UW Today

July 13, 2012

3-D printed boat to enter tomorrow’s Milk Carton Derby

News and Information

Members of the UW team with their freshly printed boat.

Members of the UW team with their freshly printed boat.University of Washington

WHAT: First boat made in 3-D printer to compete in Seattle’s annual Milk Carton Derby

WHO: Student members of UW Fabbers, the UW’s 3-D printing student club

WHEN: 9 a.m. – noon on Sat., July 14, 2012

Team will arrive by 8 a.m. to register for the 10:45 a.m. race

WHERE: Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 West Green Lake Way N, Seattle

DETAILS: The UW student 3-D printing club is entering what it believes is the world’s first 3-D printed boat in the annual Milk Carton Derby at Green Lake. The 7-foot boat was made from recycled, melted and extruded milk cartons that the students collected and then run through a large, custom-designed 3-D printer in the UW’s Mechanical Engineering Building.

Boat construction was completed Friday. Students will test the crafts seaworthiness Friday evening in Lake Washington.

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Club homepage: http://woof3d.org/

Club Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/UWFabbers

Milk Carton Derby: www.seafair.com/milkcartonderby/