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2:15 p.m., Makerspace

2:15 p.m., Makerspace

Nicole L. Craw April 01, 2024

The burning smell of freshly cut wood permeates the air as bioengineering graduate student Amanda Duritsch uses the table saw in UD’s Makerspace Lab. She’s making mounting brackets for what she calls her Patent Project, a gallery wall of wood etchings illustrating UD and Dayton engineers’ inventions.

“I noticed we didn’t have anything in our building highlighting UD and Dayton engineering inventions, even though we have so many of them,” Duritsch said.

Amanda Duritsch uses the table saw in UD’s Makerspace Lab

She laser cuts each wooden piece with the official patent text, diagrams from the patent application, the date and inventor’s name. They hang in a Kettering Labs office on the first floor.

The Makerspace Lab teaches product development and gives students resources to use a variety of fabrication materials and techniques including wood, metal, electronics, welding, laser cutting and 3D printing.

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