Tumbleston '06 returns to Elon for colloquium on 3D printing
The alumnus presented on the novel 3D printing technology used by his Redwood City, California-based firm, Carbon.
John Tumbleston '06, a recipient of the Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award, returned to campus on May 9 to present a colloquium titled "Stop Prototyping. Start Producing. Carbon’s promise to transform manufacturing with Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP)."
Now with the 3D printing firm Carbon in Redwood City, California, Tumbleston was recognized by Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, in 2014 with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Tumbleston explained that Carbon’s goal is to become the recognized leader in polymer-based additive manufacturing. After unveiling its core 3D printing technology in 2015, Carbon has enabled new manufacturing applications with its unique material offerings, print speed and part surface finish.
Tumbleston talked about the details of the science of CLIP along with a few recent examples where the technology is used for manufacturing applications.