ProtoCAM is pleased to welcome Nolan Kacsur, who will be joining ProtoCAM for the summer as one of our interns. Kacsur, along with our marketing intern, Ashley Jordan, is taking part in Governor Tom Wolf’s State Local Internship Program (SLIP), which provides for summer internships with local employers across Pennsylvania. He has come to ProtoCAM to learn more about the aspects of engineering within the 3D printing field.
Kacsur grew up in Alburtis, Pennsylvania. Early on in his high school career at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI), he became interested 3D printing. By being exposed to different levels of engineering, his love for manufacturing 3D parts grew. With the knowledge he gains from ProtoCAM, Kacsur hopes to work with all the different machines involved in 3D printing in a future career.
Our second summer intern is delighted to be thrown into a industry he has previously only participated in as a hobby. At home, Kacsur works with his personal 3D printer (a FlashForge 3D printer). He uses this machine to build the parts for his personal hobby of train modeling. “Most people won’t know [the final product] is 3d-printed after you finish them and paint them up,” Kacsur says with a laugh. Kacsur also enjoys photographing landscapes and trains, and editing these photos in his spare time.
Currently at ProtoCAM, Kacsur is learning about urethane casting, as he assists both our finishing technicians and our Vice President of Additive Manufacturing, Ed Graham in day-to-day operations. Throughout his internship, Kacsur will learn the basics of all the finishing areas and printers that ProtoCAM offers. So far, he finds that the most interesting job he has experienced at ProtoCAM is working with CAD drawing programs and setting up the machines, but he is excited to learn more.
We are elated to have Kacsur here with us over the summer for this beneficial learning experience, and can’t wait to help him achieve his goal of learning the many layers that make up the 3D print process.
To learn more about the SLIP program and the students it benefits, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/pennsylvania-investing-2-8-million-expand-summer-internship-programs/.