POWERSET Tours A&M University and Essentium Materials
On Friday, November 10th, Palacios POWER SET traveled to College Station, Texas to visit Essentium Materials and Texas A&M University. Essentium Materials is a multi-faceted company that is, “…passionate about developing new and better materials and changing the business paradigm for high-tech companies.” They not only produce filament for 3-D printing, but they have also created the Fusebox, “The first step in the FlashFuse™ process is attaching a Fusebox™ to a printer. With this addition the printer is now compatible with FlashFuse™ Filament, making isotropric prints possible on any FuseBox™ enabled platform.” As a company committed to helping those in need, they use their materials and machines to produce high-quality, low-cost prosthetics for patients. POWER SET members toured their facilities and met with Blake and Elisa Tiepel, the President and COO respectively, of the company. After leaving Essentium, POWER SET traveled to the campus of Texas A&M University where they created magnetic slime with graduate students in the Chemistry department, and then attended a Nursing School presentation for future students geared specifically towards current high school students.