CaMS Maker Space Introduces 3-D Printing Capabilities

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Opening of CaMS Maker Space Introduces 3-D Printing Capabilities to Campus

Published: December 3, 2015.

The equipment necessary to design and build 3D models and devices is now available at Lewis University. The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (CaMS) opened the CaMS Maker Space as an on-campus venue for students and faculty to design and build gadgets, gizmos and works of art.

The CaMS Maker Space is located in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences wing of the Science Center. The lab was set up by senior Computer Science major Joe Block as part of his Independent Study course in the Fall semester. It features five 3-D printers, a 3-D scanner that creates mathematical models of objects and two design workstations. The lab also includes computers and a desktop CNC mill that is capable of printing circuit boards.

“The Department of Computer and Mathematical Science hopes that the equipment will become a great resource for students,” Dr. Ray Klump, chair and professor, commented.

The equipment has been used to create objects for the department display cases (including a full chess set), physical models of surfaces studied in Calculus III, and even small components for physics research experiments.

The CaMS Maker Space plans to host a variety of community outreach activities, including events for the Girls Create with Technology series.

For more information contact Dr. Ray Klump at Also visit to view photos of images already created.

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, with concentrations in Cyber Security, Web and Mobile Development, Data Science, and Video Game Development. It also offers minors in Computer Science, Cyber Security Science, Data Science, and Web and Mobile Application Development. At the graduate level, it offers a nationally recognized for a Master of Science in Information Security program, which includes an innovative fast-track that enables students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. A master's degree in Data Science is also available for students who wish to learn more about Big Data. A new Master of Science in Computer Science will start in August 2016.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 7,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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