Post-processing – the labor intensive, detailed work that must occur after an additively manufactured part is printed before it is ready for use – currently accounts for 46 percent of the cost of metal 3D printing. Overall, metal additive manufacturing is projected to be a $25 billion a year industry by 2025.
The Make Masks for Mines effort is seeking volunteers with the skill, will and sewing machines to make masks as soon as possible. Local volunteers can also schedule a time to pick up Mines-furnished fabric for the project.
A Colorado School of Mines glaciologist was part of a team of scientists that used the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space to make precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.
“With the rapid changes to the higher education landscape brought on by COVID-19, it’s even more important than ever to advance our MINES@150 strategic plan. To do that, we need great leaders focused on driving our critical initiatives," President Paul C. Johnson and Provost Richard Holz told campus.