For Jerry Grech, it’s all about helping students find the missing piece. Grech, who got his start in auto and space engineering, has been the machine shop coordinator for the past four years in the Faculty of Science at York University, Canada’s third largest university. Now, Grech says, 3D printing is paving the way into the future for students. The university uses four uPrint® 3D Printers — three of which are in the School of Engineering.
Quality and cost are two reasons professors and students are relying more heavily on 3D printing, according to Grech. Because he handles all purchasing for the machine shop, he’s able to quickly tell if a project would be cheaper and easier to do with a 3D printer.
The white 3D printed stabilizer on this poster board stand is an example of functional parts created by York University students.
“Our motto with 3D printing is: If you can think it, we can design it and we can print it.”
Jerry Grech, machine shop coordinator, York University, Toronto, Canada