employees and H2I Group representatives.

3D printed medical itemsAmy Klug '08 and Williams Ojewale '21, who are leading the CareerOne summer program brought their students in to learn about technology available in the manufacturing industry. The program teaches employable skills and introduces participants to opportunities in manufacturing on the St. Cloud State campus. 

H2I is an education partner of Stratasys and markets the technology to educators in K-12 and higher education to help prepare students for using equipment they'll experience in manufacturing and other fields. 

Technology like 3-D printing is being used in many fields from medicine to automotive and can be used to develop new design concepts or implement existing designs in new ways, said Nate Thiesfeld '98. 

St. Cloud State has long worked with Stratasys and H2I Group to test equipment and innovate ways to integrate the technology into the classroom. They have worked with both groups in the past to equip the Husky Make It Space in Headley Hall, the Technology & Engineering (T&E) Express and the TEC Network, which works with dozens of schools statewide to connect them with the latest technology and engineering equipment and support for teacher training and curriculum development.