The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering (FE), Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), in collaboration with the ASME NDU Student Section, ASME Lebanon Section, and Cube 3DP, organized on February 28, 2018, the “NDU Third 3D Printing Day.”
The event started with a presentation about the latest additive manufacturing technologies. NDU alumnus and Cube3DP CEO, Mr. Patrick Ziadeh, emphasized the differences between traditional and additive manufacturing techniques. He presented the different 3D printing technologies and materials used and their differences. With new materials, new methods, and new applications, the 3D printing field is revolutionizing prototyping and manufacturing and changing the worlds of design, medicine, and construction, etc. Mr. Ziadeh said that many possible options are available for choosing a rapid prototyping solution each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. He focused on the three main types of rapid prototyping solutions available today: fused filament fabrication (FFF), stereolithographic (SLA), and selective laser sintering (SLS).
Earlier, students from different Lebanese universities as well as #NDUers submitted different prototypes and took part in the first Lebanese 3D printing competition. The results were announced during the demonstration:
- First Place: Gabriel Ajami, US$100 in cash, 1 3D printed golden trophy, and US$100 worth of 3D printing;
- Second Place: Imad Alawieh, 1 3D printed silver trophy and US$50 worth of 3D printing; and
- Third Place: Team ASME- LAU Student Chapter, 1 3D printed bronze trophy.