Chapters span across the southwest, including UCLA, University of Southern California, San Diego State University, University of Arizona, and many others, with membership constantly expanding. Our club’s main focus is on group projects, in which we design, manufacture, and test using CAD software and 3D printing. These projects range from recreational, like RC cars, to life-changing, like our prosthetic hand. In addition to our group efforts, 3D4E also supports members with the resources and expertise they might need to pursue their own individual ideas.
3D4E at UCLA is generously sponsored by AIO Robotics, New Matter, Robo3D, and XYZ. Their donations of printers and filament make our club's endeavours possible. Space for storage and operation of our printers is furnished by the UCLA Library system. We are also sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad, a start-up space that supports club events.
Brooke is a 3rd year bioengineering student who has been involved in 3D4E for two years. After spending this past summer interning at Dexcom, a San Diego company that makes Continuous Glucose Monitors for diabetes patients, she is planning to go into the biotech industry. In addition to 3D4E, Brooke loves spending her time exploring LA, going camping, and cheering on the Bruins in athletics.
Ryan is a second year undergraduate mechanical engineer. He is excited to design and manufacture for 3D4E, as he loves to exploit the versatility of 3D printing to make each organic idea become a reality. Also the ASME Battlebots Project Lead and a volunteer in UCLA’s Biomechatronics Lab, Ryan loves to exercise, shoot arrows with the archery team, and drool over the beautifully traumatic phenomenon that is Game of Thrones.
As a second year mechanical engineering student, Joey enjoys diving into new endeavours both literally and figuratively. He recently interned at WhiteWave foods, designing standard operating procedures for pneumatic valves as well as systems to improve safety and efficiency in valve handling. He was raised in a little town near Cologne, Germany and loves just about all outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, biking, and … scuba diving.
David is a second year aerospace engineering student, who joined 3D4E in order to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing. A lifelong Star Trek fan, he has a strong interest in human spaceflight and is the external vice president of UCLA's AIAA student branch. When not building rockets or tinkering with quadcopters, he is a big fan of jazz music and enjoys improvising on the piano and clarinet.