Penn State opens Libraries’ Maker Commons 3-D printing lab, Invention Studio

Penn State News. A new 3-D printing lab in Penn State’s University Libraries is now open, giving Penn State students and faculty at all campuses the opportunity to dream up, design and print almost anything. The lab, called the Maker Commons, houses a large-scale printing installation of 32 MakerBot desktop 3-D printers as well as the Invention Studio, where University Park students can use littleBits for rapid prototyping of devices, and offers consultants to answer questions and help with projects.

PA manufacturing to showcase best practice in sustainability through NASCAR Challenge

sustainability.psu.edu. E3 (Economy – Energy – Environment): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U. S. Department of Commerce’s NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and NASCAR Green are working together to encourage businesses to operate in a green and sustainable fashion by launching the third NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge.