Cornell Rapid Prototyping Laboratory
Lab Manager
January 2018 — Present

[link to Cornell RPL site]

The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (RPL) is an entirely student-staffed makerspace catering to engineering project teams and Cornell Engineering classes. RPL has ten 3D printers from industry pioneers like Stratasys, Markforged, and Formlabs, among others, as well as two laser cutters and one CNC router. 

I’ve worked at RPL as a student employee since January 2018, and I’ve been co-Lead of the Lab since May 2019. As student employees, we are responsible for the upkeep and throughput of the equipment in the Lab, as well as acting as consultants, working with students to better design their parts and expanding the knowledge of rapid prototyping methods on campus.

As a co-Lead, I supervise a dozen student employees and am responsible for increasing the efficiency of the Lab and its equipment, working closely with MAE department staff.

The Techno CNC Router located within RPL

Some of the FDM/FFF printers used to print PLA, PC-Max, and TPU