Imagine, Click, Create
3-D Printing at UConn
Three-dimensional or 3-D printing has become a buzz word, if not ubiquitous in today’s world. It is a time and cost effective tool in engineering and manufacturing to create customized and highly complex objects. Need a part for something, remarkably – whether a thing or a person – and you’re likely to hear how 3-D printing has been called into service.
New applications for 3-D printed ceramics, polymers, and metals are topics of current research. Some applications include printing living cells or implants for various parts of the body.
Earlier this year, Homer Babbidge Library established a 3-D Printing Studio, staffed by members of UConn’s 3-D Printing Club, which already has plans for expansion.
This exhibition of student projects that use 3-D printing provides a glimpse into the capabilities of this technology.
Intimate Landscapes and Urban Portraits
Photographs by Al Malpa
Norman D. Stevens Gallery
Al Malpa describes himself not as a photographic artist, but as a student of photography who is inspired by such masters of the craft as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Walker Evans. His photographs capture small moments in life, revealing the beauty and character of familiar subjects and events.
A staff photographer with the Chronicle of Willimantic since 2008, he is the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism in the Breaking News Photograph category for newspapers with a circulation under 50,000. He has also won national and regional first place awards from National Press Photographers Association, New England Newspaper and Press Association and The Society of Professional Journalists. To see more of his work, visit: almalpa.com.