On display in the May Gallery now is our fall 2023 exhibit, From Model to Reality: The Limitless Potential of 3D Printing. A typical office or home printer puts down a single layer of ink on paper. 3D printing adds one layer of material (plastic, metal, cells, concrete, powder, food, etc.) atop the next until the desired three-dimensional object is built. The concept of 3D printing dates back to the 1940s, but with advancements in technology, it has become ubiquitous today, impacting almost every scientific field and major industry. This small exhibit highlights the brief history and fast-paced development of 3D printing. You will get a glimpse of its many applications today and its intriguing potential; learn about 3D printing at CU; and discover resources to help you explore the subject more deeply.