3DEO Hosts Students on VIP Innovation Tour



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3DEO Inc., a Los Angeles-based metal 3D-printing technology company, hosts the two winning teams of Carrot Group’s Mission: Impact Challenge – Connected Community challenge on their VIP Innovation Tour. The six students got to meet the team and learn more about the company’s technology.

The students’ teams were the Grand Prize winners in the Mission: Impact Challenge – Connect Community, a program designed to inspire middle and high school students from Compton Unified School District to dream up solutions leveraging technology to quickly identify the signs and symptoms of those experiencing trauma and build a connected community for support and healing. The program was funded by Venus and Serena Williams. The Grand Prize was a VIP Innovation Tour around Los Angeles where they met with leading innovators and experienced breakthrough technologies.

The students were led by Elias Ashe, a mechanical engineer at 3DEO, on a tour of all things 3D printing. The visit started with a discussion of the different 3D-printing processes, followed by a Q&A. The students were then taken on a factory tour, where they got to peek into the company’s R&D room. Ashe demonstrated how the company uses plastic printers to make parts for its metal 3D printers. The students witnessed the real-time print of plastic elephants and got to each take one home. The students then got to learn about production metal 3D printing and the company’s proprietary technology, intelligent layering. The tour finished with a visit to company’s in-house machine shop and the students learned more about postprocessing operations.

Carrot Group is the leading organization engaging, cultivating and celebrating young innovators to solve real-world problems using science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Carrot Group designs various programs for preschool children to college students and through the belief that the power of competition inspires learning, creativity and innovation. Carrot Group is dedicated to connecting students with cutting-edge companies like 3DEO. 3DEO is proud to be an inspiration to these young innovators and hopes to continue to inspire creativity.