Connor McClean is a master’s (non-thesis) candidate in the Advanced Manufacturing interdisciplinary program and one of Mines’ track and field athletes. As an undergraduate, he was on a team that built a custom, open-platform additive manufacturing (AM) machine that can print in a range of viscous materials from metallic paste to ceramics to biomaterial. The machine helped kick-start the Advanced Manufacturing teaching lab. As an MSNT student, he’s working on another custom printer, one that uses high-powered lasers to melt metal powder. Connor plans to combine the wealth of experience and knowledge he’s gained at Mines with his entrepreneurial spirit to start his own AM company after he graduates. Read more about Connor »