figure6-15Myron Kayton Science Pub #25 - A Tour of 3D Printing

Join us on an introduction to 3D printing by subject matter expert, published author and former JPL engineer Joan Horvath, cofounder of Nonscriptum LLC


When: Sunday, February 25th, 3pm to 4pm

Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: No charge, but pre-registration is required

Contact: Ethel Laczko, or German Enciso,
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3D printing (sometimes called “additive manufacturing”) has been around for over 30 years. One reason it has been in the news for the last decade has been the proliferation of low-cost printers. Speaker Joan Horvath will give a brief history of the industry and describe why various key events occurred when they did, and how they have shaped the market today.  Additive manufacturing technology has diversified into many different techniques and applications, driven in part by innovative materials, ranging from metals to scaffolds for living cells. Sophisticated prints can be made on low-cost consumer-level 3D printers, including certain metal parts (although they need to be sintered afterwards). Additive manufacturing also has the potential to make math more accessible to many students who struggle with equations on a blackboard. Joan will do a sweep through these topics and more.

Joan Horvath started her career as a conventional rocket scientist, with engineering degrees from MIT and UCLA and a long stint at JPL. Then she moved into the entrepreneurial world, where she has migrated into a focus on 3D printing in general and its use to teach math and science in particular. Most recently, for nearly nine years Joan has had a creative partnership with 3D printer guru Rich Cameron, Nonscriptum LLC ( with a focus on training people to use 3D printing, open-source electronics, and similar tech. Joan and Rich have also collaborated on ten books, most recently “Make:Trigonometry.” They have also created online courses on additive manufacturing. Their long-term goal is to change how math and science are taught by developing hands-on STEM books and curricula.

About the Myron Kayton Science Pub Series:
The Science Pub series is named after former Club president Myron Kayton ’56, who was a regular attendee of the Pub talks and had a deep commitment to science, having served as Deputy Manager for Lunar Module Guidance and Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the 1960s.

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3:00PM - 4:00PM Sun 25 Feb 2024, Pacific timezone

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