3d printing


Los Angeles, CA Thursday, June 24 2015 - During The Angel City Games at UC Los Angeles from June 19-20, Eezitec founders Ray Dipasupil, Mitchel Dumlao, and David Rodriguez announced their collaboration with Sports & Social Change and UCLA Adaptive Recreation to bring 3D Printing to the world of Adaptive Sports, as well as revealing two 3D Printed Footplates they designed and printed for sports wheelchairs.

The project was part of a 14-week-long research report by Howard K. Brodwin (Founder of Sports & Social Change) and UCLA Anderson School of Management on 3D printing technology and how it can be used to reduce costs and help introduce people with disabilities into the world of adaptive sports. The study was conducted by a team of six UCLA Anderson School of Management students, in which Eezitec had a hand in contributing in. The resulting report highlighted the potential impact of 3D printing on the development, design and manufacturing process of adaptive sports equipment.

According to the report, the challenge for people with disabilities interested in adaptive sports was the cost of obtaining equipment. The study was principally focused on adaptive sports equipment such as wheelchairs for basketball, tennis, and racing, as well as skis, hand-cycles, and a range of prostheses.

Brodwin says most adaptive sports programs operate as nonprofits, and that means they have limited financial resources, which make it difficult for them to purchase and maintain equipment. This is where Eezitec came into the picture to bring a 3D Printed prototype to life.

Working with Michael Garafola of UCLA Adaptive Recreation, Eezitec visited their facilities and examined their sports wheelchairs for parts that had the potential for being 3D Printed. Garafola explained that the cost of replacing and buying parts was a burden, and finding a fast and affordable solution would take a huge strain off the sports program.

Eezitec decided to 3D Print the platform in which the adaptive sports player would rest their feet (footplate), as it was the part that was replaced often and had room for customization. Eezitec’s CTO, David Rodriguez, then designed two 3D Models of the footplates for double and single-legged players, exhibiting the quick and easy customization capabilities of 3D Printing.

The Eezitec team debuted the 3D Printed footplates at the Angle City Games - the only multi-sport event for Youth, Adults and Military with physical disabilities in Los Angeles. Along with Brodwin, Eezitec plans to help other adaptive sports organizations with the advent of 3D Printing into their programs. Their hope is to reduce the costs of equipment and replacement parts so that anyone with a physical disability can enter into the world of adaptive sports.

Eezitec Spring Sale Is On Till April 30

EEZITEC.com is having an incredible Spring Sale on all of our items - 5% off everything on our site!  3D Printers, Scanners, Filaments, and Accessories!  Use the coupon code "Springsale" during checkout and enjoy some savings on us :)  For a limited time till April 30 so get on it soon! Sign up for our newsletter for future sales, news, and content.  

Pictures From My Guest Speaking Engagement At The Art Institute Hollywood!

On February 13, 2015 I was taught the Animation Department at Art Institute Hollywood about the animation business and 3D printing.  I had an incredible time showing the students the UP Mini 3D printer as I printed model during my lecture.  The topics ranged from 3D Printing in the Animation industry to converting 2D designs into tangible objects.  The students and instructors were quite impressed and the class went 1 hour over as students watched the 3D printer do it's work while asking my Eezitec team questions about the technology.  I'm always fond of sharing my knowledge with people and as I grow as an entrepreneur in the 3D Printing space, I aim to spread what I've learned to anyone interested.  

New Episode of MAKE IT HAPPEN!

For my brand, EEZITEC, we've started a new web series called MAKE IT HAPPEN, where we 3D print one lucky winner's request every week and send them the completed model.  This episode, we print a dinosaur skull for Brian in Silverlake.  Watch more Eezitec content here: youtube.com/eezitec