Demonstration of 3-D printer at BD on Feb. 17

On Sunday, February 17, from 10-11:30 am, Harold Kohn will demonstrate and explain how 3-D printing works at Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Dr., Binghamton. The event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton and is open to the community. Breakfast will be served. The cost to attend is $5. To RSVP, call Charlie Manasse at 765-3304.
Kohn will discuss what 3-D printing is, how it works and what sort of things can be done with it.
Manasse, who organized the event, said, “Harold Kohn is a retired engineer who has his own 3-D printer. As a friend of Toby and Harold and, being curious about 3-D printers, I asked him about it. I was invited to their home for dinner and a demonstration. With the technology in its infancy, he bought a ‘kit’ and put it together. He has done several upgrades and modifications. I’ve heard about file formats stored with endings .com, .odt. and .gif. The inventor created a new .g file format. Other engineering software writers are writing to this format. The amount of new, free stuff is crazy. This demo can be appreciated by anyone from artsy to just plain curious. You do not need to be an electrical engineer. I’m not and I loved it.”
Kohn has made a working model of a Toyota five-speed manual transmission, square gears, some spiral vases and much more. He has agreed to demonstrate the printer, and explain the process and operation.
Following the 3-D printer presentation, there will be an exploratory discussion for those interested about forming a unified community service group that would not be defined by congregation membership or identity.