UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
'Save the World' in 3-D: Why You Don't Need a 3-D Printer to Get Started in 3-D Printing

'Save the World' in 3-D: Why You Don't Need a 3-D Printer to Get Started in 3-D Printing

Everyone's heard of 3-D printing, but not everyone has printed something ... in 3-D themselves. My guest Gabriel Krieshok thinks that they can, even without owning a 3-D printer. In another "remote episode" (since we have no other choice BUT to be remote) we talk with him about what 3-D printing is and how anyone can get started printing their own models and objects. We also discuss how communities around the country are using 3-D printers to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic by printing ventilator parts and personal protective equipment, such as visors. Lastly, we talk about how students, educators and especially communities can use 3-D printing in lieu of expensive wood, metal or drafting workshops to achieve similar results. 

Gabriel Krieshok is a Data Scientist and the Global Lead for Digital Transformations at Abt Associates. Gabriel has 15 years of experience in global technology initiatives, where his focus has been on building digital products that are well-designed for use. He's worked with the U.S. State Department, USAID, the Peace Corps, the World Bank, New America, and has advised consulted on a number of projects related to global technology. Gabriel is the founder of ProprThings, a 3d-printing design studio of "useful objects inspired by design solutions to everyday life." He holds a Master's of Science in Information and a Master's of Public Policy—both from the University of Michigan. In his spare time, Gabriel is working on a book of EveryDay Concepts, that he sketches on index cards.

Links to some of the resources Gabriel discusses on the show:

https://www.thingiverse.com - Digital Designs for Physical Objects  

https://craftcloud3d.com - 3-D Printing Service Partner

https://www.tinkercad.com - Create 3-D Designs With Online CAD

UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
UnfairNation is a podcast that discusses our nation's rising inequity and social, political and economic inequality. What it means for you and what you can do about it. Every so often we interview one person to understand their lived experience with inequality. The UnfairNation Podcast is recorded at the historic Herald Examiner Building in Los Angeles, in collaboration with The Difference Engine at Arizona State University. Thanks for tuning in!
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