3D Printing to the Rescue Again!


When Tom Hurley, Senior Facilities Specialist in Facilities Planning & Institutional Services at St. Petersburg College, recently visited the iLab at SPC’s Seminole campus, it was for an interesting type of tech help. Hurley came to see if the iLab could 3D print a part that he was looking for. When an actuator connector, which helps control many of SPC’s water temperature valves, fails, it costs over $200 to replace the entire electric actuator controller. Hurley found that the iLab could print these actuator connectors on demand so that a repair could happen very quickly while saving the college money. SPC’s iLab [...]