McDonough features 3D Technology exhibit through Aug. 2

“Re-Shaping Ideas, Ingenuity in 3D Technology,” “Re-Shaping Ideas, Ingenuity in 3D Technology,” a free exhibition that gives visitors a hands-on understanding of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, runs through Aug. 2 at the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The exhibit is organized by the McDonough Museum YSU’s Center for Contemporary Art, AST2, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

3D printing allows for the creation of objects – one layer at a time. Earlier this year, President Obama declared Youngstown to be a leading center of 3D technology and additive manufacturing by establishing NAMII in downtown Youngstown.

“Re-Shaping Ideas, Ingenuity in 3D Technology” The exhibit is divided into four galleries. Three galleries cover the past, present and future of 3D printing presented in text, image and video. The fourth gallery is called

“Innovation Creation Space” and is an extension of AST2’s Inventor Cloud Program. It is a hands-on 3D printing lab open to the public for all ages. Individuals and groups must schedule time in the lab in advance. Lab hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 330-941-1400 to make a reservation.

Also part of the exhibit is the “imaterialise warhol challenge.” In February, i.materialize opened a specific design challenge focused on the distinctive work of Andy Warhol as part of collaboration with SME, the organizers of the RAPID event. The five finalists will be on view at the McDonough/. Read more at http://i.materialise.com/blog/entry/andy-warhol-challenge-the-finalists .

Additional programming includes the “Think it, Build it, 3D Expo” July 13 and 14.

Industry partners have been invited to set up displays in the galleries for two days during YSU’s Summer Festival of the Arts. The public will have the opportunity to find out how 3D printing technology is being implemented in the region.

The exhibit is the fourth in a series of community based projects organized by the McDonough Museum to extend its service as a unique center for public engagement and to further articulate the expansive value of creative thinking in everyday life.

The McDonough Museum of Art is located at 525 Wick Ave. on the campus of YSU in Youngstown, Ohio. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. For more information call 330-941-1400.