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TEDx speaker to present ‘3D Printing for Humans’ in Truckee

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Silicon Mountain next week will welcome Scott Summit to present: “3D Printing for Humans: Medical, Food and Space Applications.”

Newly available 3D printing tools mean many of the methods we’ve used to improve human lives through development of prosthetics, casts, exoskeletons and more can be completely reconsidered.

These new technologies lend themselves not only to new approaches to problem solving, but also to new business models that allow the integration of design, medicine and technology.

Summit will explore applications where combinations of 3D printing and 3D scanning are applied, such as limb loss, scoliosis and exo-skeletal robotics. Next-generation applications, such as 3D printing in space, and the printing of food will also be discussed.

Summit, senior director of design at 3D Systems, which acquired the company he founded, Bespoke Innovations, in 2012, is a three-time TEDx speaker.

His designs have won international recognition, and his clients have included Apple and Nike.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain’s meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee.

A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after Summit’s presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and TEKSystems.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area. Visit http://www.TahoeSiliconMountain.com to learn more.