ProtoCAM: Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping.

Check-In Time with the Engineering Interns

August 8, 2022

This summer, ProtoCAM employed two engineering interns for an eight-week program. They had the opportunity to learn additional skills that will be beneficial for their career choices. 

Evan Transue is a student at Millersville University who is studying Applied Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing. He chose to intern with ProtoCAM because of his interest in 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing. Evan got to see firsthand the many challenges from ProtoCAM customers utilizing this technology for their manufacturing requirements. 

Our second intern is Kurt Pepper, a student at Temple University who is studying Mechanical Engineering. Kurt believes that Additive Manufacturing is the way of the future. With this in mind, Kurt decided to intern at ProtoCAM to see real life applications utilizing 3D Printing. 

Kurt said of his time here, “I hope to use my experience here by helping design and manufacture new parts for cars. I also want to open more companies to the 3D Printing Manufacturing industry.”

Both students created a project for their intern completion.

Kurt chose a small scale Batman head with a lattice structure printed on the Carbon DLS printer.

Interns Kurt and Evan

Interns Kurt (left) and Evan (right) holding their final projects beside the printer they used to create it.

Evan printed a skull that has multiple features and comes apart. He says, “I chose this project because it has many cool parts that need timely finishing, which allows me to use the skills I learned at ProtoCAM.”

Both students had the opportunity to work with the various 3D Printing processes and advanced finishing processes ProtoCAM offers to their customers. In addition to this, they both got to see the advantages of producing parts quicker and more efficiently than traditional manufacturing techniques. 

Whatever their career paths might be, we trust they learned useful skills during their internship with ProtoCAM.

Kurt and Evan… ProtoCAM thanks you for your interest in our industry and wishes you all the best back in school!