Cuesta College’s Business & Entrepreneurship Center will host a seminar on innovative 3D printing and rapid prototype manufacturing processes on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The seminar, scheduled 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, is free to students and costs $50 for the public. It will be held at Cuesta’s Associated Students Auditorium, Room 5401.

It will discuss 3-D printer technology, which has nothing to do with paper printers. The process allows manufacturers to create an object by stacking one layer of material — typically plastic or metal — on top of another.

Speakers include Nathan Bair, a local product and technology development consultant, and representatives from RapidTech, which helps businesses develop new products and designs using these new technologies, and Solid Concepts Inc., a supplier of rapid prototyping, direct digital manufacturing, tooling and injection molding services.

“Advances in 3D printing and other rapid prototyping technologies provide the inventor or specialized manufacturer with the tools and knowledge needed to rapidly advance prototype development today,” said Israel Dominguez, director of Cuesta’s entrepreneurship center.

Attendees must RSVP. For more details and registration, visit


Released Oct. 27, 2011