Students in Dipu Gupta's set design class at Western Washington University have been using a 3D printer to help them conceptualize various aspects of design without having to physically build a large-scale model.
"It's one of a series of things we're doing to increase the kind of technology we use," Gupta said. "Not just for the sake of technology, but also targeting in a way that will actually be useful in the careers of the future."
"In ways like this, we're at the forefront," he added. "No other department I know about is doing this."