How can 3D printing advance medicine and scientific research?


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the manager of the Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) at the University of Louisville, Tim Gornet has collaborated on numerous exciting and groundbreaking research and medical applications. Most recently, the center created a three-dimensional model of a child’s defective heart to allow the surgeons to plan and prepare for his surgery.

    At the next “Beer with a Scientist” event, Gornet will discuss more potential applications for 3D printing in medicine, scientific research and advanced manufacturing.

    The program begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26 at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.

    The Beer with a Scientist program began in 2014 and is the brainchild of UofL cancer researcher Levi Beverly, Ph.D. Once a month, the public is invited to enjoy exactly what the title promises: beer and science.

    Admission is free. Purchase of beer, other beverages or menu items is not required but is encouraged.

    Organizers add that they also encourage Beer with a Scientist patrons to drink responsibly.

    For more information and to suggest future Beer with a Scientist topics, follow Louisville Underground Science on Facebook.

    Betty Coffman
    Betty Coffman is a Communications Coordinator focused on research and innovation at UofL. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing.